Clinical Development Midwife - Clinical Support and Projects
Closes: 09 June 2023
Classification: Registered Midwife Level 2
Salary: $100,957 - $107,000 plus superannuation
Position No: 22219, several - 02B0Z
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 May 2023
Contact Officer: Fiona Cameron on email@example.com or 0422 189 893
Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) is seeking enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified Registered Midwives Level 2 with an interest in providing clinical education leadership to support staff to grow and develop in their midwifery and nursing careers. Our CDMS provide educational and clinical support to midwives working across antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care services as well as continuity of care models.
CDMs also provide support for newly graduated midwives, through an intensive transition to practice program. As skilled midwifery practitioners, our CDMs coordinate and deliver department wide in-service and education activities. You are supported by the Clinical Support Midwife, Clinical Midwifery Managers and Clinical Support Manager to work within your full midwifery scope of practice across all areas of Maternity.
This is an exciting time for CHWC as we expand our maternity services to include a dedicated Maternity Assessment Unit located adjacent to our Birthing Unit and a dedicated Early Pregnancy Unit within the Antenatal and Gynaecology Unit. Our expansion in service delivery has created exciting opportunities in all areas for experienced midwives to join the team of their choosing.
CHWC is a level 6 tertiary centre providing specialised maternity, neonatology and paediatric services for the ACT and surrounding regional areas to approximately 3800 women per year.
The CHWC offers antenatal, birthing, and postnatal services under various models of care aimed at providing woman and family centred care. CHWC staff are committed to providing a women centred approach where we focus on the woman’s unique needs, expectations, and aspirations; recognise her right to self-determination in terms of choice, control, and continuity of care; and address her social, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs and expectations. The maternity department at CHWC is dynamic with a strong culture of finding innovative modern solutions to the demands and challenges facing contemporary midwifery.
Maternity care options include midwifery led continuity of care models, midwifery led care, and maternity team care, working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team as required. The CHWC is the tertiary referral service for the ACT and Southern NSW region. The Maternity services are supported by a tertiary neonatal service including Intensive Care (NICU), Special Care (SCN) and the regional retrieval service (ACT NETS).
Reporting to the Clinical Support Midwife, the level 2 Registered Clinical Development Midwife is responsible for providing leadership in midwifery education. This includes supporting staff to achieve excellence in clinical, quality and safe practice, working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and with consumers of maternity services. The level 2 Registered Midwife will lead by example in upholding the CHS values and actively participate in developing a culture that promotes the CHS values and vision within the work unit.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated high level interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including simultaneously managing and prioritising multiple issues, with a high degree of drive and self-motivation.
- Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to the needs of the Maternity Unit.
- An ability to work respectfully in partnership with a range of stakeholders while simultaneously demonstrating leadership.
- Resourcefulness and adaptability to meet these changing needs within a dynamic environment.
Position Requirements / Qualifications
- Relevant midwifery and/or nursing qualifications and a minimum of three years’ experience working professionally in midwifery.
- Be registered or be eligible for registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Extensive experience as a Registered Midwife across the full scope of practice
- The successful applicant will need to be available for rotational shift work roster which includes weekends and public holidays.
- The successful applicant will be required to undertake “Train the Assessor” training through Workforce Capability if they do not hold a similar qualification such as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
- CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.
- Postgraduate qualifications in relevant field e.g., Midwifery, Child, and Family Health and/or Clinical Leadership (desirable).
- Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
- Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au)
Note: These are temporary positions available from 8 June 2023 until 27 October 2023 with the possibility of extension up to 12 months. Part-time hours will also be considered.
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These are temporary positions available from 8 June 2023 until 27 October 2023 with the possibility of extension up to 12 months.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services