Reporting to the Assistant Director of Midwifery (Maternity & Gynaecology), the Clinical Midwifery Manager is responsible for providing midwifery leadership and management for the Postnatal Unit. This includes supporting staff to achieve excellence in clinical, quality and safe practice, working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and consumers of maternity services. The Clinical Midwifery Manager will lead by example in upholding the CHS values and actively participate in developing a culture that promotes the CHS values and vision within the Postnatal Unit.
• Provide leadership in and promote a commitment to high quality, safe effective women centred care in collaboration with the nursing and midwifery leadership team, to facilitate change management initiatives in achieving the strategic objectives of the Division of WYC.
• Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team approach including patient flow services to facilitate effective patient flow.
• Be accountable and responsible for the management of staff rostering, leave management, recruitment, and human resourcing issues including salary and position reports within a clinical area to support appropriate staffing level, skill-mix and appropriate allocation of available resources.
• Be accountable for material resources to facilitate the delivery of a safe standard of care including the monitoring of budget expenditure, report variances and plan for future development and growth.
• Be accountable for effective clinical governance, risk management and the implementation of continuous improvement to create a safe environment that provides high quality, women centred care.
• Support and implement the WYC workforce strategy, including active involvement of recruitment and retention of staff; oversight of staff training, support, and professional development opportunities through ongoing performance planning; and addressing performance management concerns.
• In collaboration with the nursing and midwifery leadership team, develop, implement, and evaluate nursing and midwifery policies, guidelines, and standards to build an environment of excellence in midwifery care.
• Support a culture of continuous development and leadership in quality improvement through the collaboration, initiation and participation in quality improvement activities, policy and strategic service plans and research activities.
• Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
• Relevant post graduate qualification in midwifery practice and/r post graduate qualification in management and/or leadership qualifications and extensive clinical experience working professionally in midwifery.
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• This a temporary position for 18 months with the option of extension and/or permanent appointment.
• CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.
• Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
• Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.