Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Midwife
Remuneration: $65,692.82 – $92,236.06 per annum + 10% Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ259125

Registered Midwife – Midwifery Group Practice
Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital

About the role:
As a Registered Midwife in the Midwifery Group Practice you will provide safe, compassionate woman centred care within the maternity and gynaecology service ensuring care is delivered in partnership with women and their families. You will take a leadership role in coordinating midwifery care, working in partnership with Registered Nurses, Student Midwives, Assistants in Midwifery and the multidisciplinary team in a collaborative model which places the woman at the centre of her maternity care. You will be supported in this role with a friendly team and comprehensive orientation.

About the facility: 
Tamworth’s superb strategic location and regional capital status has seen it become one of the nation’s most important medical treatment centres. Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital is the largest health facility in NSW outside the Sydney-Wollongong-Newcastle metropolitan areas. Tamworth Maternity Services has 4 birth suites, 2 Assessment rooms and 20 Antenatal & Post-Natal beds. We provide Midwifery Home visiting services, caseload Midwifery care, ante natal clinics which is supported by a Clinical Midwifery Unit Manager, Lactation Consultant, 2 Clinical Midwife Educators, a Rural Clinical Midwife Consultant and is part of the WHAM Network. The unit is collocated next to the Special Care nursery and Paediatrics Unit which are both governed by the Paediatric Leadership team. Tamworth Maternity services has over 1100 births per year and has a strong working relationship with John Hunter Hospital Maternity services.

About you:
You are a dedicated Registered Midwife with demonstrated accountability, competence, proficiency and responsibility for own midwifery practice related to antenatal care, labour and delivery, postnatal care, lactation and infant feeding consistent with the AN&MC competency standards for midwives and the NSW Health Breastfeeding Policy and the BFHI Principles. You have a demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and to the acquisition and retention of advanced midwifery skills within 12 months. You are also committed to flexible working hours enabling the midwife to be available for allocated women.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. 
If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Please attach evidence of qualifications and licences required for this position, as outlined in the position description, as part of your online application.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Margaret Sullivan on Margaret.Sullivan@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 28th October 2021