Position Details
Reference Number 53317
Position Title Midwifery Program Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

Western Health is seeking applications for a Midwifery Program Coordinator at 0.8 FTE, working as a valued senior member of the Centre for Education and Learning team.

The Midwifery Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of the Transition to Practice Programs for Maternity Services at Western Health.  The Graduate Midwife Program Coordinator will support Western Health - Centre for Education and Learning in achieving its strategic aims.  They will support the growth and maintenance of the future midwifery workforce by coordinating programs that are based on best evidence and utilises contemporary educational theoretical frameworks and promote life- long learning.

The Grade 5 Midwifery Program Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the Education and Learning management team at Western Health and will work closely to and report directly to the Grade 6 Midwifery Education and Learning Manager.

The role will include (but not limited to):

  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the Midwifery Transition to Practice Programs
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to support workforce development in Maternity Services
  • Designing and delivering sustainable programs to enhance participants experience and transition into the workforce
  • Monitoring program participants development in clinical reasoning, clinical skill and professional development, ensuring they are meeting all program requirements
  • Actively promoting and coordinating recruitment and onboarding requirements, including rotation planning
  • Collaborating with Clinical Midwifery Educators and Clinical Support Midwives to deliver optimal education and clinical support to program participants
  • Meeting set operational and financial targets
  • Design and maintain a midwifery program database
  • Meeting reporting requirements as set by WH and DHHS

To be successful in this role you must possess:

  • Current Midwifery or dual Nursing/Midwifery registration with AHPRA
  • Masters with an educational focus (or currently undertaking)
  • A minimum of 5 years clinical midwifery experience with advanced clinical skills
  • A minimum of 3 years Clinical Education experience, including experience in the development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of educational programs, with the ability to utilise contemporary strategies based on adult learning principles and theoretical frameworks.

About Us:

Our workforce of over 11,000 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 is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 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 (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

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

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a Registered Midwife with AHPRA?
Essential: Are you undertaking, or have you completed, a Postgraduate or Masters in education and/or leadership?
Essential: Do you have a minimum of 5 years clinical midwifery experience with advanced clinical skills?
Essential: Do you have a minimum of 3 years Clinical Education experience, including experience in the development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of educational programs, with the ability to utilise contemporary strategies based in adult learning principles and theoretical frameworks?
Contact Person Hayley Pohatu
Contact Number 0466 489 687
Contact Email Hayley.Pohatu@wh.org.au
Closing Date 26/02/2024
Position Description Midwifery Program Coordinator.pdf
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