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Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Senior Midwives Salary Scale, Grade 3, $106,810 - $114,087 p.a pro rata.


  • Permanent opportunity
  • FTE negotiable to suit your needs
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills


Mō te tūranga | About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Midwife with strong clinical leadership skills to join our Southland Hospital Maternity team as a Clinical Midwife Coordinator.


In this position you will work closely with the Midwife Manager 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 Midwives / Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Maternity / Health Care Assistants and Students


Mōu ake | About you

Alongside your clinical expertise, our ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator with a high level of integrity and  interpersonal skills. You will have confidence with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth.


Some of the skills we are looking for are:

  • It is essential that you are a Registered Midwife and hold a current annual practicing certificate.
  • 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
  • Proven ability building successful working relationships with those around you, the ability to work independently or within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Hold a relevant post-graduate qualification or be willing to work towards one. 


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  • Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Southern Midwifery support a very diverse maternity community spread across of the region, providing care to whanau in urban, rural and remote areas of Southern region. To achieve our maternity and broader population health goals we work in partnership with Iwi, primary care and community providers, rural trust hospitals and education and research partners across the district.


Here at Southland Hospital, we operate an 18-bed integrated unit handling approximately 1,200 births a year as part of a full range of primary and secondary maternity services. As the only secondary birthing unit in Southland, we offer inpatient and outpatient antenatal, delivery and postnatal services and a Lactation Consultancy Service. 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.


Find out more about midwifery at Te Whatu Ora Southern here Midwifery | Southern Health | He hauora, he kuru pounamu!


Now is a great time to relocate to family-friendly Southern if you are considering a move! The Southern district offers excellent amenities, first class early childhood through to tertiary education and the opportunity to have an outstanding work-life balance.  Whether it is surfing or skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. The stunning Catlins, Fiordland and Central Otago regions are within driving distance, offering beautiful scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities whatever your passion. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.



Utu whānui |Salary range

This role is covered by the terms and conditions of the expired DHBs / MERAS Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and the salary will be in accordance with the Midwifery Pay Equity Settlement Agreement, Senior Midwives Salary Scale, Grade 3, $106,810 - $114,087 p.a pro rata.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Open

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

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

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


For further information around the recruitment process please contact Hannah Friedrich, 

For further information regarding the clinical aspects of the role please contact Fiona Thompson,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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)

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