Position Details
Reference Number 42752
Position Title Maternity Services – Registered Midwife
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

Maternity Services – Registered Midwife

Come and join our friendly, multi-disciplinary collaborative team to see your midwifery passion reignited, supported and encouraged!

Western Health is seeking passionate Midwives to join our dynamic Maternity Services team.  Known for its strong midwifery culture and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to flex your midwifery skills whilst working across the spectrum of maternity care.

Having recently expanded our service, we are now able to offer employment working in low-risk, all-risk or Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (Galinjera) teams with the option of providing homebirth services.

Selection Criteria

  • Current certification through AHPRA as a “Registered Midwife”
  • A minimum 12 months experience as a Registered Midwife in an Australian hospital setting (not including placements).
  • Passionate about woman-centred care, advocacy and education
  • Possess excellent clinical skills, with sound ‘evidence based’ judgement
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a broader multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience and desire in undertaking professional development activities to maintain and enhance nursing / midwifery expertise.

IMPORTANT: In your cover letter and application, ensure you write the specific position and
site you are applying for


Registered Midwife Pool

The Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit (NMWU) at Western Health are currently seeking highly motivated Registered Midwives to join our newly established Midwifery Pool team. Our Pool services aim to fill vacancies that arise across Western Health’s Maternity Services on a daily basis.

Working across our two clinical campus’ of Joan Kirner and Bacchus Marsh hospital enables you to enjoy variety and flexibility and experience both tertiary level maternity care, and low risk maternity care. Pool Midwives will be managed by the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Unit (NMWU) and allow for the opportunity to work across a variety of wards instead of working exclusively in one area.

At Joan Kirner, you have the opportunity to work across areas such as:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC)
  • Birthing & High Care Unit (HCU)
  • Antental/Postnatal Maternity Wards

At Bacchus Marsh, you have the opportunity to work across areas such as:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Maternity Ward – which encompasses Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal Care

Working on Pool provides midwives a great opportunity to develop, consolidate and expand their clinical skills and to experience a variety of different work places.

Pool gives you the guarantee of contracted hours and shifts, while maintaining your low risk and tertiary skills.  It also allows you to quickly develop professional relationships, and feel part of a team! Pool has been shown to reduce the risk of burnout and improves workplace satisfaction as every day is different.

Flexible working arrangements will also be considered on an individual basis.


Registered Midwife

Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s

Permanent Part Time/Full Time/Casual

Our dedicated Women’s and Children’s tertiary-level facility at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital stands 8 floors tall, proudly and passionately serving families of Melbourne’s western suburbs with quality and evidence-based care. The state-of-the-art facility with 26 large spacious birthing rooms with four having luxurious birthing pools makes women comfortable, secure and safe throughout their maternity experience.

Midwives are actively encouraged to up-skill, develop their critical thinking, take leadership roles and lead care planning with an emphasis on person-centred care. As a Registered Midwife (or Nurse/Midwife) you have the opportunity to work on rotation across areas such as:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC)
  • Birthing Suite & High Care Unit (HCU)
  • Postnatal Maternity Wards
  • Domiciliary team

Incorporating elements of each department is our well-established continuity of care model- ‘Midwifery Group Practice’ (MGP). Catering for approximately 14% of all birthing families at JKWCH, our MGP is the largest in Victoria.


Registered Midwife

Bacchus Marsh

Permanent Part Time/Full Time/Casual

Western Health Bacchus Marsh campus have an opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated midwives to come and join our friendly, multi-disciplinary collaborative team.

We offer rotations in:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Childbirth Education
  • Maternity Assessment Centre
  • Birthing Suite
  • Postnatal Maternity Ward
  • Domiciliary team
  • SCN
  • Lactation Services


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, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care and Mental Health and Well-being Services 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 (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

$67,527.20 - $95,378.40 based on Experience per Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024.

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

Selection Criteria Essential: Please specify which department/area you are applying for, based on what is currently listed in the advert.
Essential: Please specify if you are applying for Full/Time, Part/Time or Casual (Bank) hours.
Essential: Which Western Health Campus are you seeking to work? (Sunshine, Footscray, Williamstown, Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh) Please note: review the campuses that are listed in the advert.
Essential: Is there any current conditions on your AHPRA registration?
Essential: If yes, please describe the current conditions on your AHPRA registration.
Contact Person Erica Cramond
Contact Number 9055 3092
Contact Email Erica.Cramond@wh.org.au
Closing Date 12/03/2024
Position Description Registered Midwife Generic PD - June 2023.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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