Clinical Midwife Specialist - Endorsed Midwife


Posted: 13 Nov 2023

Location: Sth Hedland WA

WACHS Pilbara Nursing and Midwifery services are seeking to employ an Endorsed Midwife as Clinical Midwifery Specialist at their Hedland Health Campus.

WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice – Mater­ni­ty ser­vices in the Pilbara

WACHS nurs­ing & mid­wifery work­force web page

Come join the Hed­land mid­wifery team

Posi­tion Pro­file:
. A Clin­i­cal Mid­wife Spe­cial­ist – Endorsed Mid­wife pro­vides advanced mid­wifery assess­ment, diag­no­sis, care and inter­ven­tion to women and fam­i­lies with­in the scope of prac­tice of an Endorsed Midwife

What we are look­ing for:

This posi­tion requires accom­plished lead­er­ship skills and plays a key role in ensur­ing women and fam­i­lies have access to world class mid­wifery and mater­ni­ty ser­vices across the con­tin­u­um of care in coun­try WA

While your qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence tell us part of your sto­ry, your val­ues and atti­tude speak loud­er still. At WACHS, we aim to ensure our behav­iours reflect our core val­ues: Com­mu­ni­ty, Com­pas­sion, Qual­i­ty, Integri­ty, Equi­ty and Curios­i­ty. Dur­ing the selec­tion process you will be assessed on your abil­i­ty to ful­fil the respon­si­bil­i­ties of this posi­tion while uphold­ing our values.

What we offer: In addi­tion to the great salary our employ­ees enjoy an amaz­ing range of benefits:

  • Loca­tion based allowances including:
    • addi­tion­al North West paid leave
    • Dis­trict Allowance — region­al specific
    • Annu­al trav­el sub­sidy (ALTC)
    • Air-con­di­tion­ing sub­sidy allowance.
  • Heav­i­ly sub­sidised hous­ing Gov­ern­ment Region­al Offi­cer Housing
  • Relo­ca­tion allowance (For fur­ther infor­ma­tion refer to attach­ments or the fol­low­ing links: Belong (health​.wa​.gov​.au) WA Health Relo­ca­tion Incen­tives FAQs)
  • Paid study Leave assis­tance – region­al spe­cif­ic as per EBA
  • Gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing benefits:
    • Up to $9010 on a range of ben­e­fits such as mort­gage, your rent or oth­er every­day liv­ing expenses
    • Up to $2650 on meal enter­tain­ment, hol­i­day accom­mo­da­tion and venue hire
    • Access to novat­ed leas­ing to use pre-tax dol­lars for a car and expenses
  • Plus, Addi­tion­al Remote Area Spe­cif­ic Benefits.
  • Flex­i­ble work­ing and leave arrangements 
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment opportunities 
  • Con­tin­u­ous learn­ing opportunities
  • 11% Super­an­nu­a­tion Guarantee

The Coun­try Nurs­ing & Mid­wifery incen­tive pro­gram is avail­able to new and exist­ing nurs­es and mid­wives — across a broad range of patient-fac­ing roles — on fixed term or per­ma­nent con­tracts at 76 select loca­tions. Eli­gi­ble nurs­es and mid­wives can receive between $5,000 and $17,000 in sup­port over 12 months — WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice — Coun­try Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Incen­tive Program

WACHS sup­ports flex­i­ble work­ing prac­tices and con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to flex­i­ble work/​roster options, where oper­a­tional­ly appropriate

About the Area: Escape the City to Port Hed­land, it is an oasis in the wilder­ness, a vibrant town that com­bines rugged adven­ture with a thriv­ing com­mu­ni­ty spir­it. This is your chance to be part of some­thing tru­ly extra­or­di­nary. Make life­long friends, par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­ni­ty events, and join in the spir­it of local activ­i­ties. Expe­ri­ence the warmth and cama­raderie that comes from liv­ing in a tight-knit town, where every­one looks out for each other.

Beyond work, Port Hed­land offers an incred­i­ble lifestyle that blends adven­ture, relax­ation, and a close-knit com­mu­ni­ty. Explore the vast expans­es of Kar­i­ji­ni Nation­al Park, with its majes­tic gorges, cas­cad­ing water­falls, and ancient land­scapes. Dive into out­door pur­suits like hik­ing, camp­ing, fish­ing, and off-road dri­ving. Immerse your­self in the rich Indige­nous cul­ture and learn from the tra­di­tion­al cus­to­di­ans of this land. 

