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Registered Midwife

Registered Midwife

Southland Hospital

Salary Band - $82,642 to $108,008 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.


Find out more about midwifery at Health New Zealand I Te Whatu Ora Southern here - Midwifery I Southern Health I He hauora, he kuru pounamu!


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.


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, between Step 2 and Step 7, $82,642 to $108,008 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

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)

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