Midwife -Base and Hawera Hospital
at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Taranaki, Taranaki
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Hawera Hospital, Hawera
Up to 1.0FTE (hours negotiable)
Do you want to work in a family centred maternity unit?
Committed to providing safe and positive birthing experiences?
Looking to share your knowledge and skills with Whānau?
Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day. For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture.
Taranaki Base Hospital has a secondary maternity unit; the birthing suite and antenatal ward are combined with six birthing rooms, one pool, and seven antenatal beds. The post-natal ward consists of 16 beds. We also have a primary birthing unit in Hawera with one birthing room with pool and three postnatal beds. The neo-natal unit has level 2A accreditation with 6 cots and 2 Intensive care cots to provide care for babies from 28 weeks gestation.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal ward or neo natal unit;
Utilise your knowledge and skills to enable the mother and her family / Whānau to care for their baby; and demonstrate your commitment to quality assurance and accreditation principles.
Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated for the successful applicants.
To be a successful in this role you will:
Be registered with the Midwifery Council, or have eligibility, and hold an Annual Practicing Certificate.
Have one year postgraduate experience however we encourage New Graduates to apply.
Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Be able to work rostered shifts in all areas of the maternity unit: antenatal, birthing suite and the postnatal ward.