Lead Educator Women’s and Children’s services

Job posted: 20/06/2023
Applications close: 04/10/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Nursing

Reference: 20201

Reference: 20201

Occupation: Education and Training, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd Learning Team is committed to providing quality education by promoting excellence in professional practice through empowering Nurses and Midwives in the public health sector. The Lead Educator for the Women’s and Children’s Program plays an integral role in leading and influencing quality education and professional development to build our future workforce.

  • Permanent full time position, Grade 5 Nursing and Midwifery Lead Educator: Women’s and Children’s
  • Key leadership position working across Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg and Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Expert clinical advisor for educational strategies related to Women’s and Children’s
  • Develop and implement educational strategies for maternity and neonatal education programs
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning Manager and other Nursing Lead Educators to support clinical staff education and training (Undergraduate, Graduate and Post Graduate)              

ABOUT YOU: Are you a senior educator who is passionate about affecting change through developing staff skill sets to improve patient outcomes? Are you outcomes driven and do you have skills to manage and provide oversight for strategy? Bring your expertise to our award winning organisation

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse and Midwife or Midwife with AHPRA
  • Post registration qualification in education required
  • Experience in leadership and management including the ability to lead, coach, and mentor a team
  • Advanced skills in educational design and implementation
  • Knowledge of contemporary nursing and midwifery workforce challenges and practices


Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd incorporates:

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, a major public hospital and specialist referral centre for obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological needs.
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital, a general hospital providing comprehensive care to the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. This hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects already underway and in planning.
  • Mercy Mental Health provides adult mental health services across the south west Melbourne area
  • Mercy Palliative Care, a community-based palliative care service offering support in the North and West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
  • O’Connell Family Centre, one of three early parenting centres in Victoria
  • Mercy Health Albury, a major provider of subacute (general) health services in the Albury–Wodonga and surrounding areas
  • Mercy Care Centre Young, a 26-bed health service providing a range of outpatient, community health and aged care services for the people of Young and surrounding regions

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Kassandra Russell
  • Kassandra.Russell@mercy.com.au

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Lead Educator Women’s and Children’s services

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Kassandra Russell - 87543514

Lead Educator Women’s and Children’s services