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Registered Midwife (524389)

TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT JOBS - Launceston, TAS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Living in Northern Tasmania you will experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beautiful landscapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fascinating history. Very affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s major cities. Living in Tasmania offers you access to prime organic produce, true farmers' markets, a multitude of food festivals and so much more.

The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is the only major Paediatric and Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit in Northern Tasmania. We provide a level 5 maternity service having about 1600 births per year.

Women's and Children's Services consists of a 6 bed Labour Ward, 28 bed Maternity Unit, 9 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery that admits neonates >= 30 weeks gestation, 28 Bed Paediatric Unit (including adolescent area) and access to medical/surgical beds for Gynaecology patients.

There are a number of models of care offered to women including Midwifery Group Practice. Midwives interested in this model should be encouraged to apply. The LGH provides birth and postnatal care to public and private women within Launceston and surrounding areas.

The Roles

These positions aren’t just another job in another hospital – it can be your chance to demonstrate your strong clinical acumen, and influence and foster an enthusiastic team of health professionals.

You will –

  • You will be able to join a group of clinicians with diverse skills and a common culture of safe patient and staff care.
  • Provide advice, care, and support to women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period including care of the newborn
  • Show Initiative, being adaptable and able to respond and adjust easily to change
  • Be resilient, persevering to achieve your goals in the face of obstacles and remaining calm and in control under pressure

The Department

The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is the only major Paediatric and Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit in Northern Tasmania. We provide a level 5 maternity service having about 1600 births per year.

Women's and Children's Services consists of a 6 bed Labour Ward, 28 bed Maternity Unit, 9 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery that admits neonates >= 30 weeks gestation, 28 Bed Paediatric Unit (including adolescent area) and access to medical/surgical beds for Gynaecology patients.

There are a number of models of care offered to women including Midwifery Group Practice. Midwives interested in this model should be encouraged to apply. The LGH provides birth and postnatal care to public and private women within Launceston and surrounding areas.

Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent Full time and Part time, shift worker and day worker positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight available.

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

What's on offer

  • Flexible working hours to enable work/life balance
  • Relocation allowance for successful interstate applicants can be negotiated
  • Support for ongoing professional development
  • Other employment conditions and allowances available under the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award and Agreement

Eligibility:

Successful applicants may meet the desirable criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Midwife.
  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. Crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide Function Statement and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Function Statement

  • Function Statement Registered Nurse Midwife - 20191112.pdf
  • Function Statement Registered Nurse Midwife - 20191112.docx

Statement of Duties

  • Generic Registered Midwife (North, North West) G3-G4 (June 2021) WWCT.pdf
  • Generic Registered Midwife (North, North West) G3-G4 (June 2021) WWCT.doc
  • Generic Registered Nurse - Midwife G3-G4 (May 2021) WWCT.pdf
  • Generic Registered Nurse - Midwife G3-G4 (May 2021) WWCT.doc

Applicant Guide

  • Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf
  • Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page short application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Preferred Skills and Experience in the function statement.

Please do not submit an address of the selection criteria.

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

For more information (Contact Officer)

Jennifer Pople
Nurse Unit Manager (Ward 4O/4B)
Email: jennifer.pople@ths.tas.gov.au
Phone: (03) 6777 8948

Department of Health provides a high quality, safe and sustainable health services system for all Tasmanians. It is actively engaged in positive reforms to provide care and services for patients and clients in the best possible way through an integrated system that is people focused and supports individuals and communities to be active in their own health and wellbeing management. Our commitment is to work together with patients, clients, partners, and the community.

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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