Graduate Midwifery Program
Graduate Midwifery Program 64 hours per fortnight x 4 positions available Employment Status - Fixed Time (64 hours) Roles will commence on Monday 3rd August, 2020 for either 6 or 12 months. About Bendigo Bendigo is a thriving regional city with a population close to 110,000. It has a strong supportive community base with good schools excellent infrastructure making it an ideal location for families wanting to escape the city.
It has fantastic restaurants, shops, cultural precincts, sporting facilities and tertiary facilities making it a great city to live and work. About Bendigo Health Bendigo Health is the leading healthcare provider in regional Victoria with more than 3500 staff. We provide health care services to a population of over 306,000 people across the Loddon Mallee Region.
We offer a brand new facility, supportive working environment, flexible work arrangements amd opportunities for professional development Women's and Children's Team Women’s & Children’s Centre at Bendigo Health provides care to women and children from across the Loddon Mallee region. This service includes Women’s Health Clinics, Women’s Ward & Birthing Suite, Special Care Unit and the Children’s Ward. Women are offered a number of antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care options including caseload midwifery, midwifery led antenatal care and obstetric care.
Our service is supported by lactation consultants, maternity support clinicians, social workers, midwifery home care, paediatric home care, and an active education team. We have a team of obstetric and paediatric consultants, registrars and resident medical officers. Our Maternity Service is a Level 5 Service in the Victorian State-wide Capability Framework for Maternity and Neonatal Services which means we care for women and babies from 32 weeks gestation.
About the Graduate Midwifery Program The graduate midwife position will provide the opportunity for the employee to consolidate the knowledge and skills gained in the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery or the Bachelor of Midwifery program in a supportive environment. Graduates will rotate through all clinical areas including birthing suites, women’s ward, special care nursery and women’s clinics (including midwifery led antenatal care and midwifery home care). Graduates are allocated a mentor and participate in a structured learning program throughout the year.
Ongoing support and mentorship is provided by the Clinical Midwifery Educators. Personal goals, feedback, practice review and debrief opportunities are offered to allow further learning. Rotations are supported by two supernumerary days offered in specialised areas and structured study days.
For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online. Successful applicants must provide evidence of full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.