Waitaki District Health Services


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LMC Midwife

Oamaru has a great midwifery role and lifestyle waiting for you!

Employed LMC Midwife 0.6 FTE position available now.

We are seeking a Registered Midwife to work within our amazing team. You must have a passion for working in a rural location while providing comfort and support to women and their whanau planning to birth at our local primary birthing unit or at home. We also provide antenatal and postnatal care to women who choose/need to birth at Queen Mary in Dunedin. This role offers autonomy and close working relationships with women (wāhine), family (whānau) and your midwifery colleagues within a flexible fortnightly rotating roster. Working alongside two other pairs allows for a healthy work-life balance while providing a midwifery led, whanau centred service with the security of being salaried with paid holiday and sick leave entitlements.

This is an excellent role for a midwife looking for a new challenge or a change of pace as you will be able to provide an excellent level of maternity care and build relationships with our women and their families due to the nature of our service in the Waitaki. The successful applicant will have access to a shared vehicle and be provided with all equipment necessary to provide optimal care.

Come and live and work in an up and coming small town. One of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Situated seaside, amazing coastlines, breath-taking mountain and ocean scenery and close to both lakes and cities! Family friendly, no traffic-jams and affordable housing! Oamaru offers a great lifestyle and is a great place to raise a family or get away from big city life. The Waitaki district offers a friendly, family orientated relaxed community, that provides everything you need for an exciting and fulfilling life, including easy access to outdoor and cultural activities all year round. Hunting fishing, mountain bike tracks, great outdoor activities, opportunities are everywhere. Nearby airports offer easy access to travel and if you want to stay a little closer to home escape to the beautiful Central Otago. Surrounded by an artistic creative environment Oamaru has amazing historical architecture, weekly farmers market, excellent cafes and restaurants, the Opera house which attracts a variety or national/international performances and a cinema.

What we are about;

  • We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will really make a difference.
  • We will help you grow as a leader in rural healthcare.
  • We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around families in their communities.
  • We provide a supportive and collaborative team environment.

We need you to:

  • Have current registration with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and ideally no restrictions or endorsements on your practice eg, be able to prescribe, undertake full newborn checks
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of and responsibilities under the principles of te Tiriti, Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have a current Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA) Police Safety and Vetting Check within the last 12 months
  • Have an understanding of LMC care in the New Zealand midwifery context and providing labour and birth secondary care
  • Be competent in the use of the Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Medical Services (Referral Guidelines)
  • Have the ability to quickly build strong community relationships
  • Be able to work well in a team environment as well as manage your own caseload
  • Be strongly self-motivated, autonomous and have high professional standards
  • Hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence with no endorsements or restrictions


This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care.

We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements. For more information phone Tina

03 433 0269


This is a great opportunity where a work life balance can be maintained. We offer a competitive pay rate with capped numbers. If you wish to apply then please do so to Tina.Whyte@southerndhb.govt.nz, Maternity Manager


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