Position Details
Reference Number 37323
Position Title Director of Midwifery Practice
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Western Health
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 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Are you passionate, motivated and dedicated to midwifery leadership and want to make a difference to maternity care?

Western Health has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, and suitably experienced and qualified individual to join Western Health's Nursing & Midwifery Executive.

The Director of Midwifery Practice will provide high level professional leadership, accountability, vision and guidance for midwifery clinical standards, clinical practice, quality and safety requirements through appropriate midwifery staffing and skill mix, clinical competence, credentialing and evidence based standards of practice across Western Health.

The Director of Midwifery Practice will be an integral member of the senior leadership team and responsible and accountable for the provision of Best Care.

To be successful you will be an experienced senior midwifery leader and have a demonstrated and proven track record of effective leadership, the ability to influence through the establishment of effective relationships and an alignment with Western Health's values.


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 Shane Crowe
Contact Number 0383451463
Alternate Contact Person Wendy Watson
Alternate Contact Number 0383451178
Closing Date 25/02/2020
Position Description Director of Midwifery Practice Position Description December 2019.docx
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