Position Details
Reference Number 30361
Position Title Associate Midwife Unit Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us
Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

  • Permanent, Full/Part Time at Sunshine Hospital
  • Assists the Midwife Unit Manager in the course of their duties to ensure provision of nursing/midwifery care
  • Contribute to the decisions that shape our health service

Seeking an Associate Midwife Unit Manager (ANUM) to rotate through Pregnancy Care Centre, the Birthing unit and postnatal wards, who demonstrates expert knowledge and skills while assuming a prominent management focus in the ward/unit.


  • Manage the area as midwife in charge on a shift by shift basis
  • Facilitating patient flow through the areas
  • working collaboratively with the midwife unit manager to manage the unit and staff
  • Promote ongoing learning and education for all staff in the unit
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

Essential Criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Midwifery qualification
  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Midwife
  • Have a commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care
  • Demonstrates clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary framework
  • Be innovative, resourceful and adaptable to change
  • Possess excellent clinical and organisation skills, ideally a minimum of 3-5 years midwifery experience
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Level 3 in RANZCOG fetal surveillance education program practitioner level


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Leigh Odlum
Contact Number 83450042
Contact Email midwiferyrecruitment@wh.org.au
Closing Date 14/11/2019
Position Description Associate Midwife Unit Manager PD 2018.pdf
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