Both experienced midwives and new/recent graduates are welcome to apply!

Practise across the full scope of practice providing continuity of care whilst having the support of being employed in a very supportive team.

Based in Blenheim
Modern well equipped secondary level maternity unit
Work in a small close knit, friendly team and with the community based LMC’s
Permanent and fixed-term positions available
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Wairau is a secondary level maternity unit with approximately 500 births per year. The core and LMC Midwives work as a team with our Obstetric, Anaesthetic and Paediatric colleagues.

Our small team of LMC midwives support safe, high-quality care through rostered days on and off, and an appropriate caseload number. This position is designed to provide continuity of care for women unable to access a self-employed LMC.

We have the following positions available (please indicate your preference in your cover letter):

Permanent – up to full-time
Fixed-term and full-time position covering parental leave for up to 10 months
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

To be eligible for these opportunities you will be a qualified and NZ registered Midwife.

These positions are best suited to enthusiastic midwives who wish to work in an environment that values teamwork, excellence in midwifery practice and women-centred care.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of these positions):

Clinical support from a midwifery educator and clinical coach? You sure will have!
Ability to work as a midwife in all the areas you love? Absolutely, we value our midwifery lead service!
Additional remuneration? Absolutely! You will be supported on the Midwifery Quality and Leadership programme.
Access to education, self-development and midwifery projects? Absolutely! We will support you with your special interest areas.
Free onsite parking
We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security and workplace wellness programmes.

At Te Whatu Ora we encourage a workforce that’s innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a diverse and talented team to help us deliver.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Graham Cross, Charge Midwife Manager on 0274 549 222 or email at Graham.Cross@nmdhb.govt.nz

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.



Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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About Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.