Registered Midwife Women’s Health ServicePalmerston North Hospital 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.
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.
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.
Palmerston North 4442