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Table 1 Employee qualification and skill requirements addressed in national job advertisements

From: How is organisational fit addressed in Australian entry level midwifery job advertisements

Employee qualification/skill Organisation type
N (%)
p-value c
Public healthcare (n = 91) Private healthcare (n = 48)
Midwife qualification 25 (27.5) 17 (35.4) .332
Nurse qualification 13 (14.3) 4 (8.3) .308
Additional qualification(s) 8 (8.8) 14 (29.2) .002
Registration with AHPRA 86 (94.5) 46 (95.8) 1.000 d
Dual registration a 31 (34.1) 8 (16.7) .030
Vehicle licence 20 (22.0) 5 (10.4) .092
Experience 60 (65.9) 36 (75.0) .272
Clinical skills 64 (70.3) 36 (75.0) .560
Group facilitations skills b 25 (27.5) 3 (6.3) .003
Embraces patient centred care 35 (38.5) 12 (25.0) .111
Embraces woman centred care 37 (40.7) 18 (37.5) .717
Research skills 24 (26.4) 3 (6.3) .004
Communication skills 65 (71.4) 33 (68.8) .742
Interpersonal skills 16 (17.6) 18 (37.5) .009
Teamwork skills 63 (69.2) 25 (52.1) .046
Autonomous 28 (30.8) 8 (16.7) .071
Time management skills 24 (26.4) 14 (29.2) .725
Leadership skills 37 (40.7) 10 (20.8) .019
Decision making skills 7 (7.7) 2 (4.2) .719 d
Problem solving skills 30 (33.0) 10 (20.8) .133
Delegation skills 9 (9.9) 2 (4.2) .330 d
Negotiation skills 32 (35.2) 4 (8.3) .001
Conflict resolution skills 33 (36.3) 4 (8.3) < 0.001
Computer skills 30 (33.0) 6 (12.5) .009
Knowledge of contemporary midwifery issues 26 (28.6) 2 (4.2) .001
Knowledge of contemporary nursing issues 21 (23.1) 1 (2.1) .001
Understanding of clinical governance/legislation 40 (44.0) 12 (25.0) .028
Commitment to quality improvement/risk management 40 (44.0) 15 (31.3) .145
Commitment to professional development 55 (60.4) 31 (64.6) .632
Cultural awareness 15 (16.5) 4 (8.3) .184
Shift flexibility 53 (58.2) 29 (60.4) .804
  1. a Dual registration as a nurse and midwife, b includes group education skills, c Chi-square test, d Fischer exact test, statistically significant (p < 0.05)