Position Details
Reference Number 11546
Position Title Student Midwife
Employment Type Part Time
Facility Mater Hospital Sydney
Award Classification Enterprise Agreement - Mater Hospital Nursing & Midwives Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 1
Hours 32
Closing Date 30/06/2017
Position Summary

The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider and for over 105 years we have worked in partnership with our patients and their families.


The Mater Hospital is a world class facility operating over 231 hospital beds and with our Maternity unit being voted the Best Private Maternity Unit in NSW, our experienced team of healthcare professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services.


We have an available part-time position (0.8 FTE - clinical time) as a Student Midwife.


The Opportunity

 The opportunity is available for you to be a part of a thriving maternity unit and one of SVHA's private hospitals. The Maternity Unit consists of Ante-Natal, Post-Natal, a Delivery Suite and Special Care Nursery, and the opportunity for you to experience all of these specialty areas exists within this Student Midwifery Program. Maternity has a strong history at The Mater, and is one of the largest clinical units at our hospital being responsible for the majority of activity at The Mater. We are excited to continue the offering of such a supportive and well received program, and look forward to receiving applications.


About You

 If you are a Registered Nurse wishing to pursue a career in midwifery, consider having your experience with The Mater. Midwifery encompasses primary health care principles as well as the emotional and social apects of the gestational and birthing process. As a student you will gain valuable experience in being able to apply these principles with support from the Clinical Nurse Educators,  Nurse Managers, Clinical Cooridnators, Mentors and experienced Midwives and interdisciplinary team members. We are looking for student midwives who have a passion for women's health, who are accountable clinicians and who will uphold the mission and values of The Mater Hopsital Sydney.


The candidate must:

•             Have an understanding of the role of the Midwife within a primary healthcare framework

•             Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the requirements of the training program, including the continuity of care experience

•             Demonstrate effective interpersonal written and verbal communication skills

•             Demonstrate the ability to think critically and be able to problem solve

•             Demonstrate an understanding of the collaboration across an interdisciplinary team

•             Understanding of WHS, Infection Control and Quality Improvement principles/activities



We offer all employees the ability to maximise their income by reducing tax payable through salary packaging. We also offer our employees career-pathing and ongoing development and learning.


Application Instructions:

 Criminal record and/or child protection checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role. Employment with the Mater Hospital Sydney is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. As part of SVHA’s commitment to the federal government’s employment parity initiative, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


St Vincent's Private Hospitals Limited trading as Mater Hospital ABN 61 083 645 505

Contact Person Pete Goodare
Contact Number 02 9900 7488
Alternate Contact Person Tahereh Sakhaei-Ghadiri
Alternate Contact Number 02 9900 7636
Alternate Contact Email tahereh.sakhaei-ghadiri@svha.org.au
Position Description
Student Midwife Position Description - June 2017.pdf Open
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Supporting Documents
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