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Midwifery Special Feature Workforce Shortages in South Australia Nina Hendy reports
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midwifery opportunities across australia & new zealand Randstad’s Health & Community Care division has provided the best people in the he industry for over 30 years. Coming from nursing ursing and healthcare backgrounds, our team m knows your industry inside and out. Randstad can offer you the change ge you’re looking for — with over 100 contract tract midwifery vacancies in regional, rural, coastal and remote locations currently available vailable across Australia. We also have permanent nt midwifery vacancies in some of Australia and d New Zealand’s best facilities. In your role as a midwife you look k after your patients needs every day. So o place your next job in the hands of Randstad’s d’s Health & Community Care team — where re you’ll experience exceptional service, the he best job opportunities and people dedicated dicated to meeting your career needs! ss the many Contact Randstad today to discuss opportunities on offer. Contracts team: 1300 658 899 Permanent team: 1300 996 135 www.randstad.com.au
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Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Limited are seeking Registered Midwives to provide family-centred nursing care in collaboration with other health professionals and significant other to ensure safe, efficient and effective management of the patient. A requirement of all listed positions is to be registered, or have ability to register, as a Midwife with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.
MATER MISERICORDIAE HOSPITAL - MACKAY Terms: Full-time with a base hourly rate range of $27.51 to $35.35 dependant on comparable prior service + superannuation and penalties. Apply and/or gain more information about these positions at www.mercycq.com/jobs where the position is listed under Mater Mackay vacancies. Enquiries: Karen Wade, Director of Nursing, 07 4965 5806 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MATER MISERICORDIAE HOSPITAL - ROCKHAMPTON Midwifery Educator: The occupier of this position will deliver education on contemporary midwifery practices to students, midwives and nursing personnel located in our Gladstone and Rockhampton acute care Mater Hospitals. The position is primarily based at Mater Rockhampton. Terms: Part-time position of approximately 36 hours per fortnight though this is negotiable. Base hourly rate range of $35.96 to $38.52 dependant on comparable prior service + superannuation and penalties. Apply and/or gain more information about this position at www.mercycq.com/jobs where the position is listed under Mater Rockhampton vacancies. Enquiries: Amanda McMaster, Director of Nursing, (07) 4931 3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org â€œwe are an equal opportunity employerâ€?
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Ngaanyatjarra Health Service is an Aboriginal Community controlled health service providing primary health care on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in the Central Desert region of Western Australia. Ngaanyatjarra Health Service is currently seeking suitably qualified professionals to join our team in the following roles.
CHRONIC DISEASE NURSE (Ngaanyatjarra Lands Based) The role of the Chronic Disease Nurse is to support clinical staff in the early identification of chronic disease, improve the outcomes of existing chronic disease patients, work where possible within the national Chronic Disease Strategy & utilise System Assessment Tools.
REGISTERED MIDWIFE (Ngaanyatjarra Lands Based) The Midwife will work closely with the Maternal and womenâ€™s health Programme Coordinator and collaboratively with the Child Health Programme Coordinator. This position will provide a high quality, Best Practice midwifery and child health service to Aboriginal women and their families living on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands with the aim to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Classification for both roles - Registered Nurse Level 4 (Aboriginal Medical Services Award) These are exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who have an understanding of Aboriginal culture and the social determinants of health in remote communities. Applications must address the Selection Criteria and provide 3 professional referees. For an application package please contact the: Ngaanyatjarra HR Department on (08) 8950 1749 Sue Sokol Ngaanyatjarra Human Resources Manager PO Box 644, Alice Springs, NT 0871 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org To obtain further information regarding this role please email: email@example.com www.ncah.com.au
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is a busy sub-regional integrated health service of 228 beds and a budget in excess of $93 million. Employing 1200 dedicated employees, we are a major referral facility for the greater part of North East Victoria.
