Registered Midwives

  • Full-time, part-time and casual options available
  • Rostered Shifts to suit service needs – including short shifts to cover at times of increased service need (i.e. four and six hour shifts)
  • We are seeking Registered Midwives to join us and work collegially within our skilled and friendly multi-disciplinary teams as we work in partnership with our local Lead Maternity Carers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health care for the mothers and babies of the Canterbury region

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The CDHB Maternity System has a dynamic, dedicated and specialised team of health professionals working within both our purpose built, modern, tertiary maternity facilities and our Rural Primary Units.

Join us and you will be able to work across the full scope of Midwifery practice in our Birthing Suite, high dependency unit and our maternity ward (antenatal and postnatal) or within one of our beautiful women centred rural primary units which include Rangiora, Lincoln and Ashburton.

The Role: Where you fit it

We are looking for people with the following skills and attributes:

  • Recent clinical experience regarding: planning, implementation and evaluation of care for women and babies especially those needing complex care
  • Strong commitment to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding
  • Good communicator, with the ability to make informed decisions that focus on providing quality maternity care for the women within our services
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused

We have options to suit your lifestyle including full-time, part-time or casual contacts. Please state on your cover letter your areas of interest and preferred hours of work.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact:


Phone: 03 3377956

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

Apply now