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Postnatal Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Postnatal Clinical Midwife Coordinator

Maternity Ward, Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band - $115,164  -$122,660 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Fixed term opportunity until August 2025 – flexible FTE available to suit your needs
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership skills
  • Secondments encouraged and considered


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.


See position description.


As the Postnatal Clinical Midwife Coordinator, you will work with the Clinical Midwife Manager (CMM) to:

  • Assist in the establishment and promotion of clinical midwifery professional standards in the postnatal ward
  • Promote excellence in clinical practice and ensure provision of high-quality midwifery care
  • Ensure effective day to day coordination across shifts and management within the area, working collaboratively with the CMM and the wider maternity team
  • Promote excellence in clinical practice and ensure provision of high-quality midwifery care
  • Support and provide leadership for Registered Nurses and Midwives, Enrolled Nurses, Maternity/Health Care Assistants, Students.


Please note, you will need to be available for shift work for this position.


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 proven clinical credibility in all aspects of midwifery care 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.
  • A collaborative team approach with excellent group facilitation skills
  • 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 relevant post-graduate qualification or be willing to work towards one


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

We consider ourselves to be very fortunate here at the Queen Mary Maternity Unit. Not only do we get to care for fabulous pregnant people and whanau from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside kind, compassionate, dedicated midwives and other health professionals to provide a safe and positive birthing experience. 

Each year we birth around 1,800 babies and work closely with the midwifery and medical schools to give the kind of care our patients deserve.


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 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 ($115,164 p.a) and Step 2 ($122,660 p.a prorata) of the Designated Senior Midwifery Salary Scale – Grade 3.


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

For further information regarding the clinical aspects of the role please contact Adele McBride,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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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