New Graduate Midwifery Programme - Waitaha Canterbury

Te Waipounamu The South Island of New Zealand - Exciting, artistic, thriving urban areas surrounded by national parks in a spectacular natural environment. An environment that supports and encourages a large variety of individual and family outdoor activities. 

Our Midwifery service is looking forward to mentoring, helping and supporting you as you begin this new chapter in your midwifery career.

  • One year Graduate Midwifery Programme with the Canterbury District Health Board.
  • 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) permanent rostered rotating shifts.
  • Start dates negotiable

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

We are seeking New Graduate Midwives to join us and work collegially within our skilled and friendly multi-disciplinary teams as we work in partnership with our local Lead Maternity Carer’s to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health care for the mothers and babies of the Waitaha region. 

Our New Graduate midwifery program offers you professional development opportunities and enables you to develop your midwifery skills within a supportive environment.

You will rotate around all areas including birthing suite, women’s outpatients and the antenatal/postnatal ward in our maternity services at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. There may also be opportunities to gain experience within one of our outstanding women centered Primary Birthing Units.

We are one of the largest tertiary units in New Zealand and supported by our primary units we provide women centered support and care for over 6000 births annually.

With our Trans-alpine agreement you could also have the opportunity to work with our Tai o Poutini teams on the picturesque West Coast of the South Island.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a highly skilled and professional multi-disciplinary team that allows you to utilize your enthusiasm and passion for women’s health within a supportive and professional environment.


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 well being

To learn more about us check out this video


Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury is considered a world leader in its people centred approach to health care. We have a unique one health system approach focused on providing "the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place." We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.

We are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people – become part of our team.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

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

Enquiries: Steph Keene, Recruitment Partner - 

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: NewGradMidwives24

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 September 2024