Nursing/Midwifery Director, Wch, SA

Nursing or Nursing / Midwifery Service Director (Level 5.1) Neonatal Service

  • Women's and Children's Health Network, Women's and Babies Division (WABS), Neonatal Services - North Adelaide 5006
  • Salary
  • Employment Full time - Ongoing Permanent 

On top of this, as an employee of Women’s and Children’s Health Network, you will have access to Salary Sacrifice benefits with MAXXIA  which allows for generous salary sacrifice arrangements each FBT year as a special benefit for employees of the local Health Networks. A Meal Entertainment allowance per FBT year can also be salary sacrificed out of your pre-tax income to cover costs over and above the Everyday living expenses benefit.

This position may attract additional financial support if you are considering relocating from interstate or overseas.  Please speak to the enquiries person of the role on offer to find out more

About Us
The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. 

The WCH delivers almost a quarter of all babies born in the state of SA. The WCH Neonatal Service provides care at all levels to babies born within WCH, other hospitals in SA and interstate areas such as Mildura, Broken Hill and Alice Springs. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Special Care Baby Unit at the WCH is unlike most others in Australia because of the broad spectrum of newborns it receives and cares for. It is the largest Neonatal service in SA providing a high acuity medical and surgical service, some of which are not available anywhere else in the state.

The WCH Neonatal Service provides neonatal advice and support to the recently developed, stand alone transport service MedSTAR Kids.

The Department works closely with other WCH paediatric subspecialties and allied health departments. Care is provided by a team of neonatologists, registrars, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal intensive care nurses and special care nurses and midwives.

The Opportunity
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Women's and Babies - Neonatology Team as a Nursing/Midwifery Service Director on a permanent contract in a full time capacity.

As the Nursing/Midwifery Service Director, you will;

  • Use your clinical knowledge and experience to provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for the Neonatal Service Department 
  • Lead the evaluation of current services models and through clinical and consumer engagement develop and implement processes, including information technology, and models of care that are efficient, effective and person and family centred
  • Work in partnership with the Divisional Directors of Surgical Services, Paediatric Medicine and Women's and Babies Division

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role description.

Benefits of Joining us
Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia's most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

Why Work in Adelaide, South Australia?
Our relaxed yet prosperous and affordable lifestyle, ease of travel, low population density, safety, and abundance of cultural and leisure activities, makes South Australia one of the great boutique regions of the world. A stunning climate to live in, an interesting, challenging and flexible place to work with short commute times between. Please see further information on the great benefits of moving to Adelaide in South Australia or migrating to South Australia

Other Important Information 

  • The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 837521

Lee Davies
Advanced Divisional Director N&M WABS
Phone: 81617522

Application Closing Date: Tuesday 5 September 2023 - 11.55PM

Posted 18 August 2023