Registered Midwife - Joan Kirner Women'S & Children'S

About Us
Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Women’s & Children’s Services

Join our team and contribute to our positive, family focused and progressive culture. The recently opened, purpose built Joan Kirner Women's and Children's (JKWC) building includes capacity for 20 birthing rooms, 4 brand new active birth pools, dedicated obstetric theatres, 64 family friendly inpatient rooms, SCN cots and a newly opened NICU.

The maternity service supports specialist maternity clinics, an all risk caseload midwifery model, a high care unit and dedicated bereavement rooms and facilities for supporting families across the continuum.

Midwives are supported to grow professionally with access to 24/7 clinical support. There is support to develop clinical knowledge and skills or undertake research with key academic partners.

The Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit currently have the following vacancies available at Western Health:


Maternity Services

You will work with a high level of autonomy and responsibility across the maternity continuum from antenatal bookings through to birth and home-based postnatal visits, with further opportunities to participate in day-stay pregnancy monitoring, maternity triage, specialist clinics and lactation support.

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Registration as Midwife with AHPRA
  • Minimum 12 months Post Graduate Midwifery experience
  • Enthusiasm to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary maternity care model
  • Experience across the scope of maternity care
  • Great communication skills
  • Most importantly, a commitment to high quality, safe and person centred maternity care!

Sunshine – Multiple permanent & casual positions available – Closing 31st January 2020

Midwifery Group Practice

We have an opportunity to work in a Midwifery Group Practice all risk model with a current team of 25 midwives providing care to women from diverse backgrounds, including opportunity to provide care to women who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Midwives in the MGP also provide care to women accessing the public homebirth programme.

Our ideal candidates will;

  • Be registered as Midwife with AHPRA
  • Have minimum 12 months Post Graduate Midwifery experience
  • Have experience across the scope of maternity care including caseload model
  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s license
  • Be able to work across a 7 day rotating roster including on call
  • Most importantly, a commitment to high quality, safe and person centred maternity care!

Sunshine – 80 hours Permanent Full-time – Closing 31st December 2019            ____________________________________________________________________

IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your cover letter, the specific position you are applying for. All applicants must also have the relevant qualifications and experience.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees 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 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 and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

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

Enquiries: Recruitment Team, Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Unit
Ph: 03 8345 4***
Position Ref: 35538
Applications Close: 31/01/2020

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