Position Details
Reference Number 32212
Position Title Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist Midwife
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
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

The Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist (CPIS) will play a key role with a focus on quality improvement across Women's and Children's with a focus on Maternity Service provision.

The Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist position is a role for a professional clinical facilitator who will provide assistance and oversight in the planning, delivery and implementation and evaluation of clinical improvement strategies.  The CPIS will be required to work collaboratively across Women's & Children's service teams to ensure agreed clinical improvement deliverables are acheived in an effective and efficient manner.  

This role has responsibility to work collaboratively across Women's and Children's services to coordinate and deliver clinical practice guideline / policy / procedure development to ensure Best Care

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria

  • Enthusiasm to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary care model
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience implementing quality improvement initiatives in a health care setting
  • Experience with guideline / policy development in a maternity setting
  • A commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care

Essential Criteria

  • Registration as Midwife with AHPRA
  • 3 years post-graduation as a Registered Midwife


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 Desirable: Minimum 3 years post registration midwifery experience
Desirable: Demonstrated clinical improvement competence, ability to develop clinical practice guidelines
Contact Person Lisa Smith
Contact Number 0409799045
Contact Email lisa.smith@wh.org.au
Closing Date 21/06/2019
Position Description Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist Midwife_PD_30052019.pdf
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