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AWH Midwifery

AWH Midwifery

 

The AWH Wodonga Campus Maternity Unit has 1600- 1700 births annually. The unit is comprised of six fully equipped Birthing Suites, 24 dedicated postnatal and antenatal beds, 6 women's surgical beds, a 13 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Midwife Care Program.

The maternity unit provides extended services in the following areas:

  • Booking in Clinic
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Maternity Hospital in the Home
  • Neonate Hospital in The Home
  • Breastfeeding Support Service
  • Breastfeeding Support Service
  • Midwife Care Clinic
  • Antenatal Education
  • Tresilian Parents and Babies Service
  • Early Intervention Home Visiting Program

AWH Midwifery Student Program:

The Wodonga Campus  of Albury Wodonga Health offers the opportunity of a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery - studied via distance education through La Trobe University. The course offered is a paid model, working at 3 days per week, with a fourth day unpaid in Birth Suite. The number of participants in this February intake is up to 6 students.

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA and have at least 1 year’s post-registration experience. This enables graduates to register as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Students apply directly to the hospital once positions have been advertised, and following a successful interview process, the University is notified of the successful candidates.

Below is a brief outline of the course, however, interested students are encouraged to contact LaTrobe University for further information.

  • LaTrobe University (Bendigo Campus) via Distance Education
  • Duration of Program: 12 months; 1 intake per annum -¬†¬†early February
  • Delivery Mode: The course offers a mode of blended learning, which includes¬†residential school attendance in blocks throughout the year at Bendigo Campus and on-line activities

Also available to answer any queries is the Midwifery Student Facilitator, Zorica Hartles Zorica.hartles@awh.org.au.

Post completion of the student midwifery year, a Graduate Program is offered to consolidate knowledge and skills.

AWH Graduate Midwife Program:

The Graduate Midwife Program has been designed to offer further exposure to the midwifery continuum of care in a well-supported and nurturing environment. This program will provide the newly registered midwife with dynamic learning opportunities to consolidate their general nursing and midwifery knowledge. The program aims to facilitate the transition of the graduate midwife from novice practitioner to a competent member of the Albury Wodonga Health Nursing & Midwifery care team.

There will be provision for supernumerary time on each rotation, as well as the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive series of professional development in-services and workshops relevant to your growth as a nurse and midwife. The Maternity Unit is well supported by clinical support staff who support graduates throughout their graduate year.

The Graduate Midwife Program - Core Rotations:
  • Maternity Unit Antenatal / Postnatal Ward
  • Birthing Suite
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Additional Rotations include:
  • Maternity in the Home
  • Breast Feeding Support Service
  • Domiciliary Midwifery Programs
  • Midwife Care Program
  • Booking in Clinic
  • Parents & Babies Service

AWH Double Degree Graduate Program:

AWH hosts an annual Double Degree graduate program, commencing in February, with an intake of up to 5 graduates. Successful graduates will work at the Wodonga Campus, where they will be exposed to a variety of clinical rotations.

Rotations include:

  • Special care nursery
  • Birth suite
  • Antenatal / postnatal floor / Domiciliary / booking clinic
  • Midwife Care Program and the
  • Womens surgical unit

Key components of this program include:

  • a comprehensive orientation to the Health Service and its clinical areas
  • all graduate positions are .8EFT
  • acces to an e-learning portal
  • Rotations to diverse clinical areas
  • Access to clinical educators
  • Regular performance reviews at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
  • Regular feedback regarding performance as well as strategies for improvement
  • Fortnightly debriefing sessions
  • Certificate of completion
  • Salary Packaging options

Please note: As AWH is a Victorian hospital, all graduates are Victorian employees

 Entry to the AWH Double Degree Graduate Program:

 Application is according to the Victorian Computer Match guidelines www.computermatching.pmcv.com.au - applicants will not be accepted unless they participate via this system.

Refer to the following document for further information regarding the 2018 AWH Double Degree graduate program

 AWH Double degree program

 

Further information can be gained by emailing belinda.andrews@awh.org.au

 

Last updated: 28-06-2017