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Midwife Coordinator - Smokefree Pregnancies 0.7 FTE Child, Women and Family, North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals

Midwife Co-ordinator

Smokefree Pregnancies (0.7FTE) Fixed-term

North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals

Waitemata DHB maternity service has a focus of ensuring families have access to the services available to support a smokefree pregnancy, birth and newborn. We currently have a vacancy at the DHB for a Midwife Co-ordinator – Smokefree Pregnancies.

We are looking for a midwife with a passion for health promotion and innovative engagement skills, to work with Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs), GP practises and support services to increase the number of pregnant women to quit smoking and remain smokefree after birth. The role is to provide leadership and training in how to have healthy conversations about smoking that leads a woman to accept help to quit.

You will need for following:

  • Experienced midwife with at least 5 years experience

  • Current Midwifery APC in New Zealand

  • Current NZ driving licence

  • You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft computer programmes especially Word and Excel, and have good report writing skills.

For more information on this position please contact: Sue Fitzgerald on 021 497 853.

To view the position description, please click here.

If you require assistance with your online application, please email Nathan Ellitts at Nathan.Ellitts@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Closing Date: 21 August 2018

Job Number: NOR03463


Registered Midwife

  • Dual Qualified Nurses/Midwives are welcome to apply

  • Care for women throughout their pregnancy, labour and post-natal period

  • Beautiful regional community with affordable real estate

As a midwife you will care for women throughout their pregnancy journey providing pre-natal and post-natal care up to a six week period, as well assist them through the birth. Working as a team of three you will be required to work on a rotating roster ensuring that you utilise all of your skills and confidence in midwifery.

You will be working with women and their families to provide excellent, contemporary, woman centred care. You have excellent communication skills with a strong focus on patient care. You have exceptional work ethic, time management skills and the ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Opportunities are currently available in Gunnedah and Glen Innes:

Glen Innes is a thirty six bed hospital is an acute facility providing care in obstetrics and surgery, alongside a dedicated community health team and supportive doctors who are all keen and passionate about sharing and broadening their skills. Your continuing education and expansion of skills is the focus of a dedicated Clinical Midwife Educator and Clinical Nurse Educator who will work with you to ensure you are growing as a practitioner and gaining skills along the way. Located on the intersection between the New England Highway and the Gwydir Highway and has a population of over five thousand. Home of the Australian Standing Stones and the World Heritage Washpool National Park Glen Innes has something for everyone.

Gunnedah features a newly refurbished maternity unit focuses on the comfort of mothers during labour with approximately 160 births each year in a GP Obstetrician led model of care for low risk births less than 37 weeks. Located in the fertile Liverpool Plains the town is well known for being the home of AgQuip - Australia’s leading agriculture show. The population of eight thousand has two pre-schools, four primary schools, two secondary schools and a school for children with special intellectual and physical needs.

For further information please contact:

Glen Innes – Cathryn Jones, Health Service Manager - 02 6739 0175

Gunnedah – Therese Mills, Nurse Unit Manager - 02 6741 8035

Glen Innes – Apply online: https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/hnelhd/jobs/registered-midwife-16958

Gunnedah – Apply online: https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/hnelhd/jobs/registered-midwife-16960


REGISTERED NURSE/MIDWIFE

REGISTERED NURSE/MIDWIFE

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, COMMUNITY CLINIC 0.5FTE

The Community Clinic is looking for an experienced nurse/midwife (preferably both registrations) to join its small staff in providing sexual and reproductive health care in a community setting as a 0.5 FTE appointment.

The position has been created to secure the depth of skill sets necessary to provide ongoing comprehensive levels of sexual and reproductive health care in a nurse/midwife led clinic into the foreseeable future.

The successful applicant will be required to upskill in contraception, immunisation, cervical screening, and to begin training in Narrative Therapy, a postgraduate counselling programme run through the University of Waikato.

