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Registered Midwife Level 2 - Registered Midwife – Maternity Options Service

ACT Health - Canberra Airport, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job Title: Registered Midwife – Maternity Options Service
Classification: Registered Midwife Level 2
Position Number: 45731
Annual Salary: $94,409 - $100,061
Branch: Women, Youth and Children
Section: Women Youth and Children Community Health Programs
Vacancy Type: Temporary Part time at 32 hours per week
Duration: Seven months with the possibility of extension or permanency
Closing Date: 26 February 2021
Contact Officer: Rebekah Howard (02) 5124 4386 [email protected]

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
•The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
•University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
•Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
•Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
•A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

Maternal and Child Health (MACH) Services deliver a range of universal and targeted services for newborns, young children and their parents/carers. These services aim to support early identification and intervention for child development concerns; and information and support for parenting. This is the only child and family health service across the ACT.

The Canberra Maternity Options Service (CMOS) is the first point of contact for women accessing public maternity care in the ACT. Midwives in the team will provide evidence-informed information to support the woman’s decision making across the childbirth continuum and during the postnatal period up to six weeks after their baby is born.

Under limited direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager you will provide early pregnancy assessments, appropriate referral and information to all expectant mothers accessing the public maternity system. The successful applicant will be proactive, flexible, adaptive and comfortable with a changing working environment.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

•Registered as a Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) qualifications and a minimum of two years’ experience working professionally and comprehensive experience in the delivery of midwifery care across the scope of practice of a midwife is preferred.

•International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is desirable but not essential.
•Holds or is working towards postgraduate qualifications in child and family health nursing or other relevant post graduate course is desirable but not essential.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
•Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

This is a temporary part time position available at 32 hours per week for a period of seven months with the possibility of extension or permanency. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata. Monday to Friday, 0830 - 1700. Days negotiable.

•Provide contemporary women and family-centered, evidence informed midwifery care within the Women, Youth and Children Community Health Program and scope of practice of a midwife, in accordance with primary health care principles, incorporating the vision, goals and values of Canberra Health Services.
•Effectively communicate and work in partnership with women and their families to identify the woman’s maternity health care requirements, including identifying the models of care most appropriate for the woman as well as identifying the infant and families health care needs.
•Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of relevant IT systems and ensure early identification of maternal and infant risk factors, with thorough, timely and appropriate intervention and referral.
•Demonstrate leadership and autonomy, foster collegial relationships and role model professional behaviours within the WYCCHP and across CHS, as well as demonstrating a commitment to proactively seeking solutions when issues arise.
•Actively participate in professional development, continuing education, clinical research, clinical guideline development/review, quality improvement, reflective practice and risk management to ensure high quality midwifery care.
•Demonstrate a commitment to, and an understanding of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and ensuring a positive patient experience. Practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Code of Professional Conduct, Code of Ethics for Midwives in Australia and relevant, validated professional practice competencies
•Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1.Proven recent extensive experience in providing woman-centred care and education at an advanced level, across the pregnancy and postnatal continuum with the demonstrated ability to consult, collaborate and refer to the multidisciplinary team when required.
2.Demonstrated leadership skills including highly developed communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with a proven ability to work autonomously and within a team.
3.Demonstrated commitment to evidence informed care, quality improvement, risk management and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
4.Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist please contact the Contact Officer above.

Canberra Airport, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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