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Research Midwife

MERCY HEALTH - Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin



Are you an experienced midwife interested in research? Are you ready to join a passionate and innovative team working on cutting-edge obstetric research? Are you looking to diversify your professional portfolio and engage in work to improve health outcomes for women and babies?

We are currently recruiting an energetic and passionate midwife to join the Mercy Perinatal and University of Melbourne O&G research team to be a part of the BUMPS study. The study aims to develop a novel blood test to help women avoid the devastation of a stillbirth.

We are a close-knit, dedicated and friendly team of clinicians, scientists and researchers based in the University of Melbourne department. This role also presents the opportunity to engage with the laboratory and learn database management skills, while still engaging with patients on regular basis. As part of this role you may also learn novel skills in measuring the percentage body fat of newborns using a PeaPod machine.

  • Part-Time position, 0.8 FTE, fixed-term for 12 months (with the possibility of contract extension by mutual agreement thereafter)
  • Grade 3B position, Monday-Friday roster, excluding nights and Public Holidays
  • Manage day-to-day operations (participant screening, recruitment, sample processing in the laboratory, PeaPod measurements, engagement, follow-up assessments, documentation, record keeping, etc.) of a research study
  • Maintain accurate participant records, including data entry


  • Registered midwife (+/- nurse) with current APRHA registration and a minimum of 2 years postgraduate midwifery experience (essential)
  • Current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification or commitment to attainment within three months of commencing role (essential)
  • Have completed or currently undertaking postgraduate study (desirable)
  • Excellent organisational and team working skills, with the ability to work independently (essential)
  • Highly developed computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & Outlook: essential) as well as with REDCap database (desirable)


Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check.

Contact Details:

  • Alexandra Roddy-Mitchell
  • ARoddy-Mitchell2@mercy.com.au

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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