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Position Title: Midwifery Coordinator – MCWCP
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.5 FTE - 20 hours
Date Posted: 04/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 20/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063923
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Midwifery Coordinator – Maternal Child Wellbeing & Child Protection (MCWCP)

Dunedin and Invercargill


  • Permanent part time (20 hours) opportunity.
  • Opportunities in Dunedin and Invercargill
  • Play a key role in delivering safe outcomes for women, babies and whanau.


Are you looking for a new challenge?  Southern District Health Board has an exciting new opportunity for you to make your mark.  We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced midwife to coordinate our MCWCP service.


About the Service

Reporting to the Charge Midwife Manager, you will work alongside the Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) team, MCWCP multi-disciplinary team and midwifery leadership. You will help us continue on our improvement journey and bring your own vision and passion for creating a safe and dependable service supporting the women and whanau in our care.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

This role will facilitate the coordination, integration and growth of the MCWCP service in either Otago or Southland. You will build relationships with key stakeholders to ensure a streamlined journey for our patients and serve as a key point of contact for any agency or referrer for the MCWCP service. You will have a passion for elevating the visibility of the service by educating and supporting staff and access holders around VIP and maternal wellbeing as well as liaising with other MCWCP and VIP coordinators across the country to actively engage in new initiatives.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity if you are interested in expanding your current skill set and have real motivation for change.


About You

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • Current registration with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and a current APC, with the right to work in New Zealand
  • 5+ years of clinical experience, preferably with pregnant women with complex needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Non-judgmental attitude and a high level of professionalism
  • The ability to be innovative, flexible and solution focused
  • Clean, current and full driver’s licence


About 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.


Please use your covering letter to specify which location you are applying for.

Closing Date: Sunday 20th September 2020


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) 470 9357 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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