Casual Registered Midwife, Maternity
Tairawhiti District Health Board
Gisborne, New Zealand
13d ago

TAI00517Hauora Tairawhiti is looking for experienced registered midwives who are available to work casual shifts in our Puawai Aroha Maternity Unit.

We are a level two maternity unit with an adjacent neonatal unit and antenatal clinic facilities. Our unit boasts a relaxed atmosphere and has five birthing suites including an active birthing room and eight ante / postnatal rooms which are well resourced to provide a high standard of care by our friendly team.

These suites / rooms are situated together so midwives work across all areas. We have four obstetric consultants with an average birth rate of 700 per year.

Primary care is provided by one of the local Lead Maternity Carers who are all midwives, with the support from the core midwifery team and the obstetric team if and when required.

We pride ourselves on having excellent communication between the teams and LMCs and community services and provide high quality, safe care which is culturally appropriate to meet the needs of our local population, which is fifty percent Maori.

We provide secondary care and accept handovers to secondary care from LMCs when requested to do so following a consultation and transfer of care.

We all work in partnership with the woman and her whanau who are central to the care provided. Gisborne is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing districts, with golden beaches, warm temperatures and vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism.

  • Gisborne hospital is located within a 5 minute drive of the town centre on the fringe of Gisborne City. Gisborne’s relative isolation is its charm;
  • however larger cities are only a quick flight away or 3.5 hour drive. If you have the ability to work across the scope of midwifery practice in a secondary care unit and enjoy working with a busy team, we would be pleased to hear from you.

    Let us help you maintain your certification and increase your practice portfolio.

    To download a job description, click here For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Director of Midwifery / Clinical Midwifery Manager Liz Lee Taylor phone 06 869 0500 ext 8024, or email liz.leetaylor tdh.org.nz

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