Midwife Coordinator - Quality
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
5d ago

What we do

You will be joining the Women’s and Children’s Safetyand Quality team who actively promote and lead a whole of system approach toquality, risk and patient safety programmes.

You will work towards the Canterbury MaternitySystem Strategy having māmā and pēpi at the centre of what we do, in alignment with our values of Ōritetanga(Equity), Whanaungatanga (Everyone belongs), Tino rangatiratanga (Empoweringwhānau), Oranga tonutanga (Health and Wellbeing) and Aroha (Love and Empathy).

Here atthe Canterbury District Health Board we believe that by practising theprinciples of quality improvement and patient safety throughout theorganisation, we enhance the health care services, improve patient outcomes,increase the job satisfaction of our staff and overall improve organisationaleffectiveness.

The Role : Whereyou fit in

We arelooking for a Registered Midwife whohas a patient focussed approach to their work, an analytical mind, and anatural curiosity to investigate incidents across our Maternity Services.

You will work closely and collaborativelywith the senior midwifery and obstetrics teams, reviewing incidents, qualityprogrammes, providing monthly reports on quality activities and ensuringpolicies and procedures are kept up to date.

In this role, you will be responsible for :

  • Maintaining a high quality safe and secure work environment following relevant Canterbury DHB and divisional policies, protocols and standards
  • Actively involved in patient safety and improvement projects
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate that quality is embedded in service level processes
  • Form collaborative working partnerships to facilitate a commitment to the quality culture within the Maternity Service and associated services
  • Serious and sentinel event investigations as outlined in the Incident Management Policy.
  • Assist the Maternity service in the identification of areas for further improvement as a result of incident or complaint reviews.
  • Paying attention to the quality of outcomes for priority populations (māmā and pēpi) particularly Māori
  • Your skills will include :

  • Registered Midwife with extensive knowledge of how maternity services and care is provided in New Zealand
  • Passion for quality and patient safety
  • High standard of written and verbal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • Previous experience in quality improvement / project management
  • Knowledge of internal auditing requirements
  • Competent knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular Excel
  • The ability to foster cooperation, networking and facilitation along with acknowledging cultural diversity within our community
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Healthis ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we carefor and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, andgoing about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of ourstory

    Beingpart of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantasticbenefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoingfocus on your career development.

    TheCanterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure wedeliver the best care for our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHB is an inclusiveand equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

    Ifthis role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then pleasevisit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit yourexpertise.

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