About this role
Permanent full-time position
Do you have a passion for leadership and for ensuring safe, effective and supportive maternity care is provided for mothers and babies?
Are you ready to take your midwifery career to the next level?
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
As the Charge Midwife Manager of the Nelson Maternity Unit you will provide clinical expertise, leadership and management of the maternity service.
In this role you will promote a safe, evidence-based practice environment that supports service requirements and meets the needs of women, babies and their families and whānau in the Nelson / Tasman region.
A key focus of the role will be in ensuring that the maternity service is provided in accordance with service specifications, the national maternity standards and maternity quality and safety programme.
The service priorities will reflect the Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) Annual Plan objectives for maternity services.
The Charge Midwife Manager will report to the Associate Director of Midwifery / Operations Manager and be professionally responsible to the Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Nelson Marlborough Health.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
You will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills with a clear commitment to high-quality care, improving health outcomes for Māori and development of the service.
Key to your success in this position will be your ability to provide leadership through the continued primary maternity service development First 1,000 days project and supporting the LMC primary maternity workforce.
Supporting and leading initiatives to increase workforce diversity and sustainability will be key.
You will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of women and whānau safety, resource management including budgeting, equipment and staff.
Support will be provided where necessary.
It is expected that you will have significant midwifery experience, a current APC with no conditions and evidence of post graduate qualifications.
Previous management experience is preferred.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless.
Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community.
Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.
Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)
Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)
NMH offers a strong midwifery model of care within our maternity services and you will be key to driving services closer to home and addressing health inequalities.
The Nelson hospital maternity unit has an excellent core midwifery team and supports local LMC s to provide high-quality and accessible primary maternity services.
The service is well supported by the Midwifery Education programme, MQSP programme, and strong links with other community health care providers.
We provide leadership development within the health care arena.
At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.
We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.
Nelson is one of New Zealand s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery.