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Senior Lead Registered Midwife

Senior Lead Registered Midwife

Central Otago Maternity Hospital


Permanent – 24 hours per week (0.6FTE)


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 working with the staff to provide 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 an experienced midwife with a commitment to quality care, who embodies the Southern DHB values, Kind, Open, Positive and a Sense of Community in all that they do. This is a Senior Lead Midwifery role, this position is a permanent 0.6FTE, 24 hour per week role to be worked Monday to Friday 8 hour shifts.

The role will see you leading the team, ensuring they are supported and the facilities are run smoothly. You will be responsible for overseeing the procurement for consumables, rostering of staff and ensuring cover of shifts, and undertaking annual personnel appraisals.  


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:

  • Be an exceptional listener, a kind and inspirational leader with strong communication skills
  • A reputable midwife with excellent assessment skills
  • Have a passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness
  • 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.


If this position is of interest to you, please email the Recruitment advisor, Milair Ryalls for a copy on Milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz


We will be visiting Alexandra on Monday 14th June and will be available for drop in/information sessions from 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at the Church Lounge, next to the Community House. We can answer your questions about the change to Southern DHB and assist you in making an application if you wish to wait until then to apply. Otherwise please click on the Apply Now button on this page and make your application. Please note applications will be closing on Thursday, 17 June 2021. If you attend these sessions and have not made an application please ensure you bring with you identification, which should include passport and drivers licence (and proof of any name changes)


In order to be considered for this role you need to need to complete and attach the Occupational Health form and Police Check form with a passport and drivers licence (and proof of any name changes) as below.


Police Vetting Form

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

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Closing Date:   Thursday, 17 June 2021



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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