Registered Midwife

Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time, Part time, Casual

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 177739

Reference: 177739

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Broaden Your Horizons

Align your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Australia.

  • Join the largest regional healthcare service in GEELONG, VICTORIA
  • Enjoy job security, flexibility and work life balance in a beautiful coastal location
  • Permanent Full time, Part time, Temporary and Casual positions available.

About Maternity Services at University Hospital Geelong

Barwon Health provides pregnancy, intrapartum and postnatal care for both high and low risk pregnancies. The number of births per annum is around 2880. Antenatal care is provided in both hospital and community sites. We have a Maternity Assessment Unit adjacent to the Birth Unit. The Birth Unit has 8 birth rooms and the Maternity Ward has 24 beds, a Postnatal Care in the home service and a Lactation service.

About the role

In this role you will plan, implement, evaluate and maintain a high standard of midwifery care to achieve desired clinical outcomes. At the same time recognising the needs and acknowledging the dignity, culture and values of all patients and their families. You will empower all people and their families within a service that embraces both continuity of philosophy and consistency of advice and information. You will provide direct patient care through a consumer centred approach and within scope of practice.

In this role you can decide where to work across the scope of midwifery practice, which includes Birthing suite, Antenatal and Postnatal care on the ward, Postnatal Care in the home (PCH), Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU), Antenatal clinics and the Permanent Acute Midwifery Pool. There is also the option to work in Special care nursery

In your application please let us know which is area/s you are interested in working in:-

  • Maternity Ward (Antenatal and Postnatal Care and/or Postnatal Care in the  Home .ONLY – this is an option for you to apply too
  • Birthing Suite and MAU only
  • A Combination of both Birthing Suite, MAU and Maternity Ward Care 
  • Permanent Nursing Pool where you will be able to work in Midwifery areas as well as other Acute areas within your scope of practice at Barwon Health.

We seek highly motivated Midwives with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to Woman and people Centred evidence based practice. Take this opportunity to shine and apply now to join our teams.

Benefits working as a Midwife at Barwon Health 

  • Increase autonomy with your work as a midwife at UHG, ability to increase your clinical skills in preforming ARMs, attaching FSE, preforming speculums, inserting cervidil and CRB, IV cannulation and perineal suturing. All of which can allow for continuity of care for the women within the service.
  • You can achieve your Water birth competency as we offer water immersion and water birth at UHG
  • We have 5 days a week of Clinical support and education and training, allowing for clinical support for your practise and ensuring you are up to date with education and training.
  • If looking to preceptor or mentor we have a clinical assessors course and support rostering to allow for you to work with other midwives that require preceptoring. As a preceptor it would be your responsibility to help guide, direct and assess nursing students and new staff members with their clinical practice.
  • Ability to apply for your Clinical Midwifery Specialist qualification, once eligible and meet the requirements for this.
  • BH as an organisation supports further education with paid time for work related study.
  • Ability to work across your scope of practice
  • Paid education/training for FSEP and PROMPT.
  • Flexible rostering
  • BH is a training hospital for Medical and Midwifery Staff which in turn maintains a standard of care.
  • All care is based on evidence based guidelines.
  • BH offers a Midwifery Group Practice and are working towards a Home Birth Model of care.
  • Opportunities to participate/apply to work in these models of care.

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who take pride in providing high quality service and great care. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

What we offer 

  •  Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction 
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Flexible working arrangements – speak to us about hours ,days or shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Ability to take leave without pay and purchase additional leave
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace 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 sexual orientation.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy

Registered Midwife

Job type:

Full time, Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Johanne Morris - 03 4215 5822
Michelle Harding and Marie Glover - 42152053 and 42152308

Registered Midwife