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Registered Midwife

Registered Midwife

Southland Hospital

Salary Band - $65,022 – 84,153 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Permanent midwife opportunity
  • Various FTE available to suit your needs – Full time, Part time, or Casual


Join our maternity team to make a real difference to the experience of new parents, their babies and their families and whānau.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Here at Southland Hospital we birth around 1200 babies every year and work very closely together with the LMC’s to ensure that both mother and baby get the level and type of care that they deserve. We are currently looking for experienced midwives who have an exceptional commitment to quality care and who enjoy being involved in a variety of tasks to ensure the very best care is provided at all times.


Mōu ake | About you

You will be using your valuable midwifery experience to provide exceptional care, support and guidance to our new mother and of course babies as they set out on together in their new journey. As a Registered Midwife you will have an interest in joining a team where integrity, honesty and a great sense of humour counts, we look forward to hearing from you if 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
  • Have previous experience in supporting mothers with breastfeeding
  • Be a Registered Midwife with a current APC for New Zealand, or be eligible to gain registration


We reward these qualities with opportunities for personal and professional development; providing an environment that enables our maternity team to support each other; and work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.


If you have the skills we are looking for and are looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the experience of women and their families at a time of great change, we would be delighted to hear from you!


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Mō mātou | About us

Here at Southland Hospital we value the care we offer mothers, babies and whanau/families in our maternity centre.  Our brand of care and compassion involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool headedness from our midwives who welcome our babies into the world.


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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/MERAS Multi Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Registered Midwife Step 2 ($65,0225 p.a) and Step 7 ($84,153 p.a) 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

For further information around the recruitment process please contact Ashleigh Murphy,

For further information regarding the clinical aspects of the role please contact Sarah Stokes,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


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)
  • Covid 19 vaccination*


*New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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