MIDWIFE – ANTENATAL CLINIC & HEALTH PROMOTION
- Part time, 15.2 hours per week, ongoing
- Attractive salary packaging
- Culture that supports work-life balance
Sunraysia Community Health Service (SCHS) is a dynamic organisation promoting health, wellbeing and independence in a social model of health. The organisation is a source of primary and preventive care for our community members who are at risk of poor health outcomes, and experience acute health disparities. SCHS understands the influence of the Social Determinants of Health upon health inequities experienced by community members and work with consumers and community members, to structure their care around the context in which they live and work.
The Family & Child Hub is a suite of Family & Child Health and Wellbeing Services all located under one roof. The services are both internal and external to SCHS and together have a ‘no wrong door’ approach to navigating the individual health and wellbeing pathways of families and children. The Family & Child Hub specifically focuses on the social determinants of health, ensuring health equity.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Midwife to join the team at the Family & Child Hub working in our antenatal clinic and Pregnancy and Parent Support Service. The midwife will work in conjunction with our GP and the Pregnancy and Parent Support Service and be responsible for:
- engaging, educating and empowering pregnant women and their families
- providing high quality, timely, well planned and well communicated maternity care in a collaborative multi-disciplinary manner, where the parents-to-be and their baby are the focus for optimal outcomes.
- achieving best possible outcomes for the woman, her baby and her family
- debriefing and follow-up support for women and their partners who present with the desire to discuss events surrounding the birth of their baby
- providing an online education and information source for all parents-to-be and all parents / carers of children up to 3 years of age
What you bring:
- Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a Registered Midwife.
- Demonstrated experience engaging, educating and empowering pregnant women and providing them with superior level antenatal and postnatal care in innovative and accommodating ways.
- High level social media skills, with the demonstrated ability to navigate the health system and implement new programs.
- Recent experience as an antenatal midwife.
- Demonstrated understanding of the impact of social determinants on health and demonstrated assessment skills covering the physical, mental and social health of women.
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and develop, expand and sustain programs which reflect the environment in which we operate.
- Demonstrated high level computer and communication skills.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Rachel Fuller on (03) 5022 5444.
To apply, please forward your covering letter, Curriculum Vitae, responses to Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description and contact details of three professional referees addressed to Manager Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by 8am Monday 1 August 2022
As part of SCHS’s workplace inclusion and diversity strategy, we strongly encourage suitable applications across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.
PLEASE NOTE: SCHS is committed to the application of the Child Safe Standards. All positions are subject to thorough credentialing and safety screening prior to commencing employment. This includes reference checks and National Police Check for all SCHS employees. Any prospective employee who has resided and worked overseas in the past 10 years for a continuous period of 12 months or more will be required to undergo an International Criminal History Check. Where applicable, employees may also be required to hold a current Working With Children check issued in the state of Victoria and have a current NDIS Clearance (NDIS Worker Screening Check).
For more information on the NDIS Worker Screening Check, please click here.
Department of Health Guidelines for Immunisation of Health Care Workers require all staff to demonstrate immunity to specific preventable diseases. As part of the recruitment process, the preferred applicant is required to provide evidence of immunisation (and/or serology) to confirm they are protected from risk, including COVID vaccinations.