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Clinical Midwife Manager

Clinical Midwife Manager

Maternity Unit, Southland Hospital


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Permanent, fulltime (1 FTE, 40 hours per week) position


Mō te tūranga | About the role


Join our maternity team at Health New Zealand I Te Whatu Ora, Southern at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of providing a safe and positive childbearing experience to all expectant pregnant people in our region.


As the Clinical Midwife Manager you will work collaboratively with the Midwife Manager in the operational management of our maternity unit and the promotion of clinical midwifery professional standards.


Some key deliverables include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical leadership to our dedicated team
  • Coordinate the day-to-day functioning of the unit.
  • Managing staff and patient flows across the unit
  • Staff rostering
  • Ensuring discharge planning processes are timely and robust
  • Quality initiatives to deliver safe, patient focused care


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Mōu ake | About you


Alongside your proven clinical leadership skills, our ideal candidate will also bring extensive midwifery experience and be an excellent communicator.


Some of the skills we are looking for are:

  • It is essential that you are a NZ Registered Midwife and hold a current annual practicing certificate.
  • Possess the ability to think outside the square, communicate effectively and promote best practice and standards of midwifery care
  • Demonstrate sound professional judgement
  • Innovation and vision to enhance clinical care
  • Confidence to build successful working relationships with those around you, the ability to work independently or within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • 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
  • Hold a current portfolio (QLP) and qualification (minimum PG cert) in a relevant field


Painga | Benefits


  • Free on-site parking
  • Continuous support for career development
  • A short commute supporting excellent work-life balance
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts


Find out more about our variety of benefits and discounts here Benefits of joining us | Southern Health | He hauora, he kuru pounamu


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 Health New Zealand I 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 falls under the terms and conditions of the MERAS Midwives Collective Agreement (1 February 2024 – 30 April 2025), and falls between the step 1 ($117,199 p.a prorata) and Step 3 ($120,199 p.a prorata) of the Designated Senior Midwife Salary Scale - Grade 4.


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


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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