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Midwives - Ashburton

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Ashburton
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Opportunities abound in the Ashburton maternity services.

Midwives - full-time, part-time and casual options available.

About us:

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role:

Ashburton Maternity Centre is a Primary Birthing Unit approximately one hour's drive south of Christchurch. It is a welcoming environment comprised of five postnatal beds, and two delivery rooms with birth pools that prides itself in offering women and their families a relaxed and homelike environment. There are approximately 140 births per year with local women also returning postnatally from Christchurch women's hospital.

As a Midwife within this service you will be responsible for planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating midwifery care in collaboration with women, their families and the MDT. As a small and cohesive Maternity Services team it is envisaged you will be working together with women of all ages and backgrounds to provide optimum evidence based advice, midwifery care during pregnancy, labour and the post-partum period.


  • Rostered shifts to suit service needs

Skills and experience:

  • Registered Midwife who holds a current NZ Practising Certificate with recent tertiary clinical experience and skills, a demonstrated high standard of clinical knowledge, to plan, implement and evaluate care of antenatal, intra partum and postnatal women and babies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage well with families
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • A commitment to providing and maintaining high standards of maternity and nursing practice within our service

Our culture:

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 337 7956 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

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