Registered Nurse/Midwife

Reference Number 24909

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Royal Women’s Hospital has built a brand new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite and we are looking for new staff to come and join the team. We are seeking a motivated, experienced, nurse/midwife to join our friendly, collaborative, multidisciplinary team. The Pauline Gandel Women’s Imaging Centre (PGWIC) has a state of the art Siemens Magnetom Vida 3T magnet. The MRI will be operational from mid April 2023. We are wanting to attract a skilled nurse/midwife with a particular interest in women’s health and neonatal health. The team of MR technologists, doctors and nurses/midwives will have the opportunity to develop and implement new MRI protocols and processes of care in the new unit. This role’s focus is to provide high quality, quaternary-level nursing care for women and neonates, including (but not limited to) women receiving assessments of their head, breasts (including interventional), the female pelvic region, fetal and placental conditions, and also neonatal head and body imaging.

The Pauline Gandel Women’s Imaging Centre provides a broad range of diagnostic services, operating Monday to Friday during business hours with an oncall for out of hours service for urgent emergency cases. The Radiology Service provides general adult, paediatric and neonatal radiology, a wide range of Fluoroscopic procedures, general and neonatal Ultrasounds, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ablation, Mammography, including diagnostic and interventional procedures. The Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound service provides tertiary level scanning, as well as ultrasound guided procedures such as Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling and Intrauterine Transfusion. Gynaecological procedures include Cyst Aspiration and Saline Infusions.

Your contribution  

The Registered Nurse/Midwife is responsible for providing quality care to women and their families working collegially within the multidisciplinary team and other health professionals.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Ability to work in all modalities of diagnostic imaging providing nursing care after appropriate training and support by preceptors
  • Works professionally, safely and effectively in accordance with the Women’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Provision of a safe level of care to patients and their families based on a family-centered care approach
  • Is approachable and receptive to the provision of clinical assistance to others when required
  • Attends and participates in department meetings and other services meeting as required. Maintains clear lines of communication and information exchange within the hospital.
  • Provides appropriate responses to all relevant emergency situations and takes responsibility for ensuring that all compulsory emergency training competencies have been completed
  • Maintains a professional approach and respects the needs of women, visitors and other health professionals
  • Collaborates with medical and other health professionals as determined by a Woman’s need for care

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Registered as a Division 1 Registered Nurse or Midwife with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Relevant clinical experience with commitment to evidence-base outcomes
  • Experience in venipuncture IV cannulation is essential
  • Previous experience working in an Imaging or Radiology Department is desirable
  • Previous experience in anaesthetics or recovery room is advantageous
  • Utilises available resources effectively and efficiently for the delivery of evidenced based care
  • Demonstrated high level of verbal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Respects cultural diversity of women
  • Experience in working effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
Contact Person Gabrielle McGrath
Contact Number (03) 8345 2176
Alternate Contact Person Catherine Willers
Alternate Contact Number (03) 8345 3639
Closing Date 10/04/2023

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