Clinical Midwife (Community Caseload) - Ingham Health Service

Clinical Midwife (Community Caseload) - Ingham Health Service

Queensland Health
QLD
Closing Date
Thu, 05th March 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Salary
Location
QLD
Status
Open

Clinical Midwife (Community Caseload) - Ingham Health Service

The Ingham Midwifery Group Practice was established in 2016 as a result of community demand for the re-establishment of local birthing services.  Within it’s first year, approximately one hundred and twenty women from Ingham and the surrounding communities engaged with the service for antenatal, intrapartum and/ or postnatal care.  The service provides all risk antenatal and postnatal care with established referral pathways to Townsville University Hospital.  Low risk birthing is offered on site, supported by obstetric and anaesthetic teams.

Position Type

Permanent part-time, 64 hrs p.f.

The role

Provide primary midwifery care as part of a low risk model, in collaboration with other health care providers, across the continuum of pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-partum period.  Care to be provided within the Ingham Health Service and in the community.  The midwife will provide clinical expertise, support and education to woman and their families and staff within the facility to ensure the provision of best practice and quality woman centred care.

Generous remuneration package value up to $72,335 p.a.

Comprising salary range of $46.51 to $49.81 p.h. (Nurse Grade 6-Band 1), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation + additional benefits.  Appointees will have the opportunity to work under the Case Load Midwifery industrial agreement which includes an annualised salary with 35% loading and six (6) weeks recreation leave.

Requirements of the role

  • Bachelor of Midwifery/Diploma of Midwifery or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position.
  • Adult Life Support Certificate: Must be able to obtain and then maintain an annual competency in Advanced Life Support as per Townsville Hospital and Health Service policy Life Support Training and Assessment -THSDCLI040151v6 (http://qheps.health.qld.gov.au/tville/policies/thsdcli/thsdcli040151.pdf (PDF))
  • Attainment of Neonatal Specific Competencies are mandatory for all nursing staff working within the Neonatal Unit.
  • Demonstrates clinical skills in IV cannulation, water immersion in labour and waterbirth, perineal suturing and speculum examination. If not competent in these skills must be willing to undertake the necessary training within six months of commencement.
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete The Townsville Hospital mandatory competencies and the Maternity Support Unit mandatory competencies, the Drug Therapy Protocol, Examination of the Newborn package and the Water Immersion in Labour package, within three months of commencement.
  • On call: Appointees may be required to participate in an on-call roster.
  • Drivers Licence: This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate license endorsement to operate this vehicle is required.  Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.
  • The applicant ideally will have a working knowledge of a range of software packages used in the clinical and management environment, including the Microsoft Windows, Excel, Access, Matrix and Power Point.
  • Travel: Please note, from time-to-time this position will be required to travel to, and work at, other facilities located within the Rural Hospitals Service Group network to participate in meetings for planning, quality, performance, training and education, or clinical activities.  This may involve day and/or overnight stays.  Travel on small planes or ferry may be required. The successful applicant/s will need to be able to commit to this requirement.
  • Accommodation: On-site single staff accommodation will be provided for the successful applicant for a maximum period of three (3) months.

Generous remuneration package value up to $72,335 p.a.

Comprising salary range of $46.51 to $49.81 p.h. (Nurse Grade6-Band 1), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.  Appointees will have the opportunity to work under the Case Load Midwifery industrial agreement which includes an annualised salary with 35% loading and six (6) weeks recreation leave.

The ideal applicant will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following:

  • Proven ability to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care at an advanced level within a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, patients and other stakeholders, including participation in relevant networks to achieve work unit outcomes.
  • Ability to provide nursing leadership in the clinical and professional setting including the role modelling of effective communication and problem solving.
  • Proven ability to use information and reporting systems appropriate to the position in order to achieve outcomes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Proven ability to provide clinical education and support at an advanced level and demonstrate own professional development.

For a confidential discussion please contact Virginia Meyjes on 0447 345 893.Applications close on Thursday 5 March 2020.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Contact

For a confidential discussion please contact Virginia Meyjes on 0447 345 893.https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-TV335245