Clinical Midwife Educator / Registered Midwife (As per award)

Job posted: 23/08/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Job type: Other

Organisation: Maryborough District Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/21123

Reference: VG/21123

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwifery educator for our maternity team.

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Registered Midwife

Midwifery Educator

Permanent Part or Full Time negotiable

Classification:  Registered Nurse Grade 4 Teacher

Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 and its successor.

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwifery educator for our maternity team.

This is your opportunity to join our team at the beginning of an exciting journey for the health service and our local community. MDHS is proposing to implement a Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) – Case load Model of Care (MoC).

As a midwifery educator at MDHS you will responsible for delivering education across the full scope of midwifery practice to our midwifery team as well as a program of maternity education to our registered nursing workforce. Within this role there also exists the opportunity to combine your passion for education with your love of clinical practice and to support our MGP & RN workforce with modelling quality clinical care and mentorship whilst providing direct clinical care to maternity patients.

Maryborough really is the perfect location for any midwife passionate about education and quality, rural maternity care.  There are fantastic opportunities for professional growth as our strong relationships with higher level regional services mean that you are able to maintain skills by continual exposure to higher acuity settings, while being based in a small, low risk service.

The rural location provides the perfect setting for down time away from work, and is easy commuting distance from regional centers and Melbourne.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbally and written
  • Woman-centred care, with excellent relationship building skills
  • Great organisational skills with particular respect to time management
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Nurses and Midwives EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  1. Current qualification and Registration as a Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  2. Minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in midwifery is required.
  3. Demonstrated competence in all elements of the midwifery continuum including assessment, planning and evaluation of care.
    1. RANZCOG Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP) Level 3 practitioner.
    2. Experience in a clinical supervision/preceptoring role will be highly regarded.
    3. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent is highly desirable (or willingness to achieve the same).
    4. Simulation and scenario based teaching and experience is desirable.
    5. Demonstrated knowledge of professional standards (code of conduct, standards for practice) and their application to the scope of midwifery practice.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge of The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards
    7. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of quality evidence-based best practice, through a comprehensive knowledge of research processes and their application to clinical practice. A Post-Graduate qualification in Midwifery highly desirable.
    8. Demonstrated knowledge of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and a commitment to evidence based care to provide a supportive and enabling environment for breastfeeding mothers.
    9. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice.
    10. Demonstrated ability to create a positive learning and reflective practice environment for learners at all levels

Personal Qualities

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and personal philosophy of working in partnership with a woman and her family to ensure they are empowered and informed to make fully informed decisions and are valued participants in their own care.
  2. Proven ability as an effective clinical leader.
  3. Excellent communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively both in person and in a written format and to motivate and engage with staff in a positive manner to achieve identified objectives.
  4. Demonstrated ability and passion for working in a high functioning team.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of quality improvement processes and contemporary health principles to drive and embed change.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of teaching, assessment and clinical supervision principles with experience providing feedback on performance to students/staff.
  7. Experience in developing and implementing systems and processes that guide the novice practitioner to competence and then to expert
  8. Demonstrated capacity of being a reflective practitioner and ability to receive feedback on own performance.
  9. Demonstrated experience using computer programs for education purposes and file and data management e.g. BOS program
  10. A member of Australian College of Midwives (ACM) with a demonstrated commitment to own professional development activities with ACM

For further information, please contact Sam McLean via samantha.mclean@mdhs.vic.gov.auor Tina Pettigrew via tpettigrew@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 03 5461 0333.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.


Other positions available include:

Midwifery Group Practice Midwife

Core Midwife


MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Clinical Midwife Educator / Registered Midwife (As per award)

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Sam McLean or Tina Pettigrew | via samantha.mclean@mdhs.vic.gov.au or 5461 0333

Clinical Midwife Educator / Registered Midwife (As per award)