5 years midwifery experience13 years nursing experience
Sinead is a passionate RN/RM who recently finished her first contract in South Australia. She’s been travel around with her family and enjoying the flexibility that comes with her profession.
Read more about what she loves about travel midwifery.
1. You’ve recently finished your first contract in Crystal Brook, SA! How was your time in the facility there?
I worked in MGP at Crystal Brook and the team of midwives there were fantastic and very welcoming. The hospital staff who I met were all lovely and happy to show me around when I was in the hospital for a birth.
It was a great place to work. I loved being able to ride my bike to work, living out my “call the midwife” dreams.
2. What did you get up to in South Australia?
Crystal Brook was a great base for exploring the Yorke Penninsula and surrounds. We loved travelling down the coast, and we also loved finding all the silo and water tower art.
There was so much to explore in SA.
3. What made you decide to become an agency midwife?
Agency work is always something that has appealled to me and now that my children are a bit older, it seemed like the perfect time to travel Australia and picking up agency contracts along the way gives us the perfect work life balance.
4. What do you enjoy most about the travel midwife lifestyle?
I like the flexibility of travel midwifery; I can work when I want or need to, and this allows us to fund our travel and continue exploring Australia.
It has given me and my family the freedom to spend a long stint on the road that wouldn’t have been possible without travel contracts.
5. You’ve secured your second contract with us – what has been the highlight working with Affinity so far?
Affinity has made the transition to agency work very straight forward; the highlight has been able to secure contracts in the places we were hoping to visit. It has made the planning of our travels much easier.
6. We love the beautiful photos you took! Do you have a favourite shot? What’s the story behind it?
My favourite photo is one of the dolphins at Whyalla. We spent ages on the jetty looking for them and only see glimpses of them.
When we came back later in the evening, they were putting on a show close to where the boats come in. They were magical to watch.
7. What advice would you give other midwives who want to start travel midwifery?
My advice to other midwives would be to just start! The first step is always the hardest.
It’s a fantastic way to live and experience working in different healthcare systems.
As the largest agency provider in regional, rural and remote Australia, we have plenty of roles available for midwives.
If you’re ready to hit the road while achieving the perfect work-life balance, register with Affinity today!