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Registered Midwife

Registered Midwife

Central Otago Maternity Unit, Alexandra

Salary Band - $76,235 to $100,862 p.a. pro rata + KiwiSaver


  • Permanent midwife opportunity
  • Various FTE available to suit your needs - Full time or Part time, please indicate your FTE preference in your application.
  • Work 12 hours shifts joining our 24/7 roster


An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to take the next step in your career.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool headedness. Within the Core Midwifery environment no two days will be the same, and you’ll be involved with a range of midwifery practice. You will be Supporting Lead Maternity Carers/Caseloading Midwives accessing our rural maternity unit who provide inpatient labour and birth.  You will assist with antenatal assessments, labour/birth cares and caring for birthing people and their whānau in a postnatal environment. We have a women and whānau centered approach to our care and you will be making a real difference to the patient experience. Additional opportunities can exist for the right candidate to support our virtual antenatal telehealth clinics and Caseloading Midwifery services.


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Mōu ake | About you

This core midwife role would suit a Registered Midwife who is team-focused and who enjoys getting involved in a variety of tasks to ensure the very best care is provided at all times.


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Possess excellent assessment skills
  • Have a passion and focus for working with whānau
  • Enjoy providing postnatal care 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


Painga | Benefits

  • Family-friendly community
  • Continuous support for career development
  • 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 Central Otago Maternity Unit. Not only do we get to care for fabulous birthing people, whānau and pēpi from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside a small but dedicated team of kind, compassionate, dedicated midwives and other health professionals to provide a safe and positive pregnancy, birthing and postnatal birthing journey. 


Each year we birth around 70 babies and provide postnatal inpatient care to a further 200+ families, working closely with our LMC colleagues to give the kind of care our rural community deserves.


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 is covered by the terms and conditions of the expired DHBs / MERAS Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and the salary will be in accordance with the Midwifery Pay Equity Settlement Agreement, Registered (Core) Midwives Salary Scale, between Step 2 and Step 7, $76,235 to $100,862 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

For further information around the recruitment process please contact Hannah Friedrich, Recruitment Advisor


All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces

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