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Midwifery Educator

Midwifery Educator

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – $108,785 - $120,199 p.a. pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Permanent, part-time (0.8FTE, 32 hours per week) position


Mō te tūranga | About the role


In this role you will work across the organization or within a clinical area, acting in the role of educator, consultant, researcher, leader & change agent in the pursuit of excellence and improved health outcomes.


Education is central to the Midwife Educator role, some key areas of focus for this role are (but are not limited to):

  • Promoting excellence in midwifery / nursing practice within an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Promoting the enhancement of clinical practice and the development of knowledge and skills for Midwifery / Nursing staff.
  • Promoting and utilising research and evidence-based midwifery / nursing practice
  • In collaboration with the New Graduate Programmes, provide support, education and resources to the new graduates to ensure programme requirements are achieved.
  • Works alongside Clinical Midwifery Coaches and new staff.
  • Supporting professional development for midwives and nurses (QLP & PDRP).
  • Work collaboratively with midwives, nurses, medical colleagues as well as other educators within the wider PDU team to provide practice and professional development opportunities that enhance service delivery, quality and safety alongside improved patient outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge of educational methodology.
  • Stiving for equity for our populations who suffer poor health outcomes and providing training and resources on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Creating a culture of respect, empathy and belonging.


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Mōu ake | About you


Alongside your clinical expertise, our ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills and have a high level of interpersonal skills. You will have professional credibility in the maternity setting with the confidence and passion for supporting and developing our maternity team.


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.
  • Previous experience working either within the clinical area or relevant midwifery / nursing role.
  • Experience and credibility with the health care team as a professional resource in speciality/practice area.
  • Hold or be working towards a relevant post-graduate qualification is desirable.
  • An understanding of how to engage with a workforce who is under pressure.
  • Previous experience within an education role is desirable.


Painga | Benefits

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


Mō mātou | About us

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.


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 expired DHBs/MERAS Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (1 February 2021 – 30 April 2023), and the salary will be in accordance with the Midwifery Pay Equity Settlement Agreement, Senior Midwives Salary Scale, Grade 4, Step 1 ($108,785) and Step 3, ($120,199) per annum, 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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