There is a wealth of infor­ma­tion about liv­ing and work­ing in the Pil­bara Region. to learn more about a nurs­ing career with­in WA Coun­try Health please click Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Careers. WACHS is com­mit­ted to liv­ing our val­ues. of Com­pas­sion, Qual­i­ty, Integri­ty, Equi­ty and Curiosity.

Want to know more about this role: We encour­age you to con­tact Jes­si­ca Priest on Tel: 08 9144 7572

Appli­ca­tion Instruc­tions: Appli­cants are request­ed to apply online https://​search​.jobs​.wa​.gov​.au/…

  1. Write a state­ment of no more than two (2) pages address­ing the Work-Relat­ed Require­ments out­lined in the attached JDF
  2. Pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive CV clear­ly list­ing your pro­fes­sion­al achieve­ments with the names and email address­es of two (2) pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ees (one of your ref­er­ees should be your cur­rent super­vi­sor or manager)

Please note: Doc­u­ments should be com­plete and ready to attach pri­or to apply­ing online.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to Apply: Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship or per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy is an essen­tial require­ment for appli­cants to be con­sid­ered for per­ma­nent posi­tions in the pub­lic sec­tor. Eli­gi­bil­i­ty for spon­sor­ship may be con­sid­ered for some vacan­cies. You are encour­aged to dis­cuss this with the con­tact per­son list­ed in the adver­tise­ment before com­plet­ing the appli­ca­tion as there are sev­er­al steps that are required to be com­plet­ed pri­or to pro­gress­ing any appli­ca­tion for employment.

AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion: To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion you need to be eli­gi­ble for reg­is­tra­tion with Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Board (AHPRA). If you are not eli­gi­ble for reg­is­tra­tion, please do not con­tin­ue this appli­ca­tion and con­tact the per­son named in the advert for fur­ther advice.

Oth­er Con­di­tions: WA Health engages staff in posi­tions of trust and respon­si­bil­i­ty. WA Health poli­cies require appli­cants to under­take crim­i­nal records screen­ing and integri­ty check­ing as part of the appoint­ment process. Ref­er­ees may also be asked to com­ment on an applicant’s integri­ty and past demon­stra­tion of eth­i­cal behaviour.

This vacan­cy is sub­ject to a West­ern Aus­tralian Work­ing With Chil­dren (WWC) Check. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please refer to the WWC web­site at: https://​work​ing​with​chil​dren​.wa​.gov​.au

Please note this recruit­ment process requires com­ple­tion of sat­is­fac­to­ry Pre-Employ­ment Health Assess­ment (PEHA). Any offer of employ­ment with WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is con­di­tion­al on sat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA to ensure you are able to per­form the inher­ent require­ments of the posi­tion. An unsat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA will result in the offer of employ­ment being with­drawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Pol­i­cy for fur­ther information.

Whilst this selec­tion process will ini­tial­ly be used to fill the above vacan­cy, it may also be used to fill oth­er sim­i­lar” vacan­cies through­out the health ser­vice. In addi­tion to this, should the suc­cess­ful appli­cant decline or vacate the adver­tised vacan­cy, then the next most suit­able appli­cant may also be select­ed from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a peri­od of twelve (12) months from when the autho­rised del­e­gate endors­es the recruit­ment decision.

If you expe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ties while apply­ing online, please con­tact Employ­ee Ser­vices on 13 44 77 for imme­di­ate assis­tance dur­ing busi­ness hours

Diver­si­ty State­ment
WA Health is com­mit­ted to elim­i­nat­ing all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion in the pro­vi­sion of our ser­vice. We embrace diver­si­ty and strong­ly encour­age appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ples, peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds and peo­ple with disabilities.

WA Health is com­mit­ted to grow­ing the Abo­rig­i­nal work­force as a part of WA Health’s Abo­rig­i­nal Work­force Pol­i­cy. As a mea­sure to achieve equal­i­ty, Sec­tion 51 of the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty Act 1984 applies to this posi­tion. Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple are encour­aged to apply.

Lodge­ment is sys­tem gen­er­at­ed. Any sub­mis­sions after or on, 4:00pm on the clos­ing date will not be accepted.



We look for­ward to receiv­ing your application.