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Table 3 Employer traits addressed in national midwifery job advertisements

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

Employer trait Organisation type
N (%)
p-value a
Public healthcare (n = 91) Private healthcare (n = 48)
Organisational priorities discussed 71 (78.0) 32 (66.7) .146
Organisational structure discussed 39 (42.9) 0 (0.0) <.001
Job role outlined 80 (87.9) 43 (89.6) .769
Details of health services provided within organisation 72 (79.1) 41 (85.4) .365
Details of facilities and resources available within organisation 29 (31.9) 20 (41.7) .250
Candidate referred to as Midwife only 44 (48.4) 35 (72.9) .005
Woman-centred approach 37 (40.7) 18 (37.5) .717
Commitment to professional development 39 (42.9) 21 (43.8) .920
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply 16 (17.6) 8 (16.7) .892
Welcoming/supportive environment 26 (28.6) 17 (35.4) .406
Challenging environment 3 (3.3) 4 (8.3) .197
Employee assistance program 12 (13.2) 20 (41.7) <.001
Orientation provided 0 (0.0) 8 (16.7) <.001 b
Relocation support 0 (0.0) 2 (4.2) 0.118 b
Benefits 39 (42.9) 35 (72.9) .001
Reporting role identified 36 (39.6) 11 (22.9) .049
Role employee reports to    .487
 Nurse only 20 (22.0) 7 (14.6)  
 Midwife only 3 (3.3) 2 (4.2)  
 Nurse Midwife 10 (11.0) 1 (2.1)  
 Other 3 (3.3) 1 (2.1)  
 Not reported 55 (60.4) 37 (77.1)  
  1. a Chi-square square, b Fischer’s exact test, statistically significant (p < 0.05)