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Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN)

2019 Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Midwives

The second round of offers for the 2019 TPPP for Registered Midwife positions have been completed by SA Health on Thursday 22 November 2018.

SA Health will not be making any further rounds of offers. However, offers may be made where a vacancy becomes available. For example, where a candidate declines or does not meet the pre-employment requirements.

Please note all applications that have been assessed as suitable and have not been made an offer, will remain active.

SA Health may contact you directly should a position becomes available if it matches your ranking and location preferences.

About this Health Service

The Lyell McEwin Hospital is located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and is the premier health service in the northern suburbs. Committed to developing and enhancing links within our community, the hospital is currently undergoing an exciting redevelopment program, which has already resulted in state-of-the-art facilities relating to Operating Theatres, Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Women's and Children's Health, Emergency Department and Mental Health.

Women and Children's Division
The Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) provides world class obstetric and midwifery care for both low and high risk pregnant women.

The Lyell McEwin Hospital is the second largest service provider for pregnant women in South Australia (Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia for 2011, Sept 2013). It is regarded as one of the leading maternity hospitals in the state and is closely affiliated with University SA, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.

The Women and Children's Division offers a full range of obstetric, midwifery and neonatal services including a Level 5 nursery. The service is innovative and exciting, providing maternity care from the acute episode through to care in the home with the home visiting midwives and the acclaimed 'Mother Carer Program' which remains a first in Australia.

The Northern Area Midwifery Group Practice is community based and offers one-to-one continuity of midwifery care and birthing options which include homebirth, while a further midwifery team model of care is provided in the Birthing and Assessment Unit - Low. The Lyell McEwin Hospital is also an accredited Baby Friendly Hospital, protecting, promoting and supporting women's choice to breast feed their babies.

The Lyell McEwin Hospital provides an exciting opportunity to work within a supportive yet dynamic environment.

TPPP for Registered Midwives

The Transition to Professional Practice Program offers newly Registered Midwives the opportunity to work within a supportive environment in a wide range of clinical areas to assist with the consolidation of knowledge and the expansion of clinical skills to transition to the role of a practicing midwife.

The Lyell McEwin Hospital will offer approximately 15 positions - full-time and part-time. Part-time hours may be negotiated at a minimum of 0.84 FTE (8 shifts per fortnight).

The duration of the program is 52 weeks inclusive of 6 weeks annual leave and includes the following:

  • 2 corporate orientation days at the beginning of the program
  • 5 Professional Development Days:
    • Providing an opportunity to debrief
    • Add to your expanding knowledge base
    • Designed to meet your transition needs
  • A dedicated preceptor for each clinical rotation
  • A minimum of one supernumerary day each rotation
    • Family Clinics - Lyell McEwin Hospital*
    • Modbury Women and Paediatric Clinic*
    • Women's Health Unit (antenatal and postnatal ward)
    • Birthing and Assessment Unit High
    • Birthing and Assessment Unit Low (team model of midwifery care)*
    • Women's Assessment Unit*
    • Special Care Nursery
* Placement occurs in either Birthing and Assessment Unit Low or Women's Assessment Unit
* Placement occurs at either Family Clinic or Modbury Women and Paediatric Clinic

Performance Review
A self appraisal and review of the objectives for the placement is formally undertaken with the preceptor at 4 weeks and at the end of each placement.

Why apply for TPPP Registered Midwives at Lyell McEwin Hospital?

At the Lyell McEwin Hospital we recognise that everyone is an individual with unique needs but also valuable experiences to offer, from the newly graduated Registered Midwife through to the most experienced senior Midwife. We provide a supportive environment where staff members are treated with respect and honesty and encouraged to strive for their individual goals both professionally and personally.

You will rotate through almost all areas within the Women and Children's Division providing you with a positive beginning for consolidating theory with practice and expanding your clinical skills. A preceptor will assist with your orientation to each unit and be there for you as you settle into the new area.

The Professional Development Days are tailored to provide you with support in meeting the requirements of working as a Registered Midwife.
You will be provided with support to expand your knowledge in fetal surveillance, newborn life support, newborn assessment, breastfeeding and management of obstetric emergencies. Lifelong learning is encouraged and an active education program occurs each day. As part of the transition program you will be supported in developing and maintaining your professional portfolio, which will become a part of your ongoing professional development beyond the Transition to Professional Practice Program.

As a Baby Friendly accredited hospital you will partake in a breastfeeding study day to become a part of a team that has contemporary breastfeeding knowledge and actively supports and promotes the choice of mothers to breastfeed. This is all very much a part of the 'can do' attitude at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

The Lyell McEwin Hospital has a modern, bright, airy and cheerful physical environment with many open air courtyards to enhance your working day.
There is secure car parking available in the Mark Road multi-storey car park at a very reasonable cost.

Information session
Come and meet the Lyell McEwin Hospital TPPP Team:

Wednesday 22 August 2018
11:00am - 12:00noon
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Women and Children's Division
Meet in the main foyer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You will find that most questions are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which you are requested to read prior to contacting us..

The website will be updated periodically, so pleae keep an eye out for future TPPP updates

Further enquiries
Please ensure you have read the Frequently Asked Questions and answers prior to contacting us.

If we haven't answered your question please send an email to and in the subject line please ensure you state REGISTERED MIDWIVES TPPP ENQUIRY.
This is to ensure SA Health can differentiate between the Registered Nurses and the Registered Midwives enquiries.

For more information about Lyell McEwin Hospital click here 

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