Registered Midwife – Maternity Options Service

$94,409 - $100,061 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 06 December 2021

Classification: Registered Midwife Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 44712 - 01Z50
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 November 2021
Contact Officer: Rebekah Howard on or (02) 5124 4386

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Division of Women, Youth and Children (WYC) offers a range of primary, secondary and tertiary services across the acute and community based sectors.

Maternal and Child Health (MACH) Services deliver a range of universal and targeted services for newborns, young children and their parents/carers. These services aim to support early identification and intervention for child development concerns; and information and support for parenting. This is the only child and family health service across the ACT.

The Canberra Maternity Options Service (CMOS) is the first point of contact for women accessing public maternity care in the ACT. Midwives in the team will provide evidence-informed information to support the woman’s decision making across the childbirth continuum and during the postnatal period up to six weeks after their baby is born.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills (including simultaneously managing and prioritising multiple issues) with a high degree of drive

  • An ability to work respectfully in partnership (with a range of stakeholders) while simultaneously demonstrating leadership

  • Positive work ethic and ability to problem solve

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant Registered as a Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) qualifications and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working professionally and comprehensive experience in the delivery of midwifery care across the scope of practice of a midwife is preferred.

  • Holds or is working towards postgraduate qualifications in child and family health nursing or other relevant post graduate course is desirable but not essential.

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is desirable but not essential.

  • Driver’s license.

  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Pease note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Notes: This is a temporary full-time position available for nine months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Whilst full-time is preferred, part-time hours will be considered.

Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021