LMC opportunity on the Wonderful West Coast
Come and live and work on the Wonderful West Coast. Amazing coastlines, breathtaking scenery and a temperate climate! Family friendly, no traffic-jams and super affordable housing! Towering forests, icy glaciers and wonderful national parks!
Coastal Midwives are looking for an enthusiastic midwife to join our established practice on the West Coast of the South Island. One of our treasured team is leaving to have a baby, and we have an opening for a new practice partner.
We are a supportive practice of four midwives working in two pairs to back each other up. This enables us to have regular time off-call on alternate weekends (Thursday 5pm to Monday 9am). As a practice we cover a large geographical area with a small population - from Reefton in the North to Fox Glacier in the South. We have a beautiful, brand new Secondary Hospital, Te Nikau, opened in 2020, in Greymouth which has about 250 births per year.
Because of our unique geography and population, you may be eligible to apply for our Sustainability package which includes free local education, clinic rooms and additional funding per woman on top of Section 88 claiming. This position may also be eligible for a relocation grant and locum cover days from the Rural Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service. Voluntary Bonding funding through the MOH may also be available for a new graduate.
If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining our awesome team, we would be able to begin to build a caseload for you and offer a full orientation package to help you get started. New grads welcome.
Would be looking at a start date of around June 2021. Please phone Sandy 021 02495990 for more information.
Graduate Midwives (Midwifery First Year of Practice) Positions
- Thinking about your options for later this year or even next year?
- Do you want join an experienced and supportive team for your first year of midwifery practice?
- Accommodation provided
At Southern District Health Board (SDHB) we value our community and it is therefore vital to us that we take the very best care of our women, their babies and whanau at such an important time in their lives. We have a Midwifery First Year of Practice programme specifically tailored to new graduates running in our Main Hospitals, Southland for 1 year at 32 hours + per fortnight.
Described as 'the United Nations of Midwives' due to the rich diversity of our team, Southland Hospital Maternity Service births, around 1,200 babies every year in a modern 18-bed integrated unit. We provide antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care for women who have LMCs or who require secondary care. While our hospital is based in Invercargill, the majority of our patients live in the wider Southland catchment area, which adds a strong rural and community feel to our work.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to work with us - check out this link
Our hospital works very closely with the midwifery programs across the country and our local LMCs to ensure we give the kind of care our patients deserve.
What we can offer you
As a new graduate in your Midwifery First Year of Practice, you will be rostered for shifts across antenatal, delivery and postnatal areas in a fully supportive environment with a nominated preceptor. You will receive a comprehensive orientation with supported educational opportunities. SDHB has close affiliations with local tertiary education providers ensuring excellent opportunities for continued learning.
Don’t take our word for it, here’s what our previous intakes say:
“I found my First Year of Practice here at Southland Hospital a really good experience. My midwifery colleagues were really supportive and always available for advice and support when I needed it. As a new grad I was given a wide range of clinical experiences including both primary and secondary care of women and their babies, as well as being released to attend the various MFYP training and education days. By the end of my first year of practice I felt that I had grown and developed into a confident midwife practitioner.”
We are also very excited to be able to offer the voluntary bonding scheme which is an incentive based payment scheme to reward graduates who work in hard-to-staff communities for 3-5 years after graduation. Find out more here.
We are looking for new graduate midwives who are committed and motivated to become the very best in their profession. You will have a commitment to quality care and the embodiment of the Southern DHB values, Kind, Open, Positive and a Sense of Community in all that they do. It goes without saying that you will have exceptional communication skills allowing you to build strong rapport with women and their whanau and work within the wider team. Your attitude, work and approach will be consistent, reliable and you will be a proactive learner who is keen to learn new skills.
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers unrivalled benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Contact us if you want to know more about the area and we will help you decide if its for you!
Ready to Apply?
Please apply online and provide the following as part of your CV and Covering Letter:
- What appeals to you about living and working in Invercargill?
- What strategies would you use to ensure your success as a Midwife in our team?
- Please use your final year clinical coordinator as one of your referees or recent employer, and confirm your permission to contact the referees
If you are looking for your first year placement that gives you a wealth of learning experiences and a fantastic grounding to kick-start your Midwifery career we would love to hear from you! Successful applicants will begin their role anytime from May 2021.
Closing Date: 01 May 2021
For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor –Women’s & Children’s Health Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9604 or Email: [email protected]
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children, and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/