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Registered Midwives - Southern Region

Registered Midwives

Southern Region (Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Central Otago)

Salary Band - $82,642 to $108,008 p.a. + Kiwisaver


  • Join us in supporting women and babies through their birthing experience
  • Permanent, fixed term and casual roles available
  • Part time or full time shifts
  • Register now for an immediate opportunity, or for the future


Is it time for a new journey? A change of scenery? Change in lifestyle? From picture-perfect natural backdrops, to adventure opportunities right on the doorstep, here in New Zealand, that dream work-life balance is our reality, and right now, you have the chance to make it yours.  


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Within the Core Midwifery environment no two days will be the same. With the choice to work at either a primary, secondary or tertiary maternity unit within a hospital, you will provide levels of care that are more complex and continuous across prenatal, delivery and postnatal care – helping women at each stage of their journey.


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. With roles available across both multiple regions you are guaranteed to find your perfect fit.


Mōu ake | About You


To be considered for this role you will need to:

  • Be a Registered Midwife with current annual practicing certificate for New Zealand (or working towards)
  • Have excellent communication and the ability to easily build rapport with people from all walks of life
  • Be passionate about midwifery and have a real desire to provide the best care possible

If you think you’d like working in a team where integrity, honesty and a great sense of humour count, we’d love to hear from you!


 Mō mātou | About us

Southern Midwifery support a very diverse maternity community spread across the region, providing care to whānau in urban, rural and remote areas of Southern region. To achieve our maternity and broader population goals we work in partnership with Iwi, primary care and community providers, rural trust hospitals and education and research partners across the district.


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.


You might choose to embrace the little big city of Dunedin, where you’re never far from the great outdoors, but can still enjoy a bit of the bustle, and a vibrant cultural scene. Or take the family further south to Invercargill, where you’ll enjoy a little more peace and quiet, and have hundreds of KMs of natural beauty right there in your backyard. Wherever you’re headed, we’ll make your move a great one, as you join a fun, close-knit work community with no shortage of friendly faces.


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.


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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