Waitaki District Health Services


From 28/09/20 until further notice: Under Covid Level 1 hospital visiting is as follows:
• Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
• Two visitors per patient. This also ensures our vulnerable patients are getting the appropriate amount of rest. If you feel unwell, please avoid the main reception area and go directly to the Emergency Department entrance beside our Ambulance Bay (24/7) – please wear a mask, and apply hand sanitiser.

Case Loading Midwife

Oamaru Maternity is recruiting!


Are you passionate about supporting physiological birth in a well-supported primary setting?


Come and join our wonderful friendly team!


We are seeking .8 FTE Case Loading Midwife to provide continuity of care to Oamaru women and their whanau/families.


Our Case Loading Midwives will have a capped caseload and are offered competitive remuneration with MERAS safe staffing levels. New Graduate Midwives are also welcome to apply.


Oamaru Maternity Centre is a rural midwifery led primary birthing unit with 2 birthing rooms, a birthing pool and 3 postnatal rooms. We also have 2 antenatal clinic rooms. Our midwives are supported by experienced Enrolled Nurses.


We currently have a 30 % primary birthing unit rate at Oamaru Maternity and approx. 10 % homebirth both with excellent outcomes. We would love to increase this for our local community women. We provide midwifery care to around 240 women per year.


All kit is provided for Case Loading Midwives e.g.  Car, petrol, pager, phone and midwifery gear. When necessary we transfer to Queen Mary in Dunedin for secondary care where we hand over the core staff and return to Oamaru with the ambulance.


There is a monthly obstetric clinic in Oamaru with a consultant from Dunedin.


Oamaru is a great place with affordable housing, good schools, a sunny climate and an exciting Victorian Heritage scene. Oamaru is also known as Steampunk Central.


Applications including a CV and Cover letter can be sent to:

Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer

Telephone: (03) 433 0290 extn 9086

Email:  Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz

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Attach any relevant documents (at minimum, a CV).
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