Midwife Clinical Coach - Dunedin
Southern Health
Otago
4d ago

Midwife Clinical Coach

  • Fixed term until 2024
  • Part time FTE
  • About the opportunity

    The Midwife Clinical Coach is responsible for promoting a learning environment within the clinical setting that encourages and supports development of midwifery clinical skills and knowledge.

    The Midwife Clinical Coach provides practical clinical education in the workplace, demonstrating effective, evidence informed and culturally safe practice.

    You will work closely with new graduate midwives (MFYP), new staff to the maternity service or clinical area, international midwives joining the team, along with midwives on the Return to Practice’ (RTP) programme to support their transition to confident practitioners in the clinical setting.

    You will also be able to work with midwives who need to refresh their clinical skills or knowledge during a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

    This diverse role will see you have a variety of responsibilities and involved in a number of different tasks. You will be responsible for providing new staff with a robust orientation to the service, practical one-to-one support as needed, right through to working closely with the tertiary education providers to develop relationships with new graduate midwives, and assisting in the development of the midwifery new graduate programme.

    This is a fixed term role until funded until 30 June 2024.

    About you

    This part time role is best suited to a person who models exceptional team collaboration, clinical expertise and is effortless in their accessibility to the team as a recognised resource of information.

    You will be able to develop strong working relationships allowing you to collaborate effectively with the Midwife Educators, Managers and the Senior Midwifery team.

    Your personality will such that you are naturally able to support, provide encouragement and motivation to all midwives and maternity nurses in the assessment, planning and implementation of care of mothers and babies.

    To be considered for this role you will have a minimum of the following :

  • QLP Leadership Domain
  • A minimum of three years’ clinical experience as a midwife.
  • NZCOM preceptor or mentor training course
  • Completed or participating in postgraduate education (e.g. complex care course)
  • Education in cultural safety, enacting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and health equity
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