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Caseload Midwife - Baggarrook

The Royal Women's Hospital
  • On-Call
  • Ongoing position
  • 38 hours per week

Be a part of a growing team - we are looking for a passionate and dedicated midwife to join our supportive and inclusive, Baggarrook Caseload Midwifery.

Baggarook Caseload Midwifery is a specialised midwifery led unit at the Women’s hospital proudly providing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Baggarook Caseload midwives work in a team of four dedicated midwives. The caseload midwife must value family centred care and work closely with her team, and value teamwork with the wider community both within the women's and external Aboriginal Health Services.

A full time Baggarrook Caseload Midwife will care for 40 of women per year, as well as providing back-up and support for three team mates. This position involves a large degree of autonomy and has periods of work that are scheduled and unscheduled and requires a commitment to being on-call to provide care. Midwifery care may be provided in antenatal clinic, during labour and birth, postnatal care at home and administrative tasks.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We will give you priority consideration, as per the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

Your contribution

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Manage assigned caseload of women in an on call capacity
  • Resepct the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of women and significant others in the provision of culturally sensitive midwifery care.
  • Working closely within a cohesive caseload group as part of Maternity Services team.
  • Work closely with women, babies and families who identify as Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Complete assessment of the health status of caseload women by interview, observation.
  • Provide evidence based care.
  • Assess, plan, develop, implement, document and evaluate midwifery and neonatal care in partnership with the women and other health care professionals.
  • Provide health education for women, families, and other family supports.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Relevant 2 years clinical experience in all areas of the midwifery continuum; including antenatal, labour triage and care, birth, postnatal and postnatal care in the home.
  • A demonstrated understanding of cultural safety and the issues affecting the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and newborns.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health.
  • A commitment to evidence-based outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of midwifery case in a continuity of carer model, of which focuses on the woman and her family.
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Working within a diverse cultural environment.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly accredited by the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “Apply Now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

Influenza Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, some health care workers are now required to have their flu vaccination to work in health care. Evidence of vaccination is required.

As this role fits into category A or B of the departments risk ratings, applicants will be required to have been vaccinated against influenza. Evidence of vaccination is required.

All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au using the subject line: Caseload Midwife - Baggarrook enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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