Midwives - Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
It’s time to create your New Graduate Midwife life in Waikato, Aotearoa.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Waikato is one of the largest hospitals on one campus in the Southern Hemisphere… but we are also a close-knit community with great staff support. You will be joining a caring, collaborative, and supportive team in a region ideal for adventure and family life.
We are passionate about supporting our newly graduated midwives and have a comprehensive Midwifery First Year of Practice programme and competitive New Graduate Allowance for the first two years, in addition to a relocation expenses package and pre-employment assistance.
Our New Graduate placements offer a wide range of flexible graduate streams including options such as:
Primary unit placements
A taste of community midwifery
Rural LMC supported practice
Flight team training (after 1st year)
High dependency unit expertise
In addition to the consolidation of practice through antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal experience you will become a highly skilled and competent practitioner in the tertiary setting of Te Whatu Ora, Waikato.
Our educators, clinical coach, mentorship midwives, managers and midwifery leaders are all available to help and encourage you as you begin your midwifery journey and throughout your time in the district and are focused in helping you to feel safe, to work at your natural best and to leave at the end of your shift feeling fulfilled.
After your first year, we offer a number of exciting choices including the option to choose a speciality area to further enhance your skills or be part of our midwifery response team (MRT); and as you gain further experience you may find yourself considering one of the many professional development opportunities available, such as postgraduate studies, speciality midwife roles or senior midwifery positions.
If this sounds like your move, connect with us and find out more. We will work with you to create more life in beautiful Waikato, Aotearoa. Life is for living; you know that after all you have a huge part in how that starts.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Waikato is a large geographical area with a diverse urban and rural population, the hospital is a tertiary facility and our Maternity service provides care for over three and a half thousand births per year. We also serve women requiring complex care from the Midland region and we support a range of primary birthing units, bringing the total number of births in the Waikato locality to around five and a half thousand per annum.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
- Whakamana – Give and earn respect
- Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
- Mauri Pai – Fair play
- Whakapakari – Growing the good
- Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Pip.Wright@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Midwifery - Hospital Setting|
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