Far West Local Health District

Registered Midwife - Midwifery Group Practice (BB-6CB05)

Found in: Neuvoo AU


Are you up for living and working in the beautiful NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting?

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Midwife
Remuneration: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ208769
Location: Broken Hill (see link for local info)

About the Opportunity

Are you looking for a meaningful career path and want make a real difference to the health outcomes in rural and remote communities? We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Midwife to join our supportive, multidisciplinary team at the Broken Hill Hospital.

In the role, you will plan and deliver quality clinical care in a caseload Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) model for an annual caseload of 35 women, during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period. You will work flexible hours as part of an on-call roster. Our on-call is structured Monday 8am - Friday 5pm for your own caseload and will share a rotating weekend on-call roster with the rest of the Team.

The MGP Team works closely with a small team of Core Midwives on the Maternity Ward, in collaboration with a consultant obstetrician and are a close-knit, supportive team inclusive of BMids, new graduate midwives and students. On average we have 4 babies born per week! We have a great Level 3 rural maternity unit Level 2 special care nursery and are extremely proud to provide all pregnant women in the Far West access to their own midwife through a midwifery-led continuity of care program. 

If you want to join a supportive team of vibrant, talented midwives who are dedicated to achieving exceptional health outcomes PLUS enjoy all the perks of country living in the beautiful Australian Outback, then this is the position for you!

What We Can Offer You

Working for the Far West LHD may come with the following benefits:
• 1 extra week paid annual leave every year
• Isolation and climate allowance
• Staff accommodation at cheaper than private rental rates (subject to availability)
• Corporate membership to local gyms
• Generous salary sacrificing and packaging
• Car leases & free parking at all facilities
• Support through advanced education and training
• Get Healthy Program
• A country lifestyle that supports balance and wellbeing.

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries. The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1.15hrs flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or 2.5hrs flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  1. Current midwifery registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Demonstrated application of professional and ethical boundaries to the delivery of patient care with demonstrated capacity to interact with a multidisciplinary team in a personable and professional manner and personally resolve conflicts when they arise.
  3. Demonstrated application of evidence based practice and critical thinking to advocate for and implement individualised person centred care patient care.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage autonomous caseload and flexible on-call hours within an on-call model of care.
  5. Excellent competency and proficiency as a midwife in antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care, lactation and infant feeding with an understanding of effective escalation and emergency Midwifery care.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families and employees to enhance health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
  7. Evidence of participation in own professional development and commitment to maintaining competence and enhancement of skills, and willingness to apply and share professional expertise with colleagues.
  8. Current license to drive in NSW.

      About the Far West LHD

      The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

      Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

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