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Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Salary Band - $93,773 – $103,383 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Various FTE available to suit your needs – Full or Part time
  • Secondments encouraged and considered
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills


Join our maternity team to make a real difference to the experience of new parents, their babies and their families and whānau.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

We are lucky here at the Southland Hospital Maternity Ward, not only do we get to care for fabulous women and their whanau from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside our kind, compassionate, and dedicated Midwives and other colleagues providing a safe and positive birthing experience.


We have an opportunity an experienced Registered Midwife who has strong clinical leadership skills become a Clinical Midwife Coordinator. You will be working closely with the Clinical Midwife Manager (CMM) to:

  • Assist in the establishment and promotion of clinical midwifery professional standards
  • Ensure effective day to day coordination across shifts and management within the area, working collaboratively with the CMM and the wider maternity team
  • Promote excellence in clinical practice and ensure provision of high quality midwifery care
  • You will have a supervisory role for Registered Nurses / Midwives, Enrolled Nurses, Maternity / Health Care Assistants and Students


Mōu ake | About you

This is a great opportunity to make the move to the next level in your career and utilise your clinical expertise and leadership skills. In order to succeed in this role you will need to:


  • You must be a Registered Midwife with a current Annual Practicing Certificate and a current portfolio. Ideally you will hold a QLP relevant to the role, however, you can also be working towards this.
  • Have proven clinical credibility in all aspects of midwifery care
  • Possess excellent communication, including techniques in conflict resolution, diffusion and mediation skills
  • Be a critical consumer of research and embrace evidenced based practice when carrying out any task or function


If you have the skills we are looking for and are looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the experience of women and their families at a time of great change, we would be delighted to hear from you!


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Mō mātou | About us

Here at Southland Hospital we value the care we offer mothers, babies and whanau/families in our maternity centre.  Our brand of care and compassion involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool headedness from our midwives who welcome our babies into the world.


Te Whatu Ora Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/MERAS Multi Employer Collective Agreement and falls between the Grade 3 Step 1 ($93,773 p.a) and Step 3 ($103,383 p.a) pro rata. 


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: 02 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information around the recruitment process please contact Ashleigh Murphy,

For further information regarding the clinical aspects of the role please contact Sarah Stokes,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid 19 vaccination*


*New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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