Position Details
Reference Number 35538
Position Title Registered Midwife - Joan Kirner Women's & Children's
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

To be eligible for any of the positions below, you must possess;

-          Successful completion of Bachelor of Midwifery

-          Registration with AHPRA as a Midwife

-          Minimum 12 months Post Graduate Midwifery experience

-          Ability to work a Rotating Roster

Women’s & Children’s Services

Join our team and contribute to our positive, family focused and progressive culture. The recently opened, purpose built Joan Kirner Women's and Children's (JKWC) building includes capacity for 20 birthing rooms, 4 brand new active birth pools, dedicated obstetric theatres, 64 family friendly inpatient rooms, SCN cots and a newly opened NICU.

The maternity service supports specialist maternity clinics, an all risk caseload midwifery model, a high care unit and dedicated bereavement rooms and facilities for supporting families across the continuum.

Midwives are supported to grow professionally with access to 24/7 clinical support. There is support to develop clinical knowledge and skills or undertake research with key academic partners.

The Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit currently have the following Grade 2 Registered Midwife vacancies available at Western Health:

Maternity Services

You will work with a high level of autonomy and responsibility across the maternity continuum from antenatal bookings through to birth and home-based postnatal visits, with further opportunities to participate in day-stay pregnancy monitoring, maternity triage, specialist clinics and lactation support.

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Enthusiasm to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary maternity care model
  • Experience across the scope of maternity care
  • Great communication skills
  • Most importantly, a commitment to high quality, safe and person centred maternity care!


IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your cover letter, the specific position you are applying for. All applicants must also have the relevant qualifications and experience.

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people 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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

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 Essential: Do you have 12 months post graduate midwifery experience?
Contact Person Recruitment Team, Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit
Contact Number 03 8345 4040
Contact Email RecruitNMWU@wh.org.au
Closing Date 13/05/2020
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