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Core Midwife - Blenheim

• Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

• Permanent part-time to full-time position (0.5FTE - 1.0FTE)

We invite applications from experienced midwives to join our core Midwifery team at Wairau Hospital. We are an enthusiastic, friendly, team with a commitment to providing childbearing women with optimal health care through women-centred and appropriate clinical assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and education. We have approximately 500 births each year.

We welcome applications from current NZ registered midwives with passion, experience, commitment and proficiency in clinical midwifery practice, along with the ability to role model and to be part of a team. We offer a supportive team environment along with excellent educational opportunities.

This is a permanent part-time to full-time position 40 - 80 hours per fortnight (0.5FTE to 1.0FTE) as negotiated. It would be helpful if you could indicate your preferred FTE in your covering letter.

Applications are only accepted online, so to apply or to view the position description please go to our careers website

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This will include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Closing date: Thursday, 15 March 2018.

Ref: W18/033.

Online application, CV and cover letter are required before your application can be processed.

Enquiries can be made to Human Resources Nelson telephone: 03 546 1274 or email

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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:

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Experienced Midwife

Are you an experienced Midwife keen to join an outstanding team of committed rural Midwives and health care professionals?

Then we want to hear from you!

Due to staff changes, an opportunity has arisen for a fantastic Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife) to join our midwifery team. We are keen to hear from experience midwives interested in working in a challenging and rewarding rural setting. This position is permanent full time with 2 midwives on each 24 hours working with rostered days off and commences in April.

Tararua Health Group provides a 3 bedded maternity unit within the Dannevirke Community Hospital, caring for women, providing continuity of care for; antenatal, labour and birth. Ideally you'll be a team player with a sense of humour, energy, a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for clinical excellence.

Full orientation will be provided.

We are looking for:

  • An experienced midwife seeking a move to a rural environment

  • Flexibility around working hours

  • Current Practicing Certificate

If you reside out of the Tararua area, you may be eligible to apply for a rural grant from MMPO to relocate.

Please contact:

Parrish Peeti at the Tararua Health Group

PO Box 275

Dannevirke 4942

Phone (06) 374 5691


Midwife Leader

Midwife Leader

Women, Child and Family Service

Covering Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight)

We are excited by the opportunity to attract a midwife who is hungry for the challenge of a key leadership role. This is a service management role which also provides professional advice for midwifery strategy and practice issues to the Executive of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

This role is positioned within the Women, Child and Family Service and works in partnership with the Business Leader and the Director of Nursing. Through your leadership of the Clinical Midwife Managers you will have operational accountability for the Maternity units at Tauranga and Whakatane as well as the Special Care Baby Units.

You will know that the Bay of Plenty has an enviable lifestyle reflected by our growing population. To be successful you must be an experienced midwife with operational management and leadership experience. If you have empathy and understanding, a positive attitude, can build great teams and want to know more give Julie Robinson a call. We are selective though – only call if you share our values.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board values: Compassion - All-one-Team - Responsive - Excellence

This is classified as a children’s worker role, therefore subject to the safety check requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

Please click here to view position description

Applications close 11 March, and must be made online

Registered Midwives

Registered Midwives - Birthing & Assessment, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board - CMH01081

A wealth of midwifery skills and experience is offered at Middlemore Hospital, Birthing and Assessment unit.

Counties Manukau Health is the largest provider of maternity care in New Zealand. The Counties Manukau region, in Auckland has a diverse population of many cultures. With one of the highest birth rates in the country, an average of 19 births a day and up to 7200 per year, 6500 in birthing and Assessment. Midwifery work is both interesting and challenging and you’ll receive a wealth of hands-on birthing experience!

We are looking for midwives to join the team.

Your duties will involve caring for women both primary and secondary care. There is also be the opportunity to work on the Maternity Floor with antenatal and postnatal women, to keep up a full scope of practice.

We offer:

  • A variety of shift work – work to suit your lifestyle!

  • Working within a multidisciplinary team

  • Full orientation and extra educational support

*A relocation allowance for anyone wanting to relocate to Auckland (conditions apply)


For more information please contact Amy Varcoe in the Recruitment Centre on (09) 259 3640 or email at

Job number: CMH01081

At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.