Core Midwife (casual) Maternity, Wairau Hospital

  • Casual position covering staffing shortfalls
  • Availability to work across AM, PM and night shifts
  • Join our friendly and supportive team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for a NZ registered midwife with loads of passion and commitment to join our maternity team at Wairau Hospital on a casual basis covering staff leave and periods of peak demand. Some forward planning and scheduling will be available; however, it will be important that you have the flexibility to sometimes work at short notice. 

We have approximately 500 births a year and we can promise that the role will be busy and varied – so no two days will be the same. 

We are an enthusiastic and friendly team with a commitment to providing childbearing women with optimal healthcare through women-centred and appropriate clinical assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and education. 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a high performing midwife with total commitment to women centred and culturally respectful care. You will have excellent time management and organisational skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the broader organisational health care objectives. 

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security and workplace wellness programmes.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals 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. 

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Graham Cross, Charge Midwife Manager at

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 


Applications close: Sunday 6th December

Nelson Marlborough Health 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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Job no: W20-211

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020