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Midwifery Unit Manager – Ward 5c

Mercy Health Australia - Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Position Summary

About The Role

As a Midwifery Unit Manager (MUM), you will play a key role in managing our Antenatal/Postnatal Unit at Mercy Hospital for Women. Join our busy unit with a diverse and committed team of MUM’s, AMUM’s, Midwifery staff and Lactation Consultants

  • Part Time 0.6 EFT position, fixed Term until June 2021
  • Provide effective leadership and strategic direction within the unit
  • Ensure high quality clinical practices and patient care
  • Collaborate with the other MUMs within the Postnatal/Antenatal Unit
  • Opportunity for you to seek innovative improvements in patient care
  • Play a role in tactically managing the operational, financial, human and information resources within the unit

About You

We are looking for an experienced Midwifery Unit Manager with advanced clinical and leadership skills to take on this key role. You will have:
  • Midwifery Registration with (AHPRA)
  • Nursing qualification highly desirable
  • Post Graduate Degree (or working towards) in hospital or health services, administration, management or equivalent qualification
  • Extensive experience in maternity services and an advocate for women and staff
  • Experience in a management role including demonstrated experience in change management and clinical innovation
  • Ability to lead, coach, and mentor a team to maximise performance
  • Awareness and understanding of financial and budgetary process

About Us

Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

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.

What We Offer

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • O pportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

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
  • Gill Evans, Program Director
  • 0437 357 083 or gevans@mercy.com.au

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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