Midwifery Group Practice Midwife

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwives to join our newly established Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) team. Having successfully appointed MGP midwives to commence in our MGP we are planning for the anticipated growth this model of care will generate.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/21136
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Midwifery Group Practice Midwife Sept 2021.pdf (PDF, 366KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sam McLean or Tina Pettigrew
via samantha.mclean@mdhs.vic.gov.au or 03 54610333

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Registered Midwife

Midwifery Group Practice

Permanent Part Time – 56 hours per fortnight


Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020                 

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwives to join our newly established Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) team. Having successfully appointed MGP midwives to commence in our MGP we are planning for the anticipated growth this model of care will generate.

This is your opportunity to join our growing team at the beginning of an exciting journey for the health service and our local community.

The proposed MoC has been developed by a Project Governance Committee including representation from Safer Care Victoria, Department of Health, the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, local consumer representation and other local stakeholders.

This is a unique opportunity for dedicated and passionate midwives to be involved in shaping their own working environment and our maternity services more broadly.

At MDHS you will experience working across the full scope of midwifery practice in both the hospital and community environments. Once the MoC is operationalised, MPG midwives will provide care for an allocated group of women and will collaborate with other healthcare workers to provide care through the continuum of pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. MGP midwives will work closely with core staff midwives rostered to the acute medical/surgical ward.

Our maternity services team is led by a consultant obstetrician and a Maternity Services Coordinator. We have two General Practice Obstetricians that work on a rotating roster. MDHS is geographically located approximately half way between the regional centres of Ballarat and Bendigo. We have excellent collaborative relationships with these higher level health services, which facilitate shared pregnancy care for higher risk women closer to home.

Maryborough really is the perfect location for any midwife wanting to work across the full scope of midwifery practice, with a varied caseload and fantastic opportunities for professional growth. Strong relationships with higher level regional services mean that you are able to maintain skills by continual exposure to higher acuity settings, while being based in a small, low risk service.

The rural location provides the perfect setting for down time away from work, and is easy commuting distance from regional centres and Melbourne.

Expressions of interest are sought for midwives wanting to work in this exciting new MGP.

There is a requirement to work on call as part of your roster to meet the care needs of women.  MGP roles will be offered at 0.7 FTE as permanent ongoing positions.

0.6 FTE is to be worked in the MGP (with a proportional caseload)

0.1 FTE is to be worked in a rostered (above ratio) capacity at Ballarat Health Services

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbally and written
  • Woman-centred care, with excellent relationship building skills
  • Great organisational skills with particular respect to time management
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Nurses and Midwives EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  1. Current registration as a Registered Midwife with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
  2. Demonstrate that you meet the criteria for a Clinical Midwife Specialist.
  3. Current FSEP level 3 practitioner.
  4. Current Victorian Driving License.
    1. Evidence of recent neonatal resuscitation competency.
    2. Demonstrated application of professional and ethical boundaries to the delivery of evidence based, woman centred care with demonstrated capacity to interact with a multidisciplinary team in a personable and professional manner and resolve conflicts when they arise.
    3. Demonstrated commitment to work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families and employees to enhance health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
    4. Evidence of participation in own professional development and commitment to maintaining competence and enhancement of skills, and willingness to apply and share professional expertise with colleagues.

Specialist Expertise

  1. Experience in team/caseload midwifery or recent experience in all areas of midwifery care, including but not limited to antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care in a hospital setting as well as in the community.
  2. Demonstrated clinical competence or working towards competence to perform the following:
  • newborn examinations
  • perineal suturing
  • IV cannulation
  • fetal scalp electrode placement
  • speculum examination
  1. Postgraduate advanced studies in midwifery (or working towards same, will be viewed favourably)

Personal Qualities

  1. Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to manage time independently.
  2. Ability to operate in an environment of change.

For further information, please contact Sam McLean via samantha.mclean@mdhs.vic.gov.auor Tina Pettigrew via tpettigrew@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 03 5461 0333.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 12th December 2021.

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

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MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

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