Clinical Lead - Birthing Services

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 31/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54323

Reference: 54323

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

An exciting opportunity is available for an obstetrician to lead the birthing services at Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s, Western Health, Melbourne, VIC.

Is this for you?

This role would suit a clinically active obstetrician with demonstrated clinical excellence and leadership experience whose values clearly support our commitment to women centred care and a culture of teamwork, collaboration and wellbeing that models the Western Health values and continues to build on excellent partnerships with midwifery and other staff.

Ideally, you will be a skilled obstetrician who will thrive in a busy, diverse and modern tertiary maternity setting and one who gains satisfaction from prioritising tasks, allocating sometimes limited resources and achieving great outcomes in a dynamic environment.

What you will do:

The Clinical Lead for Birthing Services is a key clinical leadership role that oversees the quality, safety and improvement of our rapidly expanding tertiary maternity service which is currently birthing approx. 6600 women annually. The role is aimed specifically at the oversight and improvement of care provided through our Birth Suite & Maternity Assessment Centre.

This role reports to the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and will work collaboratively with the Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Team clinical leads and the Safety and Quality lead.

The Clinical Lead Birthing Services will partner with the Birthing Unit Manager and Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC) Unit Manager to ensure a multi-professional approach to the delivery of care.

The role is also expected to support our proud reputation as an employer of choice for RANZCOG O&G trainees and junior medical staff planning vocational training in the specialty.

Where you will work:

Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s Western Health is located in the Western area of Melbourne, VIC. Easily accessed from most Melbourne suburbs by motorways, the hospital is 30km from the CBD.

The division of Women’s & Children’s Services at Western Health is responsible for the provision of inpatient and ambulatory care across Maternity, Gynaecology, Neonatal and Paediatric Services.

The Division continues to expand and develop to meet the Western region’s population growth, care complexities and demand. The service has seen significant growth over the last 4-5 years across all program areas in assisting to meet regional support requirements. The purpose- built Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital, continues to support the growth of the service.

In 2022/23 in the Women’s and Children’s Division

  • More than 6,800 babies were born; on average 18 babies per day
  • More than 400 babies were born at Bacchus Marsh Hospital
  • More than 1,700 neonates accessed Newborn Services
  • More than 2,750 women accessed inpatient Gynaecology services
  • More than 2,600 children were admitted
  • More than 21,500 children were cared for in the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department
  • More than 120,000 episodes of ambulatory care were provided

This role is based only at the Joan Kirner site on the Sunshine Campus, St Albans VIC.

Want to know more?

If you think this role may be for you, we want to hear from you. Please see the accompanying Position Description for more details. We will be happy to discuss a job-share arrangement for 2 obstetricians who wish to share this role.

Contact details:

Dr Lauren DeLuca

Director O&G


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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 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 (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health is implementing a new recruitment system, launching on Monday, 27th May 2024.

There will be a period from the 27th - 29th May which you might not be able to apply for this role. However, the position will be available for you to apply from the 30th May until the stipulated closing date.

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

Clinical Lead - Birthing Services

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Lauren DeLuca - 90552441

Clinical Lead - Birthing Services