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Position Title: Registered Midwives – Maternity Ward (various hours available)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Various
Date Posted: 03/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 05/01/2021 11PM
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Registered Midwives – Maternity Ward
Southland Hospital

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About the Team
Here at Southland Hospital we place the care we offer mothers, babies and families in our Maternity Unit extremely highly. Our brand of care and compassion involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool-headedness and our team pride themselves in working as a cohesive unit in delivering the absolute best they can in sometimes challenging circumstances for the parents in our region. 


About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
We birth around 1200 babies every year and we work very c
losely together with the LMCs to ensure that both mother and baby get the level and type of care that they deserve.  We have a women-centered approach to our care and you will be making a real difference to the patient experience. This role would suit a 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.


About You
We are looking for experienced Midwives with a commitment to quality care and who embody the Southern DHB values: Kind, Open, Positive and with a sense of Community. 

We have a few opportunities right now and coming up so if you are a Registered Midwife and you think you’d like to join a team where integrity, honesty and a great sense of humour count we look forward to hearing from you.  

For all roles you will need to be a NZ Registered Midwife with a current practicing certificate. 

You will be based on site at Southland Hospital where it takes 10-15 minutes to get anywhere in town and there’s plenty of free parking on site. If you want to be part of a large, diverse organisation committed to excellence but don’t want the big city headaches why not consider all that is on offer here and gain a better work life balance for you and your family.


About the Southern DHB

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. 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.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Tuesday 5 January 2021

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor –Women’s & Children’s Health Directorate. Phone: (03) 4709357 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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