Position Details
Reference Number 40495
Position Title Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist - Newborn Services
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About the Role

The Women’s & Children’s (W&Cs) Services Neonatal Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist is a role for a professional clinical facilitator who will provide leadership, planning, delivery and implementation of clinical improvement strategies within the Special Care Nursery and assist in the planning for a Level 6A NICU in the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The role also has a component of Quality with the ability to implement and evaluate clinical improvement strategies in Neonatal Care.

This is an opportunity to be a part of a team and share your skills and knowledge in a family focused, progressive and innovative Neonatal Service.  With the new Joan Kirner Women;s & Children's (JKWC) service, become part of the expanding and leading edge Newborn Services team.  If you want to be part of a team that supports and encourages you to provide best care, we want you to apply.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse/Midwife in Australia
  • Effective organisational skills, with respect to time management and delegation
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Skills and experience to work in a High Dependency Special Care Nursery and NICU
  • Post graduate qualification in neonatal intensive care or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage people


  • Post graduate in project management or working towards same

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
Contact Person Bronwyn Menadue
Contact Number 90552404
Contact Email Bronwyn.Menadue@wh.org.au
Closing Date 09/03/2021
Position Description Clinical Practice Improvement Sprecialist NBS - NICU 19022021.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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