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Registered Midwife - Permanent

Registered Midwife

Central Otago Maternity Hospital


  • Permanent – part time 12, 24 or 36 hours per week (0.4-0.9FTE)


About Us

Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital are ceasing their contract to provide Primary Maternity Services in Central Otago, this has given Southern District Health Board the opportunity to continue to run this service.  The service will be renamed Central Otago Maternity Hospital and will remain at 26 Ventry Street in Alexandra. We look forward to  providing the same high standard of maternity care for women and their whānau in Central Otago that the Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital staff have provided for the past 23 years.


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.


About the role

Your role involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool headedness supporting maternity care, antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal.

We are looking for experienced midwives with a commitment to quality care, who embody the Southern DHB values, Kind, Open, Positive and a Sense of Community in all that they do.

We have permanent positions from 0.4FTE, 0.6FTE or 0.9FTE, 16, 24 or 36 hour per week roles available. The roster will cover Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, these 12 hour shifts will see you on site for 10 hours (0800 to 1800) and on call for the final two hours if no women are using the facility. Overnight shifts will be covered with an on-call roster and you will be required to come into the unit if needed.

If you have an interest in the role but seek a different FTE (Please note not less than 0.4FTE) we should talk, as we may have some flexibility in the FTE we can offer.


About you

You will be using your valuable midwifery experience to provide the very best possible care to our women and babies. As a Registered Midwife who has an interest in joining a team where integrity, honesty and a great sense of humour counts, it is essential you also:

  • Possess excellent assessment skills
  • Have a passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness
  • Be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills
  • previous experience in supporting mothers with breastfeeding
  • Be a Registered Midwife with a current APC for New Zealand


The Southern DHB rewards these qualities with opportunities for personal and professional development, providing an environment that enables the maternity team to support each other and work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.


Position Description


Closing Date:   Sunday 20 June 2021


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9268   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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