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Registered Nurse and Midwife

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 11 May 2022

Location: Rockhampton QLD

The Midwife position provides family-centred midwifery care in collaboration with other health professionals and significant other to ensure safe, efficient and effective management of the patient within the Women’s Unit.

Full-time, part-time or casu­al appli­ca­tions are welcome.

Base salary range for these posi­tions are: 

  • per­ma­nent — $37.23 — $47.84 per hour
  • casu­al — $46.54 — 59.81 per hour

The appro­pri­ate salary will be depen­dent on the peri­od of applic­a­ble pri­or expe­ri­ence and are exclu­sive of allowances, penal­ties and superannuation.

What you’ll be doing

  • Pro­vide high qual­i­ty patient care apply­ing nurs­ing and/​or mid­wifery clin­i­cal skills and con­tem­po­rary knowl­edge to sup­port opti­mal care out­comes through care coor­di­na­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with­in scope of pro­fes­sion­al competence;
  • Part­ner with patients and their sup­port per­sons through­out the preg­nan­cy and birth con­tin­u­um to pro­vide woman-cen­tred mater­ni­ty care with regard to per­son­al and/​or cul­tur­al needs and preferences;
  • Under­take com­pre­hen­sive ante and post-natal assessment(s) and devel­op, or revise, care plans that are inclu­sive of the patient’s phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, cul­tur­al and spir­i­tu­al needs and expec­ta­tions for her preg­nan­cy-child­birth con­tin­u­um and/​or expect­ed clin­i­cal outcomes;
  • Deter­mine and mon­i­tor mater­nal and fetal well-being through­out the peri­od of hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion and com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly with oth­er health pro­fes­sion­als to ensure safe and high stan­dards of care;
  • Acknowl­edge and sup­port the effec­tive­ness of the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team and diverse care envi­ron­ment by del­e­gat­ing tasks to team mem­bers com­men­su­rate with their scope of pro­fes­sion­al exper­tise and practice;
  • Extend adher­ence to the deliv­ery and doc­u­men­ta­tion of care to include applic­a­ble Mater frame­works, poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and forms;
  • Under­take com­pre­hen­sive dis­charge plan­ning to ensure patients and their sup­port per­sons, where applic­a­ble and appro­pri­ate, are pro­vid­ed with ade­quate sup­port through the pro­vi­sion of edu­ca­tion, resources and appro­pri­ate com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices access; and
  • Act as a men­tor for col­leagues and nursing/​midwifery stu­dents with­in the team where appro­pri­ate depen­dant on own lev­el of exper­tise permits.

About you

To be suc­cess­ful in this role, you will demon­strate the fol­low­ing criteria:

  • Cur­rent dual reg­is­tra­tion with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Agency as a Mid­wife only or, and Reg­is­tered Nurse is essential;
  • A com­mit­ment to adhere to the Mater immu­ni­sa­tion require­ments, which includes hav­ing a least one dose of COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion pri­or to com­mence­ment with an estab­lished path­way to receive the second;
  • Cur­ren­cy of neona­tal resuscitation;
  • Cur­ren­cy of K2 Peri­na­tal Train­ing through an approved provider;
  • Oth­er post­grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in rel­e­vant nurs­ing and/​or mid­wifery spe­cial­i­ty or work­ing towards (e.g. lac­ta­tion consultant);
  • Min­i­mum of one year post-grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence, includ­ing in birth suites;
  • Spon­sor­ship available

Why join us?

In return for your skills, you will work with a pas­sion­ate and dri­ven team that pro­vides high-qual­i­ty patient care. Work hours are flex­i­ble in accor­dance with oper­a­tional require­ments. We are a fam­i­ly-friend­ly employ­er and give con­sid­er­a­tion to the needs of our employ­ees. Addi­tion­al ben­e­fits include:

  • Great vari­ety of nurs­ing delegations
  • Sup­port environment
  • Salary pack­ag­ing
  • Edu­ca­tion and train­ing opportunities
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance program
  • Dis­count­ed gym mem­ber­ship and oth­er leisure/​lifestyle centres
  • Work/​life bal­ance, vari­ety, and flexibility

How to apply

Apply for this posi­tion on SEEK or through our web­site at Careers in Cen­tral Queens­land — Mater where you can find more infor­ma­tion about this vacan­cy. This posi­tion is list­ed on our web­site under Mater Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Rock­hamp­ton vacan­cies.

Should you have any ques­tions please con­tact Erna Alli­son at Erna.​Allison@​mater.​org.​au or call 07 4931 3456.

Intro­duc­tions from Agen­cies are wel­come but must be direct­ed to Employment-​CQ@​mater.​org.​au

Need to relo­cate? Email Employment-​CQ@​mater.​org.​au to request a call to dis­cuss what options may be avail­able to you.

Please note:

  • Stat­ed ref­er­ees may be con­tact­ed through­out the short-list­ing process.
  • Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates are respon­si­ble for their own relo­ca­tion expenses.

This vacan­cy shall remain open until filled.

https://​www​.mater​.org​.au/

We are an equal oppor­tu­ni­ty employer”