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Midwifery Unit Manager - Northern Aboriginal Birthing Program

SA Health - Elizabeth Vale, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Lyell McEwin & Modbury Hospitals - Women & Children's Division 
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $129,187 - $136,739 p.a. - RN/M3; Permanent Full-Time 

The Midwifery Unit Manager will use their clinical knowledge and experience to provide the pivotal co-ordination of patient/client care delivery in a patient/client care area within a Health Unit/Community Service. The role has a dual focus including the line management, coordination and leadership of nursing/midwifery and/or multi-disciplinary team activities to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and outcomes.
The successful incumbent will apply knowledge and experience to develop, implement and evaluate a framework in education which will focus on training Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care (AMIC) workers, transitioning AMIC practitioners and the ongoing professional development of the AMIC practitioners and midwives working with in the Northern Aboriginal Birthing Program (NAPB) promoting capability building and professional development. In this role accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing/midwifery practices and/or multidisciplinary outcomes in the specific practice setting; for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy; and for developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of patient/client outcomes.
Duties performed by the Midwifery Unit Manager will include - 

  • Integrate contemporary information and evidence with personal experience to support the decision making, innovative thinking and objective analysis that are expected at this level. e.g. Expert Clinical knowledge underpins and informs their ability to support and lead clinical services and management activities that contribute to improve and optimise nursing/midwifery care.
  • Provide the pivotal leadership and co-ordination of patient/client care delivery in a defined ward/unit/service/program to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and outcomes and efficient patient/client flow.
  • Develop processes and system to promote transition theory with the curriculum and associated activities.
  • Contribute to competency improvement and analysis, measurement and evaluation of education and professional development.

To be eligible for this position you must be Registered or be eligible for registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 754268

 754268 - Midwifery Unit Manager - Northern Aboriginal Birthing Program - Job Pack.pdf

Elizabeth Vale, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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