Midwives - Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)
It’s time to create your New Graduate Midwife life in Waikato Aotearoa.
Waikato District Health Board has so many options for you!
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 Waikato DHB.
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 DHB 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.
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.
The Waikato region is a great place to work and live, with a variety of recreational activities, comparatively affordable housing, great shopping and few traffic issues. Waikato hosts many world-class sporting events and festivals and has amazing restaurants and plenty of walking and cycling tracks. Perfect location, close to other major cities and attractions in the North Island, you could find yourself in a new location and within just over an hour access to Auckland, The City of Sails renowned for its shopping and nightlife; Rotorua for geothermal attractions, lakes, and beautiful forests; Raglan for brilliant surfing, beaches, and cafes, and if you venture a little bit further, you’ll reach the Coromandel coast with clear waters and golden sand beaches.
Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Winning the Most Beautiful City Award 2020 Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to enjoy your work life balance.
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.
To view the position description please click here.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
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
Application closing date: Open
Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect – Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Midwifery - Hospital Setting|
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