Core Midwife at South Canterbury District Health Board (Timaru), Timaru Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Jean Todd Maternity Ward - Timaru Hospital
Permanent, Part Time to Full Time, 32 to
80 hours per fortnight
Think for a moment about the kind of midwife you d be in an ideal environment. You d be cool and calm, patient and compassionate, and always have time for that mum who s having a post-birth moment or needs some extra breastfeeding support. And that s exactly what you ll be at South Canterbury District Health Board.
Welcome to Timaru Hospital s Jean Todd Maternity Unit. We provide primary and secondary care to women in South Canterbury. This is hands-on midwifery work; we see around 600 births a year, ranging from normal and low-risk to complex and high-needs.
You ll provide ward-based antenatal and postnatal care, and attend births. There s also a certain amount of administration work, with admissions, discharges, and patient notes, and you might sometimes need to accompany patients to larger tertiary hospitals.
As part of our 24/7 roster you can expect to work some nights, where there are other responsibilities, such as cleaning delivery suites. The core team at night also doesn t include an obstetrician, so you ll need to quickly be able to read a situation and make a fast decision about whether calling one in is indicated.
Welcome to a better career. In this smaller unit, you re a midwife, a support person, and an advocate for the women and babies in your care. You ll understand the emotional highs and lows that come with this transformative time of their lives, and be able to develop a relationship where they trust and connect with you. This is a role for a midwife with high professional standards, who wants to provide a service you re proud of.
You ll be well-supported by the rest of the staff. Our teams are self-led, which means that changes are made by people on the floor, not in offices. We re a collaborative team that works closely to make sure our patients get the best outcomes, and that our work environment is the best you could wish for.
Welcome to the Timaru District. If it s a lifestyle change you re looking for, this is where you ll find it. As well as very little traffic, and a friendly, relaxed community. Not to mention easy access to outdoor and cultural activities all year round. You ll find plenty to refresh you outside work and have more time to do it too.
Welcome to our community. This isn t a place where you wave your patients goodbye at the door this is a small, close knit place, and you ll watch their babies grow as you go about your daily life.
This is midwifery as you ve always imagined it. And if you re ready to take on this very satisfying role and lifestyle, then it s time to take the opportunity.
For further information about this role please contact Fiona Hickson, Clinical Midwife Coordinator on (03) 687 2100 Extn 8886.
Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz
We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.
If you have any questions regarding applying for this position please contact Human Resources by telephoning 03 687-2230.
Applications close: Open 2021
We will close the job advert once a suitable applicant is found.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||South Canterbury District Health Board (Timaru)|
|Position type:||Permanent,Full Time,Part Time,Casual|
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