Any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the individual uses their skills and knowledge as a practitioner in their regulated health profession. Practice is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care. It also includes using professional knowledge in a direct non-clinical relationship with patients or clients, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles and any other roles that impact on safe, effective delivery of health services in the health profession.
Means any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the individual uses their skills and knowledge as a midwife. Practice is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care. It also includes working in a nonclinical relationship with women, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, and any other roles that impact on safe, effective delivery of services in the profession and/or use their professional skills.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018) Code of conduct for midwives
Steps of information gathering, clinical decision making, communication and evaluation which results in the initiation, continuation or cessation of a medicine.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2014) Nurse practitioner standards for practice
Primary Birth Attendant
Midwife primarily responsible for the woman’s care during labour and birth.
Primary health care principles
Universal access to care and coverage on the basis of need, commitment to health equity as part of development oriented to social justice, community participation in defining and implementing health agendas, and intersectoral approaches to health (World Health Organisation, 2003). Primary health care in midwifery involves a woman centred and holistic approach to care that is made accessible by being provided as close as possible to where the woman lives and supports the woman’s full participation in care.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018) Midwife standards for practice
Language primarily used for reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the language known best and most comfortable with.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2015) English language skills registration standard
Involves the following principles:
• The decision-maker must be impartial and unbiased regarding the matter to be decided, and must have no pecuniary or [proprietary] interest in the outcome;
• Those who may be adversely affected by a decision must be given prior notice of the case and a fair opportunity to prepare for and answer the case and present their own case;
• The decision must be based on sound argument and evidence; and
• Those affected must be given the reasons for the decision.
Professional experience placement
Component of nursing/midwifery education that allows students to put theoretical knowledge into practice within the consumer care environment. It includes, but is not limited to, the hospital setting, and may include general practice, remote and rural health clinics, and community care environments. It excludes simulation.
Professional experience placement record
Record/logbook/portfolio used as evidence for professional experience placement attendance and assessment.
A reference letter addressed to ANMAC providing employment details and information that relates to the applicant’s clinical skills and competencies.