Transitional Program For Registered Midwives Maternity Services Wollongong Hospital

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (July 2020 – July 2021) Position Classification: Registered Midwife Remuneration: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 per annum Hours Per Week: 38 Requisition ID: REQ165278

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020

What you'll be doing

The First Year Midwifery (FYM) program is designed to assist newly registered midwives (both single registrant and dual registrant) to consolidate their acquired skills and includes a rotation of employment through the Antenatal Services; The Birth Unit and Postnatal services.

The FYM program is a great opportunity to put knowledge into practice and has educational, mentoring, clinical supervision and preceptorship support for the midwives. There are three First Year Midwifery workshops included in the program where all ISLHD First Year Midwives both Gradstart and Postgraduate are supported to attend. These workshops are tailored to the specific needs of the graduate group and cover a broad range of topics that promote creative and reflective midwifery practice.

Where you’ll be working

Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.

Wollongong is located an hours drive south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.  Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong.

The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers.  Our CORE Values are Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

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Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Selection Criteria:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Midwife (Division 1).
  • Recent clinical experience working in a Post Natal/ Antenatal Ward, Labour Ward and Maternity setting.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Continuous Quality Improvement concepts.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and understanding of relevant health related information systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of person centred care and NSW Health Core Values.

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