The successful applicant must be prepared to work with transgender patients, women experiencing first trimester loss and women seeking termination of pregnancy.

The hours of work are 40 hours per fortnight.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Chris Hannah - Clinical Manager 06 868 9005.

Closing date: 12 August 2018

To review the position description, click here


MIDWIVES International locations

MIDWIVES International locations

Interested in a unique professional and personal challenge?

At any one time, around 2,500 international personnel contribute to a global team of over 35,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff who provide emergency medical care in more than 70 countries. Australian and New Zealand professionals fill more than 200 field positions annually.

Médecins Sans Frontières’ approach to maternal healthcare focuses on the perinatal period which includes care pre-delivery, during delivery and one week after birth. Midwives are a core part of our maternal and child health teams, facilitating safe delivery care for women and their newborns in various settings as well as providing antenatal and postnatal care when necessary.

Working as a midwife for Médecins Sans Frontières, your ability to deal with women at risk and to respond to emergency situations will be utilised on a regular basis. Your experience in both complicated and normal deliveries will be essential.

As part of Médecins Sans Frontières commitment to reducing mortality, morbidity and suffering, your role may vary from setting up a maternal and child health department in a small rural clinic, to establishing a program to respond to sexual violence within a refugee population, to treating patients in an urban hospital. Your role will also include ensuring access to safe abortion care.

Community outreach forms an integral part of our maternity programs. Understanding how Traditional Birth Attendants work and building effective relationships with them is important for the development and acceptance of our programs within the communities they support.

We are looking for Midwives who can commit to an assignment of at least six months. Your skills and experience will include:

• At least two years of experience as a midwife

• Experience in antenatal and postnatal care as well as delivery and newborn care

• Demonstrated experience managing high-risk pregnancies and complicated deliveries

• Experience in family planning and general women’s healthcare

• Willingness to provide care in line with Médecins Sans Frontières policy and protocols in relation to women's health

Recruitment is open year-round. Working to deliver medical aid overseas requires a serious commitment. We are looking for people who have taken their time to consider what it might be like and are prepared for a significant challenge. Please ensure you carefully consider all of the criteria and information available on the website before applying.

More resources are available on our website, along with information about how to apply and the essential criteria. You can also register for recruitment updates and find information about upcoming information evenings and webinars. It is advisable to attend or view at least one webinar and/or attend an information evening before submitting your application.

To apply:

Read about working for Médecins Sans Frontières and check that you meet the specific role requirements here

Register for recruitment updates here


Registered Midwives - Auckland South, Counties Manukau Health (CM Health)

Looking for a Midwifery role that will expand your clinical practice skills??

Counties Manukau Health is one of the most diverse health care providers in Australasia. Our Women’s Health Service provides care to over 7200 births per year and has a strong midwifery focus. We offer primary, secondary and tertiary services across the South Auckland area, within a variety of hospital (Middlemore) and community based facilities.

We currently have opportunities for Midwives to join our dynamic and professional in the follow areas:

  • Assessment, Labour and Birthing Unit

  • Maternity Ward (High Risk Antenatal and Postnatal)

  • Community Midwifery

  • Or a combination of the above!

We have part time, full time or fixed term options for experienced, new graduate or returned to practice candidates.

Registration with the NZ Midwifery Council with a current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential. For more information on how to obtain registration, visit the Midwifery Council website on www.midwiferycouncil.health.nz

If you are interested in a career that offers a lot of flexibility, support, development & excellent learning opportunities then talk to us about your needs and see where we can help you!

For more information, please contact Amy Varcoe in the Recruitment Centre on 09 259 3640

To view a copy of the JD click here

Job Number - CMH0102


Registered Midwife (Full/Part-time & fixed-term positions available)

Maternity North

North Shore Hospital, Waitemata DHB

Auckland, New Zealand

We are inviting experienced Registered Midwives to express their interest in joining the Maternity North team at Waitemata DHB. We are the leading secondary-care provider in Auckland. If you are a passionate Registered Midwife looking for a change and would like learn more about working in North Shore Auckland, New Zealand, then please read on.

