Registered Midwife – Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s

Come and join our friendly, multi-disciplinary collaborative team to see your midwifery passion reignited, supported and encouraged!

Western Health is seeking passionate Midwives to join the dynamic Maternity Services team at Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s (JKWC).  Known for its strong midwifery culture and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to flex your midwifery skills whilst working across the spectrum of maternity care.

Our dedicated Women’s and Children’s tertiary-level facility stands 8 floors tall, proudly and passionately serving families of Melbourne’s western suburbs with quality and evidence-based care. The state-of-the-art facility with 26 large spacious birthing rooms with four having luxurious birthing pools makes women comfortable, secure and safe throughout their maternity experience.

Midwives are actively encouraged to up-skill, develop their critical thinking, take leadership roles and lead care planning with an emphasis on person-centred care. As a Registered Midwife (or Nurse/Midwife) you have the opportunity to work on rotation (or solely) across areas such as:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC)
  • Birthing Suite & High Care Unit (HCU)
  • Postnatal Maternity Wards
  • Domiciliary team

Incorporating elements of each department is our well-established continuity of care model- ‘Midwifery Group Practice’ (MGP). Catering for approximately 14% of all birthing families at JKWCH, our MGP is the largest in Victoria.

Having recently expanded our service, we are now able to offer permanent, temporary and casual employment working in low-risk, all-risk or Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (Galinjera) teams with the option of providing homebirth services.

Selection Criteria

  • Current certification through AHPRA as a “Registered Midwife”
  • Passionate about woman-centred care, advocacy and education
  • Possess excellent clinical skills, with sound ‘evidence based’ judgement
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a broader multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience and desire in undertaking professional development activities to maintain and enhance nursing / midwifery expertise.

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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