New Graduate Midwifery Programme

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue to putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.  

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Are you a newly graduated midwife looking for a supportive teaching environment in which to gain clinical skills and consolidate your recent bachelor of Midwifery Degree?

  • Christchurch Women’s Hospital: - One year Graduate Midwifery Programme, 0.8FTE (32hours per week)
  • Commencing January 2019
  • Working rostered shifts to suit service requirements

Are you looking for an exciting location to begin your midwifery career? Canterbury – Exciting, artistic, thriving urban areas close to mountains and access to the rest of the South Island. An environment that supports and encourages a large variety of individual and family outdoor activities.

Christchurch Women's Hospital a specialised maternity service based in central Christchurch, is seeking Newly Registered Midwives to work within our large multidisciplinary team of health professionals as part of our new graduate program. Our New Graduate midwifery program offers you professional development opportunities and enables you to develop your midwifery skills within a supportive environment whilst working across our Birthing suite, the Antenatal/Postnatal ward in our maternity services and some time spent at one of our midwifery led units. Join us and embrace evidence based practice to provide safe, high quality midwifery care and celebrate the key role midwives have in partnership with women to promote maternal and infant health and wellbeing.

To be eligible for these opportunities, you will be a 3rd year midwifery student who will be registered before February 2019.

Working rostered shifts to suit service requirements.

Skills & Experience:

Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage well with families.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills.
  • A desire to start your midwifery career working with women and their families mainly in a tertiary setting.
  • A commitment to providing high standards of maternity care within our service.


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 03 337 7956


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 235183R6

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 2 January 2019