Midwifery with an Enviable Lifestyle
Recruitment incentives of $10,000 and an annual $10,000 retention allowance paid fortnightly ($384.61) for acute Midwifery positions in Dubbo, Parkes and Bathurst.
Six months accommodation support capped at $500/week in Dubbo only.
Recruitment incentives of $5,000 and an annual $5,000 retention allowance paid fortnightly ($192.30) for acute Midwifery positions in Orange.
Midwifery in Western NSW
Every day in our District, 10 babies are born.
We offer midwives a broad range of opportunities from a level 4 multi-model maternity service to smaller sites where you really get to experience the journey with your clients. Experience antenatal care, shared care, midwifery group practice, Aboriginal maternal infant health service, community midwifery and outreach. Several facilities can manage complex pregnancies – so you will experience and manage a broad range of pregnancy presentations.
Due to the depth of our maternity services, our LHD is a fantastic place to grow your midwifery career, with many opportunities not available in metropolitan areas. Wherever you choose to work within our LHD, you will be very well connected within the maternity service as a whole, with support from our Clinical Midwife Specialists, Clinical Midwife Educators, Clinical Midwife Consultants as well as your colleagues.
The majority of our facilities are less than 10 years old, so you can practice using the most up to date methods supported by modern equipment.
Our midwife team has low turnover, are young(ish!), vibrant and supportive of each other. Continuing education and possible exchange with tertiary facilities, with a focus on tertiary evidence based education is all part of the offer. This training and exposure to such a wide range of presentations will broaden your scope much faster than staying in the city.
Add this to the lifestyle and economic benefits of regional and rural living, you’ve got a great opportunity to live your best life!
MidStart – Transition to Midwifery
The MidStart Program provides a career pathway for registered nurses to become registered midwives. This pathway involves employment as a student midwife while studying a postgraduate midwifery diploma at university. Dependent on the role delineation and capacity of the midwifery service, student midwives will have the opportunity to work across all areas of midwifery practice and may include:
- Antenatal clinics
- High risk antenatal clinics
- Birth suite
- Postnatal ward
- Postnatal clinics
- Outpatient clinics
- Outreach / group practice
- Special Care Nursery
WNSWLHD - Midstart Program
We have eight facilities offering midwifery services, with six providing birthing services.
To see what is offered at each location, please refer to the table below:
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View the facility and meet the team
If you are thinking about joining us but would like to view the facilities, meet the team and get to know the town before applying or accepting your role, we very much welcome you to come out and meet us and we can show you around. To start the process please send a message to our Candidate Experience team who will co-ordinate for you. To get in touch please click here.
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