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Associate Unit Manager

Royal Women's Hospital - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Associate Unit Manager - Maternity Services Ongoing Position 38 Hours per week

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

Maternity Services has four multidisciplinary teams. Each team provides care for approximately one quarter (~ 1,700) of the women booked for Royal Women's Hospital maternity care, including a mix of high and low risk pregnancies. The team covers the whole continuum of care from antenatal booking-in through to home-based postnatal visits.

Your contribution 

The Associate Unit Manager (AUM) assumes the responsibilities and authority of the Maternity Team Leader in their absence and as such, supports the Team Leader to provide day to day leadership and management of the team ensuring a positive and professional working environment. The Associate Unit Manager (AUM) is a role model in delivering high quality care to women and their families within a multidisciplinary team environment and forms part of the Midwifery Management Team which consists of the Midwifery Team Leaders, Unit Managers and the Midwifery Director of Birth Centre.

In collaboration, with the Midwifery Management Team, the AUM will ensure that services provided by the Team are:

  • Focused to respect the rights, needs and expectations of the childbearing woman.

  • Integrated and consistent.

  • Evidence-based.

  • Supportive of a learning environment.

  • High quality care in accordance with the Women’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, scope of practice and legislative requirements.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritise and time manage in a challenging operational environment

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate junior and senior midwives

  • Relevant experience working within a medical team and being in charge

  • Relevant clinical experience with commitment to evidence based outcome

  • Experience in working effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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