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Casual contractor - Johnsonville

Casual contractor - $650 per course run

It's exciting times at Plunket as we breathe life into a new vision and embark on a strategic journey over the next five years aimed at achieving generational change and really making a difference to the lives of New Zealand children, families and whanau. We believe that in the first 1000 days of a child's life, we can make the difference of a lifetime - is this you?

As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and well-being of children under the age of five, we have a trusted and respected brand but we are not about to rest on our laurels and become complacent. Plunket people are passionate about what they do and have a shared desire to make a difference. We’re embarking on an exciting transformation and you could help shape it.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Midwife with a passion for educating new parents to lead and deliver our Antenatal Classes for 2018 in Johnsonville.

Reporting to the Wellington North Community Support Coordinator you will be responsible for the following:

  • Alongside another midwife lead a seven week, four a year or three day, five times a year antenatal course

  • Use the Plunket Antenatal material as the foundation for your teaching

  • Facilitate guest speakers when needed

  • Provide a backup educator in advance in case of absence (to be agreed by Plunket)

The vision for the Johnsonville Antenatal classes is to offer parents an evidence-based course delivered through a midwifery lens. The courses have the added benefit of connecting families with Plunket services that they may need to engage with after they have their baby.

Demand for the classes is high and support is provided by Plunket volunteers who deliver course administration, attend each of the classes, provide baking, knitting for new parents and run post-natal coffee groups.

A Plunket Antenatal Educator will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A professional Midwifery qualification

  • Ideally at least three-four years recent experience practising Midwifery

  • Experience working with or alongside Plunket

  • Culturally sensitive and have a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi

  • A qualification or experience in adult education

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of group dynamics

  • Sensitivity and ability to interact with parents of many ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds

  • Supportive and non-judgemental attitude

  • A warm, outgoing personality

  • A passion for arming parents with the best information possible before embarking on their parenthood journey

For more information or to apply for this role please refer to www.plunket.org.nz/careers or contact victoria.gunn@plunket.org.nz Applications close Sunday, 17 December 2017 with the role beginning Saturday, 13 January 2018.


Registered Midwife Level 2, Canberra Hospital and Health Services

Midwifery Continuity Programs

Registered Midwife Level 2

Salary Range: $88,249 - $93,533 (PN: 32745, several)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the work area and position: The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a tertiary centre for the ACT and surrounding regional areas, providing specialised maternity care to all risk women and babies. The service provides two models of Midwifery Group Practice. The Canberra Midwifery Program (CMP) is a continuity midwifery model, providing maternity care for low risk women in the community planning to birth in the Birth Centre environment. The CMP currently offers publically funded homebirth to women meeting eligibility requirements. The Continuity at Canberra Hospital (CatCH) program provides continuity of midwifery care to all risk women. The advertised position is for case load midwives to provide continuity of midwifery care to 35 - 40 women per year, throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); eligible for membership of the Australian College of Midwives; current driver’s licence. Desirable: Completion of Midwifery Practice Review or equivalent. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check and comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Notes: There are several permanent full-time positions available within the two models.

Contact Officer: Christine Fowler (02) 6174 7684 chris.fowler@act.gov.au

For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au Req: 01A20

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Applications Close: 14 December 2017


Employed Case-loading LMC Midwives – Job-share

Seeking expressions of interest from midwives looking to work in a collaborative team environment, in a unique rural maternity unit in North Otago.

Caseloads are shared with midwifery colleagues, ensuring 24/7 cover with set days on and blocks of rostered days off call - enjoy the benefits of better work/life balance while providing LMC care.

A hospital car, fuel, pager, cell phone and essential midwifery kit are provided for your days at work along with access to clinic and birth rooms, equipment and support (midwives and enrolled nurses).

As part of the community rural hospital, access to emergency medical staff is also available onsite.

Casual, temporary (until April 2018) or permanent options are available.

For informal discussion of these positions, please contact:

Robert Gonzales, General Manager

Telephone: (03) 433 0290 Ext 9040

Email: robert.gonzales@southerndhb.govt.nz

Application forms and Job Description are available from:

Andrea Cairns

Admin Support Officer

Administration Department Oamaru Hospital

Telephone: (03) 433 0290 Ext 9042

Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz