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Registered Midwife (Grade 2) GEELONG VICTORIA

Job posted: 18/08/2021
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 171500

Reference: 171500

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

  • Multiple positions available permanent Full time, part time and casual.


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 2600. 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, an Extended Postnatal Care 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.


To be successful in this role you must be able to work across the scope of midwifery practice, which includes Birthing suite, antenatal/postnatal/ midwifery clinics and extended postnatal care.


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.

  • There is an ability to apply for your Clinical Midwifery Specialist qualification, once eligible and meet the requirements for this.


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.


Barwon Health staff benefits



  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation and sponsorship support options

  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast


About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA


Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.



  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area

  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road

  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

  • 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.


At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.


We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.


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

Registered Midwife (Grade 2) GEELONG VICTORIA

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Contact:

Marie Glover - (03) 4215 2308
marieg@barwonhealth.org.au
Michelle Harding - (03) 4215 2053

Registered Midwife (Grade 2) GEELONG VICTORIA