Our team deals with a variety of interesting cases and strives to promote a normal birthing experience for women with high risk situations and provides primary maternity and secondary obstetric services to the population of North Shore, Whangaparoa and Hibiscus Coast. Last year we had nearly 4000 births!

With a variety of positions available, we have a lot to offer you:

  • Planned shifts, you will know when you will be working in advance with uninterrupted time off
  • A positive team environment with a supportive social network
  • Opportunity to contribute to our quality improvement research through feedback
  • Midwife Educator to provide support and ensure that you are able to keep your registration and practice above the national guideline standards

To view the benefits that WDHB offers employees, please click here

Did you know? At the Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards our Maternity Department has won the Excellence in Clinical Care Award two years in a row.

For a friendly and informal discussion about working at North Shore Hospital please contact, Sam Davenport - Midwife Manager, North Shore Hospital on +64 9 839 0000 ext. 3837 sam.davenport@waitematadhb.govt.nz

If you need assistance with your online application, please email Nathan Ellitts, Recruitment Consultant, on Nathan.Ellitts@waitematadhb.govt.nz or phone +64 9 442 7249

To view a copy of the position description, please click here

To be considered for upcoming positions then please apply directly online.

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Job Number: NOR02851

Closing Date: OPEN


Enthusiastic Midwife - Taihape Health Limited

Taihape Health Limited (THL) is looking for an enthusiastic midwife, with an interest in experiencing rural midwifery. The position, commencing in January 2019, is full time, rostered and rotating with two other midwives.

If you enjoy a rural lifestyle then join us in the beautiful Upper Rangitikei. Central to everywhere and surrounded by bush, magnificent rivers and majestic mountains it is the ideal place to combine lifestyle and work.

You would be working in a well supported team with regular days off. There is plenty of variety, challenges and rewards.

THL has a caseload of between 80-90 women per year. Women have the option of birthing in our cozy post-natal unit or having a home birth. We are BFHI accredited and enjoy high breastfeeding rates.

All midwives have funded access to an excellent midwifery education programme.

We welcome your enquiries. Please contact Gemma Kennedy, Clinical Services Manager, Taihape Health Limited. Telephone 06 9010150 or email gemma.kennedy@thl.org.nz

When you are ready to apply please supply your CV and a covering letter to Gemma Kennedy, PO Box 123, Taihape or email as above.


Oamaru Maternity is recruiting!

Are you passionate about supporting physiological birth in a well supported primary setting?

Come and join our wonderful friendly team!

We are seeking ‘Know Your Midwife’ case-loading midwives to provide continuity of care to Oamaru women and their whanau/families.

Our midwives will have capped caseloads and a MERAS MECA salary and with MERAS safe staffing levels for rural midwives. Full and part time positions no less than 0.5FTE are available. New graduate midwives are also welcome to apply.

Oamaru Maternity Centre is a rural midwifery led primary birthing unit with 2 birthing rooms, a birthing pool and 3 postnatal rooms. We also have 2 antenatal clinic rooms. Our midwives are supported by experienced Enrolled Nurses.

We currently have a 30% primary birthing unit rate at Oamaru Maternity and approximately 10% homebirth, both with excellent outcomes. We would love to increase this for our local community women. We provide midwifery care to around 240 women per year.

All kit is provided, e.g. car, petrol , pager , phone and midwifery gear. When necessary we transfer to Queen Mary in Dunedin for secondary care where we hand over to core staff and return to Oamaru with the ambulance. There is a monthly obstetric clinic in Oamaru with a consultant from Dunedin.

Oamaru is a great place to live with affordable housing, good schools, a sunny climate and an exciting Victorian Heritage scene. Oamaru is also known as Steampunk Central. Call 03 4330269 for more information or contact Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz