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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Coordinator

Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Coordinator

Otago and Southland


  • District-wide opportunity
  • Permanent and fixed term opportunities available
  • Hours of work – Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm


Mō te tūranga | About the role

We have some exciting opportunities available to help shape our service provision with a district wide focus as a Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Coordinator.


The positions available are:

Permanent, full time or part-time FTE negotiable to suit your needs

Fixed term, part-time (0.7FTE) opportunity until 28 June 2024


Reporting to the Director of Midwifery, this role will see you interfacing with Maternity teams across the district to monitor and improve the provision of safe, high quality maternity care to Southern families. The key purpose of this role is to lead the maternity clinical quality and safety programme and ensure meaningful liaison with stakeholder groups.


This is a District role, so will require travel across the District regularly, you can be based in either Invercargill or Dunedin.


Mōu ake | About you

To enable your success in this role you will also:

  • Be a Registered Midwife and hold a current NZ annual practicing certificate.
  • Be experienced with Project Management; Quality Improvement Systems; Audit; Research
  • Have good understanding of and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and the importance of reducing inequalities in health outcomes
  • Be a respected professional with ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with LMCs, primary, secondary and tertiary maternity providers and maternity stakeholder groups in both community and hospital settings.
  • 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.


You will also require a full, clean driver’s licence to be able to successfully carry out this role as travel will be required across the region on a regular basis.


Apply now and please let us know in your covering letter if you are applying for the permanent, fixed term or are open to both opportunities!


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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).


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 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.


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 4, $108,785 - $120,199 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 please contact Hannah Friedrich, Recruitment Advisor, 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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