Te Ara Whakawaiora: Breastfeeding Support Midwife - Hawke's Bay District Health Board (Hastings/Napier) - Hawke's Bay
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Te Ara Whakawaiora : Breastfeeding Support Midwife

  • Closes 10 Dec 2018
  • Posted 23 Nov 2018
  • Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

    Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

    Fixed Term 1 year 0.8FTE

    64 hours per fortnight - commencing Monday 4th March 2019

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife with a passion for breastfeeding to be part of a newly launched quality initiative with a strong health equity focus.

    This position will launch and coordinate the pilot programme phase of Te Ara Whakawaiora, a quality and equity based initiative to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates at six weeks and positive health outcomes for our m?

    ma, p?pi, wh?nau and region through a schedule of increased home visits with a breastfeeding support focus during the first two weeks of life.

    Candidates must be committed to leading innovative practice, have knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to achieve continuous improvement outcomes and work collaboratively across the health sector in partnership with health professionals and agencies.

    Candidates will also be committed to ongoing professional development, excellence in all aspects of clinical care, and maintain a current midwifery annual practicing certificate.

    To be successful in this role, the ability to demonstrate comprehensive maternity clinical experience, cultural awareness and responsiveness and the ability to lead and instigate change will be vital.

    Effective communication skills that support positive change and a strong focus on contributing to the well-being of our tamariki and their wh?nau are also essential.

    You will :

  • Have responsibility to manage, maintain and report on the progress of the Te Ara Whakawaiora pilot.
  • Hold an active APC as a midwife, with recent experience as a midwife and in the community
  • Act as an effective role model by demonstrating a high level of clinical competence in maternity care provision
  • Provide leadership and support and work in partnership with all health staff, community agencies and relevant stakeholders to ensure that we achieve the best outcomes for the p?
  • pi / tamariki and their families / wh?nau.

  • Have a passion for supporting new breastfeeding M?ma and P?pi
  • Have a current New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Work well as part of a team
  • We are looking for a Registered Midwife with a passion for improving health outcomes for our community; this is an excellent opportunity to be part of the Hawke's Bay District Health Board, at the forefront of an exciting new initiative tackling health inequities.

    If you enjoy working in a small supportive multi-professional team, with the challenge and learning experiences this position offers, we would welcome your application.

    For more information about the above position please feel free to phone Jules Arthur, Midwifery Director for Communities, Women and Children Directorate : 06 878 8109 extn 6079.

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    To view the position profile click HERE

    The Values of the Hawke's Bay health sector are :

    Tauwhiro - Care

    R?ranga te tira - Teamwork

    He kauanuanu - Respect

  • kina - Improvement
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