Aboriginal Health Workers Bourke, NSW Bourke Aboriginal Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health org. that offers confidential services to support the health & wellbeing of the Bourke community & surrounds. Bourke Aboriginal Health Service has a number of exciting opportunities for Aboriginal Health Workers to join its dedicated team in Bourke, NSW in the areas of:
u MIDWIFE â€“ Grade 2 Full-time/Part-time positions, Ref No: 10/55NC Opportunities exist for registered midwives to join the team of professionals that our hospitalâ€™s excellent reputation relies on. The midwifery department is a progressive unit and has modern birthing, postnatal and special care nursery facilities. If you are ready to meet the challenge of innovative practice then contact us for further application details. Contact: Linda Earl, NUM, (03) 5722 0253 / (03) 5722 5253
u MIDWIFE â€“ Grade 4A Community Midwife Program (CMP), 56 hrs/fortnight, Ref No: 10/56NC NHWâ€™s CMP is an innovative and progressive model of maternity care based on a Group Practice working a Caseload Model of Midwifery care and provides services to 140 women per year. If you have current midwifery registration, extensive clinical midwifery experience and an understanding of the philosophy of midwife managed care, then we would welcome your application. Contact: Janet Baker, Team Leader CMP, (03) 5722 0256 / (03) 5722 5256
Closing Date for both positions: Friday, 27 August 2010
Mental Health & Alcohol & Other Drugs (1 Male 1 Female) You will focus on responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal individuals experiencing problems with Social & Emotional Wellbeing (Mental Health) and Alcohol & Other Drugs. www.applynow.com.au/job19522
Sexual Health You will assist in the delivery of holistic and culturally appropraite Sexual Health Care Programs that ensure Aboriginal people receive relevant sexual health care, support, education, advice, information and assistance. www.applynow.com.au/job19523
Alcohol & Other Drugs You will take an active role in developing the capacity of the BAHS and other service providers to respond effectively to the needs of the Aboriginal young people and their communities experiencing problems with substance misuse. www.applynow.com.au/job19524
Chronic Disease & Maternal Health You deliver public and clinical health services in an in-the-field environment, and with a holistic primary health care focus. You will develop the capacity of service providers to respond effectively to the needs of Aboriginal families in the area of chronic disease and child and maternal health. www.applynow.com.au/job19525
Regional Eye Health Coordinator You will deliver and coordinate a holistic and culturally appropriate Eye Health Program that ensures the Aboriginal people receive eye health care, support, advice, information and assistance. www.applynow.com.au/job19526 The successful applicants will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa commensurate with experience and qualifications. You will receive a full orientation upon arrival, and will receive ongoing professional training with an organisation that actively supports your career development. Further benefits include: * Five weeks annual leave; * Salary sacrifice options; * Uniforms and uniform laundry allowance; and * Sociable working hours (Mon - Fri, 8.00am - 5.00pm) plus the ability to accrue RDO's. You will work in a beautiful location, with a dedicated & passionate team - plus, you'll receive immense job satisfaction, contributing to the health & well-being of Indigenous people & communities.
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Midwives and New Models of Care
Editor’s Comment – By Martin Bowen
a) mothers are given appropriate choices as to how they give birth and under what care
There’s a great deal of discussion and debate in the community and in the media at present about midwifemanaged models of birthing. The announcement earlier this year that Commonwealth-supported professional indemnity insurance would be provided for privately practising midwives was clearly a step in the right direction to providing flexibility for expectant mothers and midwives alike. However, it is a requirement that midwifery services are part of a collaborative team with doctors and other health professionals, which excludes home births and brings into question the viability of midwife-managed models of birthing care.
b) mothers fully understand the risks of giving birth under a midwife-managed model of care
There is a great deal of evidence to support midwife-managed models of care in terms of patient satisfaction, rates of natural births, need for pain relief and forceps deliveries. And there’s no question that by international standards, midwife-run maternity units in Australia are first class. I don’t believe that any of these points are in question for serious commentators. Ultimately, even for low-risk pregnancies, there is a small chance that things can go very wrong and this has the propensity to lead to claims of professional negligence against midwives. It seems to me that what is important is that: www.ncah.com.au
c) midwives are given appropriate protection against claims of professional negligence where a mother chooses to give birth under a midwife-managed model of care. It seems to me that all three of these requirements could be met through legislative provisions that limit a mother’s capacity to pursue claims of professional negligence against midwives. More specifically, if a mother plans to have a home birth, is provided with appropriate information about the risks and formally accepts these risks, then if something does go wrong, she is not entitled to pursue damages against the midwife involved for professional negligence. Implementing a proposal such as this may well present some challenges in practice, but to prevent a whole range of choices for mothers and professional vocation for midwives purely because of the threat of legal liability seems unfortunate to say the least. To read more www.ncah.com.au Copyright NCAH
Gain a Masters degree and qualify as a midwife Monash University’s Master of Clinical Midwifery is now offered to registered nurses at Clayton. The 18-month program provides a professional midwifery qualiﬁcation through engagement with expert clinical midwives and study of contemporary theory and evidence. Students select either a coursework option or coursework with a minor research project.
Commonwealth supported places available for domestic students. For more information visit www.med.monash.edu/nursing or contact course coordinator Dr. Mary Anne Biro on (03) 9905 4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org Monash also offers a Master of Clinical Midwifery to registered midwives in Peninsula and a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery in Gippsland. CRICOS Provider: Monash University 00008C
Monash University Masters of Midwifery Renea Micallef always knew she wanted to work with pregnant women and babies. So when Monash introduced a new course for registered nurses to qualify as a midwife and gain a masters degree at the same time, she jumped at the opportunity. “I have always been passionate about midwifery and I get so much satisfaction working with newborn babies.” Renea is part of the ﬁrst intake of students in the new Master of Clinical Midwifery introduced this year at the university’s Clayton campus. She particularly enjoys the two days each week that students work in a hospital as part of their clinical placement requirements. “I love educating women about breastfeeding and showing them how to safely bathe a newborn.
