Registered Midwife - Maternity

Job posted: 15/02/2023
Applications close: 31/05/2023 (Midnight)
65 days remaining

65 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time, Part time, Casual

Organisation: West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11472

Reference: 11472

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland


Registered Midwife

Maternity Unit

Multiple Permanent Full Time or Part Time Vacancies

Multiple Fixed Term Full Time or Part Time Vacancies (parental leave backfill)

Casual opportunities are also available

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated Multidisciplinary Team providing care to families across the West Gippsland community?

Are you seeking a tree change or better work life balance?

Do you want to be a part of establishing a new hospital and a growing service?

We have several exciting opportunities for suitably qualified Registered Midwives (RN/RM & RM) in our Maternity/Special Care Nursery and Gynaecology Unit. The successful applicant will be required to work on a 24/7 rotational roster. Shifts patterns also include a trial of 12 hour shifts on an opt in basis. We have permanent part time, full time and casual positions available with hours negotiated upon appointment. We also have fixed term opportunities with the potential for contract review to cover staff on parental leave.

Our Maternity service provides pregnancy care to up to 1000 women and their families per year. Staff have the ability to rotate throughout the service on a daily basis to optimise continuity of care, and working within your full scope of practice. Staff are supported by our education team with one-on-one learning, in-service education and tailored learning as necessary.We offer a friendly, team focused work environment, comprehensive orientation to the department and organisation, in house salary packaging and free car parking. Further information is contained in the Position Description.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Demonstrated sound level of midwifery skills and works within safe practice principles
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI)
  • Understanding of current midwifery practice, including the Department of Health’s Victorian Maternity and Newborn Services Framework
  • Commitment to flexibility and innovation in practice including an evidence-based approach to care
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated written and computer skills at the level required to fulfil the role

IMPORTANT: All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be fully (3 doses) vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

About our organisation

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a growing regional health service, providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to one of the fastest growing Local Government Areas in the country – Baw Baw Shire. The Hospital cares for approximately 11,600 inpatients, makes nearly 28,000 community visits and sees more than 20,000 emergency presentations each year.

Warragul is a 30 minute drive from Pakenham along the freeway – against the traffic! WGHG are the largest employer in Warragul with a workforce of over 1400 staff and are committed to building on our organisation’s strengths by welcoming people with our shared values of teamwork, respect, accountability and compassion. We are excited at the news that our new state of the art hospital and public aged care facility is coming. The new hospital is set to feature 233-beds and 33 emergency department treatment spaces as well as aged care and an expanded maternity facility.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care that’s provided by our incredible staff. You won’t find a more friendly, and welcoming team than the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. We care for our community because we are the community! The boost in capacity means more patients can be treated faster.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, a National Police Record Clearance and a valid Employee Working with Children Check.  All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia.  A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments.

Further information and how to apply

Applications can be submitted via our recruitment portal (wghg.mercury.com.au) and must include a current CV and covering letter. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide at least 2 professional referees.

If you have any further queries, please contact Liz Adams, Midwife Manager on 0356230749 or email liz.adams@wghg.com.au.  Allison Deering, Midwife Manager on 0356230757 allison.deering@wghg.com.au

Applications close on Wednesday 31st May 2023. Please apply at your earliest convenience, shortlisting may commence prior to the closing date.

As an inclusive employer, committed to improving diversity and equity in our workforce, we encourage applications from all parts of our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI people, and people with lived experience of disability. 

As a Child Safe organisation, West Gippsland Healthcare Group promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.

Registered Midwife - Maternity

Job type:

Full time, Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Elizabeth Adams - (03) 5623 0749
Allison Deering - (03) 5623 0757

Registered Midwife - Maternity