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Associate Director of Midwifery – Māori Health and Equity, Maternity Services Management

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  • Outstanding professional and personal development opportunities
  • Loyal and committed workforce, proving excellent care to our patients and their whānau
  • Full-time, permanent position

Auckland District Health Board plays a unique national and regional role as a centre of excellence providing health and wellbeing services in our district as well as offering 19 national specialist healthcare services to all of New Zealanders.

It is essential that our workforce engages effectively with our culturally diverse community, so we offer developmental opportunities to help you identify resources, build knowledge, and link with networks related to improving health equity. We also have excellent investment in staff education and development and a strong research culture across our services.

We are looking for an innovative, collaborative, energetic, Māori Midwife leader who is a highly experienced clinical midwife expert with a minimum of 8 years hands-on clinical experience, ideally in a variety of contexts; is committed to the continuity of midwifery model of care, to ensuring cultural competency in midwifery care and to creating services to achieve equity for all Wāhine and Pēpē birthing in the Auckland DHB region.

You will join our Midwifery and Women’s Health leadership teams at Auckland District Health Board in the newly developed role of Associate Director of Midwifery (Māori Health and Equity); reporting to the Director of Midwifery and with a ‘dotted’ reporting line to the General Manager Māori Health.

You will have a strong understanding of Tikanga Māori, the ability to communicate with confidence in interdisciplinary environments and with consumers and community providers; and have the ability to advise women’s health service leaders on implementation of Māori paradigms and appropriate models of service provision.

You will lead work to embed the principles of Turanga Kaupapa into everyday midwifery practice across Auckland DHB and further develop and lead the implementation of the Māori and Pacific midwifery workforce development plan. You will be focused on ensuring excellence in midwifery and maternity care to Wāhine, pēpē and whānau and to achieving equitable outcomes for women of all cultures and from all socioeconomic environments.

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If you are motivated by the direction of our service and are keen to add to the success then apply now and let’s start the conversation.

To apply visit our careers website http://careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference no: ADHB5264 and attach a cover letter and CV.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Deb Pittam, Director of Midwifery at PittamD@adhb.govt.nz

For further information regarding your application please contact Yvonne Reyes, Recruitment Consultant via YReyes@adhb.govt.nz

Applications Close: 25 November 2019.