Positions are available for new graduate midwives to commence practice within our supportive team of hospital midwives. Hours available are 0.8FTE working rostered duties. These positions are temporary for one year to complete the Midwifery First Year of Practice programme. MidCentral Health offers a comprehensive New Graduate Midwifery programme including ongoing preceptoring and professional development.
MidCentral Health services a population of around 180,000 people across our district with key sites at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre. Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed facility. The Womens health unit has an eight bed delivery suite and a 20 bed ante/postnatal ward. There are approximately 2000 births per year in our region. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including delivery suite, maternity ward (ante and postnatal), antenatal outpatients day unit and community midwifery team.
We are a progressive unit and have developed specialist roles such as Diabetes Midwife and Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) training for midwives. Recent practice change initiatives include introducing a new Induction of Labour Regime which is contributing to a reduction in the caesarean section rate in our hospital and the TOGETHER project which has succeeded in dramatically reducing our term baby admissions to the neonatal unit. Our midwives work in partnership with women and their families/whanau, collaborating with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver effective care. Hours of work will be 24-40 hours working rostered, rotating shifts.
Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hours drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.
For further information regarding the New Graduate Midwifery Programme you are welcome to contact Paula Spargo Midwifery Director, Women’s Health Unit, MidCentral Health, New Zealand on 027 5711197 or email: Paula.firstname.lastname@example.org