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Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

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Mercy Health offers clinical placement for students studying the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Positions are available at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital.

Mercy Health offers clinical placement for students studying the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Positions are available at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital. Mercy Health works collaboratively with your chosen university to ensure the best possible learning opportunities during the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Places are subject to acceptance by Mercy Health and one of the following affiliated universities:

• La Trobe University
• Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to developing our future midwifery workforce. We welcome midwifery students to join our team in providing compassionate and responsive care to people in need. The clinical placement component of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is designed to facilitate learning within a supportive and welcoming environment. Clinical placement provides opportunities for student midwives to develop their clinical skills whilst meeting the requirements for registration as a midwife.

Program outline:

  • placement commences in February 2021 for a period of 12 to 18 months (university dependent)
  • three shifts per week, unpaid
  • rostered across all shifts, seven days a week
  • students will work in a supernumerary capacity in all clinical areas
  • shifts occur around university time requirements for lectures and exams

Student support:

  • comprehensive hospital and program orientation
  • unit-specific orientation
  • daily clinical support, guidance and mentoring provided by expert clinical support midwives and nurses.

Theoretical component:

  • please contact your chosen university regarding the theoretical component as the structure varies between universities
  • all assignments and exams are set by the university

Clinical component:

  • allocated as per requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the relevant university
  • competency and clinical skill assessments will be completed by our clinical support midwives throughout the year

Information session

Date                                                             Time                                         Venue              
Thursday 24th June 20205-6pmWebex meeting (link sent after registration)

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How to apply

Applications open on 1 July 2020 and close on 31 August 2020.

Interviews will be held in September 2020.

Applicants will be required to apply via the Mercy Health careers website along with the supporting documents listed below:

  • Letter of application, detailing a clear rationale for applying to MHW or WMH, the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and your chosen university
  • Curriculum Vitae, including two professional referees
  • Minimum of one year recent acute clinical nursing experience
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Applied for enrollment in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at La Trobe University or Deakin University

Please note that successful applicants are required to provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement

Affiliated education institution

La Trobe University
Deakin University

Contacts

Clinical Placement Coordinator - Mercy Hospital for Women

  • Phone numbers:

    Natalie Blinman
    03 8458 4941

  • Email address: NBlinman@mercy.com.au
  • Address:
    Mercy Hospital for Women
    Level 2, 163 Studley Road
    Heidelberg Victoria 3084

    Get directions

  • About:

    You must apply to both the university of your choice and Mercy Health. Please specify which university you are applying to and send your application via email.

Clinical Placement Coordinator - Werribee Mercy Hospital

  • Phone numbers:

    0384584833
    03 8754 3508

  • Email address: cshaw@mercy.com.au
  • Address:
    Werribee Mercy Hospital
    Werribee Victoria 3030

    Get directions

  • About:

    You must apply to both the university of your choice and Mercy Health. Please specify which university you are applying to and send your application via email.

Last reviewed April 8, 2018.