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New Graduate Midwives (VID: 4626)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Midwifery
Appointment Type: Temporary/Part-time
Close Date: 10/03/2019
The Role
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.
Our Service
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.
Our Region
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:
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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