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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme Coordinator

Maternity Quality and Safety Programme Co-ordinator

Otago and Southland

  • Exciting and unique part-time position
  • District wide role


Here at the Southern DHB, we have our sights firmly set on the needs of our community - with a continuous goal to improve patient centred care, we are on the lookout for a midwife coordinator to inspire, support and embrace change within an environment of continuous transformation. That someone could be you!


We have an exciting opportunity for someone to help shape our service provision with a district wide focus as a Maternity Quality & Safety Programme Coordinator.


About the Role

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.


About You

To enable your success in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified midwife with a current APC
  • 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.
  • Embodies Southern DHB values of Manaakitanga, Pono, Whaiwhakaaro and Whanaungatanga.


About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Position Description


Closing Date:  Monday, 24 May 2021

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


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Women’s and Children’s Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9268 or Email: milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz


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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