Western Health fosters a positive, family-focused and progressive culture. Our Midwives are enthusiastic in delivering high quality, safe and person-centred patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary care model.
Our respectful and collaborative model of care includes publicly-funded homebirth program, midwifery group practice, collaborative team care and high risk/maternal-fetal medicine.
The Joan Kirner Women's and Children's (JKWC) service includes 20 labour delivery rooms, NICU cots, 39 SCN cots, 64 women’s inpatient beds, 32 children’s inpatient beds, four operating theatres, four fantastic birth pools and additional outpatient clinics.
Midwives enjoy working with a high level of autonomy and responsibility across the maternity continuum from antenatal bookings through to birth and home-based postnatal visits, with opportunities to participate in day-stay pregnancy monitoring, specialist clinics and lactation support.
Western Health is committed to your career progression from expanding maternity care expertise whether this be into management, education and/or speciality roles. We are a Registered Training Organisation with comprehensive education partnerships, scholarship and nursing and midwifery research programs.
Western Health is the home of the Maternity Connect Program, which aims to improve the patient outcomes through the provision of interdisciplinary education, supportive partnerships and capacity building in rural and regional maternity services. This is achieved by clinical placements where a Western Health Midwife shares their knowledge and skills with a rural hospital.
All Registered Midwife Grade 2 positions are recruited by our Central Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Unit (NMWU) with current vacancies being found here.
The NMWU can be contacted on 03 8345 4040 during business hours or [email protected]