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Midwife Unit Manager- Birth Suite

Barwon Health

  • Be recognised - Challenging and rewarding leadership role within a dynamic team
  • Be challenged - Enjoy a role in a dynamic birth suite in which you can provide leadership in the planning and delivery of a high quality service
  • Be your best - Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment
  • Be the heart of Barwon Health - Join the largest Regional Heath Care Service in Victoria and build a rewarding career

About the facility
University Hospital's, Baxter Maternity Services is the referral centre for Geelong and surrounding areas and has approximately 2,500 births per year. Services include specialty pregnancy care clinics, including midwives clinics, adolescent pregnancy care, chemical dependency pregnancy care, shared care, midwifery group practice and specialist obstetric clinics.

About the region
Barwon Health is the largest health care provider in the Geelong region, and the locality provides for a relaxed regional centre lifestyle, yet still within easy access to both coastal areas as well as the Melbourne CBD. In this vibrant city, you can enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle, cultural precincts and fantastic restaurants and cafes.

About the role
Are you a Registered Nurse and Midwife looking to further your career in a leadership role within Maternity Services? Can you provide leadership in the planning and delivery of a high quality service within Barwon Health whilst developing a professional and collaborative partnership in the overall management of Barwon Health? If so, we are now looking to recruit a new Midwife Unit Manager at University Hospital Geelong.

As the successful applicant you will possess a demonstrated ability in the development of cohesive teams and sound knowledge of team functioning. A proven commitment to flexibility and innovation in practice including an evidence-based approach to care is required. You will need extensive Midwifery experience across the scope of practise, clinical competence and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

About the culture
We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation

Barwon Health staff benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Our Commitment to Child Safety
  • Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal Employment Plan

If you have knowledge & understanding of and commitment to Health Service Key Performance Indicators with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, we encourage you to apply.

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our consumers including children and appropriate rigorous reference and background checks will be undertaken.

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MidwiferyBarwon Health
Location VIC,Melbourne
Job Reference Number 148820
Classification Midwifery
Sub Classification Midwifery,Midwifery Management
Job Type Full Time,Permanent
Closing Date 23-01-2017

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