LACTATION CONSULTANT at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora vaccination policy
As one of Aotearoa's largest employers of the health and disability workforce and a leader across the sector, Te Whatu Ora has and continues to have an obligation to ensure both the safety and wellbeing of its staff and patients.
Te Whatu Ora has an expectation that all new staff will be up to date with their vaccinations before they join Te Whatu Ora.
Lactation Consultant/Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Coordinator
Permanent position available: 40 hours per week
- Affordable living
- Small friendly team
- Assistance with relocation
- Monday – Friday role
This is a permanent Monday - Friday position available for a Lactation Consultant/BFHI Coordinator to commence practice within our Maternity service. If this sounds like you and you have the relevant IBLCL qualification, with clinical expertise in regards to breastfeeding practice, ability to provide education and support to health care staff and be responsible for maintaining Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation, we would welcome your application.
We are seeking an IBCLC certified Lactation Consultant and BFHI Coordinator, who preferably holds a current midwifery or nursing APC. You will have experience working with the BFHI standards and bring to this role extensive experience working with breastfeeding wāhine, pepe and their whānau. Ideally, you will display good communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy the experience of working within a multidisciplinary team providing a caring, safe and clean environment for new whānau and their pepe.
Assistance with relocation costs will be offered to the successful candidate
At Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui we recruit for Ngā Uarātanga (Our Values). Why do we do this? Values-based teams deliver better care. Ngā Uarātanga support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who have Ngā Uarātanga that align with ours.
If you would like to discuss opportunities with Whanganui Hospital you can contact Lucy Pettit Director of Midwifery (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Angela Adam Clinical Midwife Manager (email@example.com)
Applications close: 30 November 2022
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible and before the closing date – Whanganui Hospital will review applications received and interview suitable candidates following application.
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
Whanganui Hospital Maternity Unit is classed as a Secondary Maternity Facility, providing three birthing rooms - each have their own birthing pool and 11 inpatient bed units (14 beds in total).
Whanganui Hospital maternity service has a high normal birth rate, long history of water births, low intervention rates, low caesarean rates. We are a small dedicated team with a commitment to providing women with optimal healthcare through women-centred and appropriate clinical assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and education.
Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui serves an estimated population of 68,395 and includes residents of the Whanganui and Rangitikei Territorial Authority areas, as well as the Ruapehu Territorial Authority area wards of Waimarino and Waiouru – known as South Ruapehu.
The community we provide care to is semi-rural / rural with Māori making up 27.3% of our population (compared to the New Zealand average of 16.6%) and small but growing populations of Pacific and Asian people.
Whanganui has something for everyone our centrally located region offers access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, surfing, tramping, cycling, fishing and hunting. There are a good selection of schools and plenty of areas to take the family out and play. Nestled between 2 snow-capped mountains, on the banks of Whanganui River there is always plenty to do and explore. Whanganui has the best value for money real estate in NZ and has been voted prettiest city. As Whanganui is centrally located access to airports makes travelling nationally and internationally a breeze.
Whanganui Hospital is located in the centre of this beautiful region, our hospital encourages a relaxed and healthy work life balance which is a great reason to consider us.
You can discover more about Whanganui here: www.discoverwhanganui.nz
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||About Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui 2022.pdf (PDF, 192KB)
Application form October 2022.pdf (PDF, 183KB)
Lactation Consultant BFHI July 2022.pdf (PDF, 379KB)
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