If you are looking for an exciting and diverse career in health, and want to experience the unique lifestyle the Manawatu region of New Zealand offers, consider MidCentral District Health Board.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced midwives to work in a variety of settings including delivery suite, maternity ward (ante and postnatal), outpatients day unit and community. We are a progressive unit and have been working on developing 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 Protocol 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 up to full time working rostered, rotating shifts.
Join MidCentral District Health Board and become part of our journey as we continue with our transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve.
We service 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 secondary hospital. The Women’s Health Unit has an eight bedded delivery suite and a 22 bedded ante/postnatal ward. There are approximately 2000 births per year in our region.
At MidCentral you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are passionate about delivering quality health and disability services. MidCentral staff enjoy wellness and benefits schemes, investment in professional development, and career progression opportunities. A competitive remuneration package is being offered as well as the opportunity to contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.
MidCentral is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. This means we are able to recruit globally and our Talent work visas will be processed as a priority.
About 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 hour’s 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.
Informal enquiries would be welcomed by:Paula Spargo
, Midwifery Director, Womens Health Unit, MidCentral Health, New Zealand or
, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, MidCentral Health, New Zealand
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!