Clinical Educator - Maternity

Job posted: 19/05/2023
Applications close: 29/10/2023 (Midnight)
30 days remaining

30 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11580

Reference: 11580

Occupation: Education and Training, Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland



Learning & Development

Permanent Full Time/Part Time - 120 hours per fortnight available

Educator (non-major) Year 1 and 2 (YW4)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Learning and Development Unit at West Gippsland Healthcare Group in the role of Clinical Educator for the Maternity unit.  This is a Permanent full-time/part-time position for two or more successful candidates.

Reporting to the Learning and Development Manager, you will work within a motivated and dedicated team that provides support to the organisation over a wide range of education and development services, including but not limited to, in-service education, development and delivery of training programs, competency assessments, supervision of student placements and staff development education.

This would also entail working with the Learning and Development Unit to provide support within the Maternity unit via hands-on teaching, mentoring and guidance to all Midwives including Graduate Midwives, Postgraduate Midwifery students and Registered Midwives and Nurses to further develop:

  • Supernumerary supported time in Birth Suite, antenatal assessment and Postnatal
  • Support for acquisition of clinical skills including vaginal examination, artificial rupture of membranes, speculum examination, perineal suturing, application of fetal scalp clip, balloon catheter insertion, newborn examination and IV Cannulation.

We are seeking expressions of interest from motivated, experienced and enthusiastic people with a passion for learning and development to work collaboratively in providing high-quality learning opportunities, using a range of modalities that support and enable participants to practice as safe, confident and accountable professionals.

This stimulating role would suit an experienced Midwife who has clinical expertise in the area of Maternity and Women’s Health and is flexible, solutions-focused, committed to quality, willing to accept a challenge and enjoys working within a team that is dedicated to providing great service to their client group.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Registration as a Registered Midwife with AHPRA
  • Extensive post-registration experience, of no less than 5 years
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or relevant tertiary qualification in education and support
  • Post Graduate Qualification in education or working towards (highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated recent clinical experience across the pregnancy and birth continuum
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • High-level clinical skills across the continuum of pregnancy.
  • Knowledge of contemporary midwifery issues
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

The following experience/qualifications would be considered advantageous:

  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel

IMPORTANT: All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be fully (3 doses) vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

About our organisation

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a growing regional health service, providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to one of the fastest-growing Local Government Areas in the country – Baw Baw Shire. The Hospital cares for approximately 11,600 inpatients, makes nearly 28,000 community visits and sees more than 20,000 emergency presentations each year.

The administrative headquarters is located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul. Warragul is a 30 minute drive from Pakenham along the freeway – against the traffic!

WGHG are the largest employer in Warragul with a workforce of over 1400 staff and are committed to building on our organisation’s strengths by welcoming people with our shared values of teamwork, respect, accountability and compassion.

We are well aware our hospital is aging but are excited at the news that our new state-of-the-art hospital and public aged care facility is coming. A 23.6 hectare site at Lardners Track in Drouin East was acquired by West Gippsland Healthcare Group for a future hospital back in 2007. The new hospital is set to feature 233 beds and 33 emergency department treatment spaces as well as aged care and an expanded maternity facility.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care that’s delivered by our incredible staff. You won’t find a more friendly and welcoming team than the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. We care for our community because we are the community! The boost in capacity means more patients can be treated faster.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, an NDIS worker screening clearance and a current Employee Working with Children Check. All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia. A six-month probationary period applies to all new appointments.

Further details and how to apply

Applications must be submitted via our recruitment portal (wghg.mercury.com.au) and must include a current CV, a response to the selection criteria and a cover letter. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide at least 2 professional referees. If you have any further queries, please contact Jerin Jose Acting Learning and Development Manager on 03 5623 0832 or Melissa Burton, Learning and Development Administration Assistant on 03 5623 0381.

Applications close on Sunday 29th October 2023


As an inclusive employer, committed to improving diversity and equity in our workforce, we encourage applications from all parts of our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI people, and people with lived experience of disability.

As a Child Safe organisation, West Gippsland Healthcare Group promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.

Clinical Educator - Maternity

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jerin Jose - (03) 5623 0832
Melissa Burton - (03) 5623 0381

Clinical Educator - Maternity