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Employed LMC Midwife - Fixed Term Maternity Leave Cover - 0.8 FTE

We are seeking a Registered Midwife to work within our amazing team whilst one of ours goes on Maternity Leave!

We are currently looking to cover the 12 months from July 2024 through to June 2025.

Waitaki District and Oamaru

Stunning landscapes, adventurous back yard, beautiful lakes, historical precinct, and the little blue penguins.  The Waitaki District has much to offer!

With affordable housing and friendly, community-minded people, Oamaru is a great place to raise a family, or to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  And if you do need to travel, airports are not much more than an hour away!

About the role

Located in a rural setting, you will work in a close knit, friendly team, whilst providing safe, high-quality care for women and their whanau in planning to birth at our primary birthing unit, or at home. 

The team also provides antenatal and postnatal care to women who have given birth at Queen Mary Hospital in Dunedin, either by choice or by necessity.

Working alongside two other pairs in a flexible fortnightly rotating roster, the role allows for a healthy work/life balance, with the security of being a salaried employee with paid annual and sick leave entitlements. 

The successful applicant will have access to a vehicle and be provided with all equipment necessary to enable optimal care whilst on-call.

About you

You will be an enthusiastic midwife who wishes to work in a rural environment that values teamwork, excellence in midwifery practice and women-centred care.  You will hold high professional standards, be self-motivated, and able to manage your own caseload; all whilst building strong community relationships.

Requirements:

  • Be a qualified midwife with a current annual practicing certificate issued by the Midwifery Council of NZ
  • Have a thorough understanding of LMC care in the Midwifery Council of NZ’s Whānuitanga o Te Mahi | Scope of Practice
  • Be competent in the use of the Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Services (Referral Guidelines)
  • Hold a current Full Drivers licence
  • Be able to pass a Police Vetting check in line with the Childrens Act 2014 requirements

About Us

We continue to break new ground to shape our health system in providing wrap-around care to families in their communities.

We are a great place to work, with a supportive and collaborative team environment.  We provide our people with professional development opportunities and will help you to grow as a leader in rural healthcare.

Competitive Salary, Flexible working arrangements, and a relocation package may be available for the successful applicant.

Contact Us / How to Apply

For role specific information please contact Tina Whyte, Maternity Manager on 03 433 0269 or email at tina.whyte@southerndhb.govt.nz

To request a Job Description, or to apply, please contact Sherie Mailei - careers.oamaru@southerndhb.govt.nz.

 

Our People Live our Values

Brave / Māia | Respect / Whakaute | Excellence / Kairangatira | Growth / Tipu | One Team / Kotahi Tīma

Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) is committed to a culture of equity and diversity that supports organisational excellence and promotes equity outcomes. This culture and commitment are essential to WDHSL upholding its Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

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