Antenatal Midwife – Chemical Dependency Clinic
ABOUT THE ROLE:
A unique opportunity for a Registered Midwife to expand their skills in the provision of antenatal care and for vulnerable and chemically dependent pregnant women.
- Permanent full-time or part-time hours available (minimum 0.4 EFT), Monday to Friday shifts within the Outpatient Department at Mercy Hospital for Women
- Provide quality client-focused care to vulnerable, chemically dependent women, their family and carers.
- Provide triage and facilitation of timely appointments for chemically dependent pregnant women
- Provide antenatal clinical care and education as well as follow up on postnatal ward as required
- Provide leadership and support to all areas of the hospital included in the provision of care for this vulnerable group of women and their babies.
- Support a multidisciplinary team caring for chemically dependent women and families.
- Registration with AHPRA as a Registered midwife
- Demonstrated experience working with chemically dependent pregnant woman.
- Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team
- Must be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to provide multidisciplinary education on chemical dependency and best practice care of vulnerable women
- Must be willing to be flexible, work within a team environment and adaptive to changing situations
Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women’s health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
- Salary packaging benefits
- Opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Health and Wellbeing programs
- Camp Australia School Holiday Program
- Career progression and development opportunities
- A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health – our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.
At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.
To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.
Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard the most vulnerable.
If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.
- Rebecca Drysdale, Nurse Unit Manager