19667 - 01KAT

Midwife - Women, Youth and Children
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 31 July 2020

Classification: Registered Midwife Level 1
Salary: $67,078 - $89,604
Position No: 19667 - 01KAT
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
Contact Officer: Penny Maher on penny.maher@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 7392

Canberra Health Service is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Service include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.
Canberra Health Service is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Overview of the work area and position
Women, Youth and Children Community Health Programs delivers a range of primary health care community-based services to children, families and women. These services include support, education and information; counselling, assessment and screening; early identification and referral; and the delivery of public health programs. Services are delivered within a multidisciplinary context if not by a multidisciplinary team.
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) is seeking Registered Midwives with an interest in working with postnatal women and babies in the Birthing environment. The Birthing unit is a Labour Birth Recovery Postnatal (LBRP) model where if a low risk woman and her baby are well after birth; discharge occurs from six hours.
We require suitably qualified midwives who would provide postnatal midwifery care and facilitate discharge into the ambulatory midwifery services. In a midwifery team environment, this position would also be required to provide care of more complex women and babies while waiting for transfer to the maternity wards.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
* Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Applicants require a minimum 12 month midwifery experience.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
* Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
* Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
* Comply with Canberra Health Service Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
There are several temporary and permanent positions available for Registered Midwife Level 1's available across all maternity services. An order of merit may be established from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies at level which may arise over the next 12 months. The successful applicants will be required to work a rotating roster seven days a week. Full-time and part-time hours will be considered.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services