Overview

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Lyell McEwin Hospital – Elizabeth Vale
  • Salary: $72,651 – $99,129 p.a. (pro rata) – RM1 – Ongoing Part-Time – working 32 hours per week

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Registered Midwife looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Registered Midwife within the Women and Children’s Division.

Consistent with NALHN’s values, we are looking for a midwife with a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of women and families. The successful applicant will assist in leading and growing our Home Visiting Midwife service.

The Home Visiting Midwives provide a wide range of postnatal midwifery services within the community to support families within the LMH catchment – North and North-eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

These postnatal services include:

  • Routine postnatal care of mothers and babies within the first week of life.
  • LSCS management and wound care.
  • Breastfeeding / Formula feeding support.
  • Neonatal weight management.
  • Routine screening of mothers and babies.
  • Home Phototherapy and ongoing jaundice management.
  • Community engagement for vulnerable families.

This highly specialised unit is innovative, and client focussed with exceptional outcomes. The right person for this role has a ‘can-do’ attitude. You will be driven, collaborative and supportive with a commitment to growing yourself and the people you work alongside.

As a Registered Midwife you will provide midwifery services in health service settings. In this role you will develop from a novice practitioner to a proficient level of professional practice and consolidate knowledge and skills, developing in capability through continuous professional development and experience. In this role you will accept accountability for you own standards of midwifery care and for activities delegated to others.

To be eligible for this position, you must be registered or eligible for registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia hold, or be eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate, OR be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse and Midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Check(s)

  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 865310

Enquiries
Jo Lawlor
Nurse Manager
Phone: (08) 8182 9415
E-mail: joanne.lawlor@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date
24 May 2024 – 11.55PM

Attachments
 865310 – Registered Midwife – Home Visiting – RM1 – role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website – How to apply for further information.

Applications close: 24 May 2024

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 865310

Closing Date for Applications: 24 May 2024
Name of Contact Person: Jo Lawlor
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 8182 9415
joanne.lawlor@sa.gov.au