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New Graduate Midwife - Southland

New Graduate Midwife

Maternity Service, Southland Hospital

Salary $82,642 per annum pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Launch your career with our sought after new graduate programme
  • Full support from clinical coaches to complete your Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our programme is designed to facilitate the smooth transition from student to practising midwife.


We aim to assist you in further developing your clinical practice and critical thinking skills with a programme and environment that supports your individual needs including providing a nominated preceptor to support your entry into the profession.


Our programme is a comprehensive 54 week program, 32 hours (0.8FTE) per week with the flexibility of 0.6FTE being considered.


As a new graduate in your Midwifery First Year of Practice, you will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Antenatal care
  • Labour and birth: Provide primary / secondary / tertiary labour care plus theatre and post anaesthetic care.
  • Postnatal care, spend valuable time with Lactation Consultant and Special Care Baby Unit as option


Our supportive teams nurture new graduates, we provide a comprehensive orientation and work closely with Otago University and Te Pūkenga - education in our clinical areas is further enabled by our Midwifery Educators, Clinical Coaches and Clinical Midwife Managers.


Successful applicants will begin their role anytime from January 2024.


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Graduated the Midwifery BA in 2022 or 2023
  • Motivation to constantly develop your skills
  • Communication skills and ability to build a strong rapport with women and their whanau
  • The ability to work in a team
  • A positive attitude and caring approach


As a new graduate midwife, we know you are the future of our maternity care for whānau, thank you for considering joining our maternity team - we are keen to support you to experience the joy and challenges of your first year of midwifery practice.


Mō mātou | About us

We are a Breastfeednig Friendly Certified Hospital and are committed to a welcoming, inclusive, culturally safe environment for all.


At Southland Hospital, we birth around 1,200 babies every year and offer primary birthing facilities as well as being a secondary and tertiary level obstetric service provider for the Southland region.


Health New Zealand I 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 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 surging 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 and Southland - The New Zealand We All Dream Of! for what the region and we can offer you and your whānau.


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Utu whānui | Salary range

This role falls under the terms and conditions of the MERAS Midwives Collective Agreement (1 February 2024 – 30 April 2025), Registered (Core) Midwives Salary Scale, Step 2 ($82,642) 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 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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