Registered Nurse/Midwife

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About the role

Mater Private Hospital Mackay has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse/Midwife to join their team. Full-time, part-time, or casual applications are welcome.

This position provides family-centred midwifery care in collaboration with other health professionals and significant others to ensure safe, efficient and effective patient management within the Women’s Unit.

Mater Private Hospital Mackay is a modern 105 bed facility featuring five operating theatres, a fully equipped day surgery unit, and a wide range of specialist clinical services. Mater Mackay offers one of the 5 private Mater Mothers’ Hospitals in Australia. This experienced maternity service is located within St Gerard’s which is a 27-bed Unit providing specialised care extending to antenatal, postnatal, neonatal, gynaecological, paediatric, surgical or medical cases.

Salary Range: $40.27 – $51.74 (RN/RM1) per hour plus superannuation (plus 25% casual loading if applicable) and access to generous salary packaging

What you’ll be doing

Your experience and skills will see you become an integral part of the team that is committed to delivering outstanding nursing and midwifery care and services, improving the experience and outcomes for patients.

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide high-quality patient care by applying nursing and midwifery clinical skills and contemporary knowledge to support optimal care outcomes through care coordination, collaboration and communication within the scope of professional competence
  • Partner with patients and their support persons throughout the pregnancy and birth continuum to provide woman-centred maternity care about personal and/or cultural needs and preferences
  • Undertake comprehensive ante and postnatal assessment(s) and develop, or revise, care plans that are inclusive of the patient’s physical, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs and expectations for her pregnancy-childbirth continuum and expected clinical outcomes
  • Determine and monitor maternal and fetal well-being throughout hospitalisation and communicate effectively with other health professionals to ensure safe and high standards of care
  • Undertake comprehensive discharge planning to ensure patients and their support persons, where applicable and appropriate, are provided with adequate support through the provision of education, resources and proper community services access
  • Acknowledge and support the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary team and diverse care environment by delegating tasks to team members commensurate with their scope of professional expertise and practice

About you

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Current dual registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Midwife and Registered Nurse
  • Currency of neonatal resuscitation
  • Currency of K2 Perinatal Training through an approved provider
  • Other postgraduate qualifications in relevant nursing and midwifery speciality or working towards (e.g. lactation consultant) is desired
  • Minimum of one year of postgraduate experience, including in birth suites
  • Sponsorship available
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and clinical problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued quality improvement and best practice principles

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other
  • Access to on-site, parking

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Mater is committed to the wellbeing of their staff and it is underpinned by our flexible and remote working policies.

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