Registered Midwife – New Zealand

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Job Description

Cpl Healthcare in partnership with the MidCentral District Health Board in New Zealand are recruiting a Registered Midwife join their team in Palmerston North Hospital.

The successful applicants Hours of work will be up to full time working rostered, rotating shifts.

To provide safe effective midwifery care with women and their families/whanau throughout the maternity experience, maintaining an accepted standard of clinical expertise that is based on current research and recommended best practice.

The Women's Health Service provides Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynaecology services to the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. Secondary care and acute services are provided from Palmerston North Hospital, with a primary maternity facility in Levin.



  • New Zealand Registered Midwife
  • A current practising certificate with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand


  • Current full drivers licence



  • Evidence of recent effective, competent midwifery practice or, for recent midwifery graduates, evidence of enrolment on the Midwifery First Year of Practice Programme
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy environment with competing demands


  • Demonstrated understanding of maternity care delivery in New Zealand



  • Vulnerable Children Act 2014
  • Meets the statutory and organisational requirements for working with children, as per the
  • Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and MidCentral
  • District Health Board policy, including satisfactory police check and other safety checking processes.

Interpersonal/Communication Skills

  • Good communication/interpersonal skills ensuring the ability to interact positively and enable
  • cooperation/coordination between:
  • women who use maternity services and their families/whanau
  • all maternity practitioners
  • Positive, enthusiastic and proactive manner that instils confidence in clients and colleagues
  • Demonstrated initiative, innovation and flexibility in practice
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to individual and cultural differences

Written Communication Skills

  • Sound written communication skills
  • Pitch, style and tone of message is appropriate for context and purpose required
  • Ability to learn a range of specialist terminology

Excellence Focus

  • Demonstrated adaptability and personal accountability
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work rostered and rotating duties
  • Ability to proactively manage conflicting demands on time
  • Has resilience to cope effectively with situations that involve emotional strain and seeks support and guidance from others as appropriate
  • Has a sound level of insight into own strengths and weaknesses, and is committed to addressing areas where development is required
  • Commitment to ongoing education that leads to continuous improvement of clinical work practices and communication
  • Demonstrates fit with the DHBs values:
  • Is enthusiastic and committed to caring for the community
  • Is enthusiastic and committed to working in a team environment
  • Is positive about focusing on safety issues at work
  • Applies the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to their job
  • Completes hospital certifications within the timeframe required by the DHB (eg BFHI, IV etc)

Computer literacy and technology

  • Proficient keyboard/computer skills
  • Willingness to learn and incorporate new technology into practice

The annual salary will be on the salary, within the range $58,491 - $75,132

The successful candidate will be offered a relocation allowance of up to $5000 (NZ).

For further information or for a detailed job specification, please call Stephen on +353 (0) 1 4825424 or by email at

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Stephen Copeland

Recruitment Consultant
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Dublin City Centre
  • Type:Permanent
  • Category:Healthcare