Clinical Midwife - Perinatal Mental Health GECMW GECMV

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About the role

The Clinical Midwife will support clinicians to provide woman-centred, family-oriented evidence-based and contemporary maternity services for women with mental health conditions. 

The Clinical Midwife – Perinatal Mental Health has responsibility for working in partnership with mental health clinicians to ensure integration of mental health assessment, intervention, treatment planning and evaluation across the perinatal continuum.  

The Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Midwife provides expert midwifery support and mental health service integration for women and their families ensuring appropriate linkages to a broad base of community and hospital services are available to support the woman through the perinatal continuum.  This is achieved through high level expertise and skill in the support and provision of midwifery care as specified by registration requirements, NMBA standards and codes, educational preparation and relevant legislation.

The Clinical Midwife – Perinatal Mental Health will:

(a)           Apply critical thinking, practicing independently and interdependently to support women with mental health conditions and their families.

(b)           Be a responsible and accountable professional midwife working in partnership with other midwives and MGP to provide expert support, care and advice.

(c)           Provides expert clinical leadership in clinical midwifery decision making to support coordinated maternity care to women and families.

The position will work across antenatal, birthing and postnatal services within the community and hospital services.

About you

Patients – Demonstrates clinical experience and contemporary knowledge and respect for the unique and diverse needs of perinatal women with mental health conditions, families and people delivering quality, safe patient centred care. Identifies risks and escalates when required and works within the standards of practice and scope of a Clinical Midwife perinatal mental health.

People – Communicates effectively and addresses safety concerns by escalating to the line manager / team leader. Completes and maintains all mandatory training requirements. Actively participates in development and learning opportunities.

Improvement – Identifies and participates in service improvement initiatives including supporting peers across community and hospital providers. 

Relationships – Works collaboratively with perinatal women with mental health conditions, families, clients and colleagues across the system of health. Positively contributes to a culturally safe environment building of trust, support and compassion within a woman centred and family friendly framework.

How to apply

To apply you will need to download and read the role description and information package, please provide your CV or resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant for the role, taking into account the key accountabilities of the role.  If you are viewing this advertisement on Seek, to access the Role Description please click on “Apply for this job” to be taken to our website

Vaccination Preventable Disease
This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role'. You must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  • have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description.

You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.

( )About West Moreton

  • 40 Minutes from Brisbane CBD
  • 9,521 kilometres region supporting over 250,000 people
  • One of 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHS) within Queensland Health
  • Fastest growing region in Australia with projected increase of 136% by 2036
  • $490.5 Million budget and 2,934 full time equivalent staff
  • One of the largest employers in the region

15 February 2019
Location: Australia Queensland Brisbane - West,Ipswich region
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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