Oct 24, 2023
Carolyn Webb describes her career with Ramsay so far as an evolution, having progressed from Registered Nurse to Registered Midwife to Maternity Educator/Clinical Facilitator during her 15 years at Mitcham Private Hospital.
In 2008, looking for a change from working as a Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dialysis, Carolyn applied to work as a Registered Nurse in Maternity at Mitcham.
“I think I knew within the first day that I wanted to become a Midwife and started my Graduate Diploma in Midwifery in 2009,” said Carolyn.
“Ramsay has always been very supportive and encouraged me to pursue my career path. I have gone on to do further study in Lactation, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and now my Masters in Midwifery Studies.”
“I have been lucky to be part of the Post Partum Haemorrhage Collaborative with Safer Care Victoria over the last two years, as well as being part of Ramsay’s Obstetric and Maternity Advisory Panel and the National Midwifery consultancy Committee. These groups give our Midwives a voice.”
“With all these professional endeavours I have always had the support of my colleagues at Mitcham.”
In her current role, Carolyn is responsible for supporting the educational needs of the Maternity Unit.
“My job is very fast paced which I love. I am responsible for ensuring the Maternity Unit is following best practice in their clinical care.”
“Complementing this is my role as clinical facilitator, which allows me to spend time developing our student Midwives. As a student preceptor I thoroughly enjoy working with the students, sharing knowledge and researching topics to help them to reach their full potential.”
Carolyn says that its her colleagues at Mitcham Private who make her job so enjoyable.
“Most definitely the best part of working at Mitcham is the family feeling. We all work hard but enjoy each other as friends and have some fun along the way.”
“The Midwives I work with on the Maternity Unit are brilliant. They work so hard often in stressful situations, but everyone works together as a team and we trust one another implicitly.”