Midwifery students Kate Wesselingh and Renea Micallef
The families really appreciate the extra support.” Students can choose to undertake a minor research project. Renea is considering research into how much control ﬁrst-time mothers have in the decisions that health professionals make during labour and birthing. When she completes the program she would like to work within a midwifery care model, in
which midwives care for women during their pregnancy and after birth as well as during labour and birthing. Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery also offers a Master of Clinical Midwifery to registered midwives in Peninsula and a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery in Gippsland. For more information visit www.med.monash.edu.au/ nursing email@example.com
MIDWIFERY Permanent Part Time or Full Time position Come and join a workforce with commitment and vision to the provision of women centred care. Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi Hospital (BCRH) is a 54 bed acute hospital, with an integrated maternity service, supporting 150 births per year, and increasing. An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, motivated, experienced Registered Midwife to participate in providing comprehensive family centred, maternity care within a ward environment or as part of our midwifery team model. Successful applicants will have the freedom to work across the entire spectrum of midwifery care. Bass Coast Regional Health offers the optimum work-life balance, with the best of Coast and Country, with a short 90 minute commute to Melbourne CBD. BeneďŹ ts: s %XPOSURE TO A DIFFERENT MODEL OF -IDWIFERY #ARE TAILORED FOR THE rural setting. s &RIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT s &LEXIBLE ROSTERING s !SSISTANCE IN DEVELOPING SKILLS IN 2URAL (EALTH s #AREER $EVELOPMENT s 5P TO 3ALARY 0ACKAGING s &REE CAR PARKING
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SA Nurses and Midwives Feel the Strain By Nina Hendy If a recent survey of South Australia’s nurses and midwives is anything to go by, the state’s workforce shortage is set to worsen, with many fed up nurses admitting they’re considering a career change. But could a wage rise encourage them to stay? And Nina Hendy reports. Nurses in South Australia are feeling the strain. Not only do local figures suggest that the health system is short around 500 nurses, but those sticking to their chosen career report that their calls for improved working conditions including a wage rise are being ignored. It’s a grim situation that appears to have reached a stalemate, with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) (SA Branch) going out to bat for the workforce by speaking openly about the issues facing workers in a bid to bring about change. But whether the worsening situation can be improved before nurses leave their posts in search of a different career is yet to be seen. According to the ANMF, nurses and midwives are deeply concerned about unsafe staffing levels and workloads, professional development and career opportunities, conditions of employment and work/life balance. Members are campaigning for a 9 per cent pay rise over three years, plus two payments of $600. Currently, sector wage rates for enrolled nurses working in South Australia sit www.ncah.com.au
between $737.85 and $866.95, according to nurseinfo.com.au. Registered nurses/ midwives at level 1 or equivalent earn $866.95 - $1155.90, which is slightly below comparative rates paid in NSW and ACT. The nurseinfo.com.au website, developed by the Royal College of Nursing Australia, explains that wages and conditions of employment for nurses in Australia are determined by various awards and agreements. The site explains that minimum entitlements for employees are determined by industrial awards and enterprise agreements which detail the conditions of employment such as hours worked, pay rates and leave entitlements. But South Australian nurses and midwives want more. Last month, the ANMF said that State Government representatives had been either unwilling or unable to respond to Public Sector Enterprise Bargaining claims submitted on behalf of South Australian nurses and midwives. Bargaining had been ongoing for four months. The meeting was held at the Government’s request, but it quickly became apparent that representatives are either unable or unwilling to provide a formal response or even provide a timetable for when a formal response will be made, ANMF (SA Branch) secretary Elizabeth Dabars said. “Not only do we not have a response, we do not even have any further negotiations scheduled with Government representatives. This would appear to
Equally, improving real wage levels will assist in addressing workforce shortages – Elizabeth Dabars, Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch),
make industrial action inevitable,” Dabars told the media at the time. “Nurses and midwives have been bargaining in good faith and we are deeply disappointed that this is not being reciprocated. If these issues are not addressed then community cannot be confident that they will receive quality or access to care in the future,” she said. If the situation doesn’t improve, nurses have indicated that they could well choose to leave the profession in search of a different career. A survey of local ANMF members revealed that 37 per cent of nurses and midwives in South Australia will leave their profession if their real wages fall by 10 per cent. The survey was conducted by the Australian Institute for Social Research at Adelaide University in November last year and was commissioned by the ANMF (SA Branch) to establish how nurses and midwives might alter their working hours in response to changes in wages and conditions. The survey also found that nurses and midwives would increase their weekly working hours by nearly eight per cent if their wages increased by 10 per cent.
But nearly 37 per cent said they would not continue to work in the nursing and midwifery professions if their wages fell by 10 per cent. The main reasons for considering a career change were job dissatisfaction (44.9 per cent); working conditions (36.5 per cent), poor wages (31.5 per cent); and too much work outside standard hours (24.7 per cent). The findings are of huge concern to South Australia’s health sector and local government given that South Australia is already short 500 nurses, with that figure expected to increase to as many as 3,000 over the next decade. Dabars said the survey findings are deeply disturbing. “It’s clear that real wage cuts by failing to maintain competitive salaries in SA will lead to a loss of experienced nurses and midwives from the active workforce,” Dabars said. “Equally, improving real wage levels will assist in addressing workforce shortages.” Union delegates and officers gathered in early August to finalise recommendations over the industrial campaign, with a special meeting of public sector nurses and midwives held mid-August to consider and vote on the recommendations.
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