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Position Title: Charge Midwife Manager
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1FTE
Date Posted: 26/10/2016
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 053095
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Charge Midwife Manager

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent, 1 FTE (40 hours per week)


Are you a Senior Midwife thinking about embarking on your latest challenge? The Southern DHB has just the opportunity for you.


Based in Invercargill, Southland hospital currently has a leadership vacancy in its 18 bed Maternity Unit, and we are looking for someone with the right mix of clinical skill and people leadership experience to fill it. This is a challenging and exciting role based in one of the most beautiful and untouched parts of Southern New Zealand – imagine being surrounded by national parks, native bush and of course our beautiful rugged coastline. You will also have at your fingertips an abundance of amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, fresh air to share and a sense of community many lament having lost.  Up the road we have Queenstown and Central Otago – summer and winter playgrounds for whatever happens to be your passion.   


At the Southern DHB we take a values based approach to holistic and contemporary care. Our values are Kind, Open, Positive and a sense of Community, and we are looking for candidates who not only embody these values, but are able to implement them across their department and team.


We are operating an 18 bed integrated unit handling approximately 1200 births per year whilst providing the full range of primary and secondary maternity services for the Southland and wider area of our DHB.  As the only secondary birthing unit in Southland, we offer inpatient and outpatient antenatal, delivery and postnatal services and a Lactation Consultancy Service. Owing to this, we need a leader who ensures that the service is responsive to the changing needs of our community, health system and to maintain our focus of the Southern DHB’s ‘right care, right time, in the right place’ model. We are committed to ensuring that our maternity unit takes the very best care of our women, their babies and whanau at this important time in their lives.


Enough about us though, here is what the role would require from you:



  • Strong leadership skills with a clear commitment to high quality care and development of the service
  • A natural ability to build and lead effective teams, including developing and mentoring others
  • Ability to think outside the square and to communicate effectively and influence within the role to promote best practice and standards of midwifery care in Southland


  • Demonstrated sound professional judgement
  • Relevant knowledge of patient safety, resource management including budgeting, equipment and staff management
  • Evidence of clinical quality, safety and best practice. 


It goes without saying that you will be a Senior Registered Midwife, with significant midwifery experience. You will need to have a current NZ APC, relevant post graduate qualifications and understanding of the New Zealand Midwifery model of care.


Closing Date: Open


For further information please contact Nicole Ross, Recruitment Advisor – Women’s, Children’s and Public Health Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9605 or

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