Associate Midwife Unit Manager - Thomson

Job posted: 24/02/2023
Applications close: 24/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16609

Reference: 16609

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Associate Midwife Unit Manager – Thomson Unit

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) are looking for an Associate Midwife Unit Manager to join our Women’s, Children and Birthing Unit on a part time, ongoing basis (40 hours per fortnight).

Women’s and Children’s Services at LRH is embarking on an exciting development with relocating into brand new ward areas in the 3A hospital expansion due for completion at the end of 2023. The service is expanding capacity with additional Birth suites and maternity inpatient beds, 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Unit and a SCN for up to 12 babies. The service is also introducing exciting midwifery models of care with commencement of Maternity Group practice (MGP) in the near future.

We’re looking for an AMUM who is passionate about women’s and babies’ health and playing a key role in leading our Midwifery team.  Working closely with the Midwife Unit Manager, you’ll provide leadership and support with the clinical and administrative management of the Maternity Unit, ensuring the achievement of quality patient outcomes are achieved.  You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of the workload capacity and will build and foster close working relationships with the MUM, NUM, Hospital Coordinators, ANUMs, AMUMs the wider Thomson team and other key stakeholders.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience
  • RANZCOG - Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP) 
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Competent in escalation and management of an obstetric emergency including a neonatal resuscitation

About our Thomson Unit

Our Women’s, Children and Birthing Unit (Thomson unit) is a combined unit providing maternity, surgical, paediatric and neonatal nursey services.  Currently it is comprised of 3 birth rooms, 8 maternity beds, 8 level 4 Acute SCN beds and 12 surgical paediatric beds and delivers 900 babies a year.

As a level 5 Maternity Service and Level 4 Special Care Nursery, our Thomson unit is also a referral service for our smaller Gippsland Regional maternity services.  We provide the highest level of care inclusive of:

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Birthing
  • Postnatal
  • Domiciliary
  • Lactation support
  • Special Care Nursery 

Why work for LRH?

You’ll be provided with a fast-paced, dynamic environment that is dedicated to safety best practices and passionate about Women centred care and patient advocacy. No day will be the same, full of challenges and opportunities to expand your midwifery knowledge and skills and continued education and career growth.

Our employees also enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Generous salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work options
  • Staff wellness programs, including dieticians and psychologists
  • Daily education sessions
  • Study time to assist with maintaining your mandatory training requirement
  • Celebration of inclusivity days
  • Free onsite parking
  • A friendly and supportive team, with a focus on continuous learning and development
  • High-quality person-centred care in clinical and mental health across the entire Gippsland region.
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment
  • Ongoing career growth

 About LRH

LRH was proud to be the recipient of the 2022 Premier’s Health Service of the Year (medium).  This prestigious accolade recognises the leadership and excellence in the provision of publicly funded healthcare and the amazing work our team does to drive change and improvement in the health outcomes for the Victorian community.

As Gippsland’s largest employer, LRH is located 150 km east of Melbourne at Traralgon and is the regional provider of specialist health services in Gippsland. LRH cares for a population of more than 290,000, with a catchment covering about 42,000 square kilometres from Phillip Island to Mallacoota in the far east.

Our services include cardiac care, surgery, medical care, dialysis, emergency care, aged care, obstetrics, allied health, rehabilitation, and pharmacy services. Medical and radiation oncology are also offered on site.  LRH is the main provider of acute mental health services in Gippsland with inpatient care at the hospital and community mental health teams in the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Yarram, Orbost, Warragul and Wonthaggi.  As a purpose-built teaching hospital, we have close relationships with local and leading education facilities, as well as an internal education and training dedicated to upskilling our team.

Now is an exciting time to join the LRH team, impending growth and opportunity is just around the corner and we are continuing our commitment to our workplace culture and becoming an employer of choice in our region.

Our unique difference

  • Regional lifestyle opportunities
  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
  • Generous salary packaging benefits paid parental leave, and flexible working conditions
  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality.

We are also committed to positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at peoplecultureadmin@lrh.com.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will contact you.

 IMPORTANT:  All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses), unless a valid medical exemption applies. Evidence of Vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement. Applicants for public facing positions will also be required to provide evidence of a current influenza vaccination (or exemption) prior to commencement

Associate Midwife Unit Manager - Thomson

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

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Cathryn Heywood - (03) 5173 8807

Associate Midwife Unit Manager - Thomson