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Live, work and play in majestic Mackay, bustling, modern coastal city known as the Sugar Capital of Australia. From pristine rainforest, hidden waterholes, includes a picturesque blue-water river, the region's best hikes, picnic spots, fishing, boating and campgrounds. With the Great Barrier Reef on your backdoor with secluded beaches and a seaside marina and much more.

Join an expanding Health Service with a culture of collaboration, trust, respect and teamwork. This role encompasses an advanced level of professional and operational autonomous decision making in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for enacting strategies that support a positive work-based culture. The successful applicant will possess advanced problem solving and critical thinking attributes that will assist in the application and evaluation of contemporary midwifery practice and theory.

The Women’s Services offers the following:
• Comprehensive antenatal, birthing and post birth care,
• Birth Centre model of care,
• Midwifery Group Practice,
• Neonatal services and
• Specialist Gynaecology services.

The current facility has: 6 Birth Suite rooms, 4 Assessment Beds, 20 Ward beds, 8 Special Care Nursery beds. Every year we provide maternity care to more than 1500 women living in a wide area spanning St Lawrence to Sarina, Mackay, west to Moranbah, Dysart and Clermont and north to Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville.

The WHU is defined as a level 4 Maternity and Neonatal Service as defined in the Clinical Services Capability Framework. The unit is capable of providing maternity care for low and moderate-risk women. The service is multi-disciplinary and offers several maternity models of care, including providing or referring to midwifery community care. Antenatal care for women with moderate risk of obstetric complications may be on-site
or in the community under the care of a midwife or registered medical practitioner in consultation with or under the care of an obstetrician, also known as Shared Care. Multi-disciplinary team care is provided to women with high-risk pregnancies; the Antenatal Diabetes clinic is a combined team effort which provides women access to Medical, Obstetric and Endocrinology care and a qualified Diabetes Educator.

Be at the forefront of advancement
As the Mackay Base Hospital undertakes a Maternity Co-design Project in partnership with maternity consumers, our community, and staff from all of our facilities the focus of this project is to enhance maternity care for local women, expectant parents and their families.

We are at the beginning of our engagement which will happen in three phases. Phase one is about hearing how you would like to participate in the co-design project when it launches in phase two. Phase three involves closing the feedback loop and sharing the outcomes of phase two with community and staff.

When phase one is complete we will review feedback received and that will feed into planning for phase two which will be the start of the co-design opportunity.

Why work for us?
We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.
As a Queensland Health employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Mackay Base Hospital here.
Enquiries – Debbie McConnel - 07 4885 7276
Job Ad Reference – QLD/451323 -

Debbie McConnel - Director of Nursing/Midwifery

[email protected]

07 4885 7276

Full Time
Remuneration value up to $147,400
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