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Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife 

About Grampians Health
Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role
The Special Care Nursery in Ballarat is a level 4 nursery providing care for unwell, premature and/or small neonates and services the entire Grampians region.  We provide holistic, family centred care to newborns admitted directly from the postnatal ward or the emergency department.  The unit engages a broad care team, providing specialist developmentally-appropriate care.

You will be able to work collaboratively and consultatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Caring for sick and premature babies is a unique skill set and it is a privilege to deliver a high standard of care for some of our communities most vulnerable patients and their families. 

Key Responsibilities
You will:

  • Assist with Family Centred Care
  • Facilitate the Care and Treatment of Infants
  • Foster a team environment encompassing the multidisciplinary team, patients, family and visitors
  • Contribute ideas and actions to Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Maintain safety by participating in National Standards Portfolio activities, remaining up to date with mandatory competencies and best practice governance documentation
  • Integrate our Values into your every day by displaying, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Compassion and Innovation.

Skills and experience
You will have:

  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Experience within a Neonatal environment
  • Works collaboratively as a part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate and foster the provision of best practice standards of nursing care and service delivery that meets the needs of the patients, their families and carers
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to effectively work with the multidisciplinary teams, patients, families and visitors.

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits
At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition program

This position is paid in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2024. The classification for Midwives Grade 2 is Registered Nurse Grade 2 (YS2 - YS8) which ranges from $35.04 $46.83 per hour.

Ballarat Region
Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply
Click APPLY or contact Joanne Pegg, Nurse Unit Manager on 03 5320 4982 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Posted 24 August 2023