Core Midwife - New/Recent Graduate, Blenheim

Maternity Unit, Wairau Hospital

Two x 0.8FTE permanent position each working 64 hours per fortnight.

  • Work as a midwife in true midwifery practice in a wonderful maternity unit!
  • We are committed to women-centred and culturally respectful care
  • We have a fabulous supportive midwifery team environment 

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it. 

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

As a recent or new graduate, who meets the Midwifery Council and NZCOM enrolment requirements for the Midwifery First year of Practice programme (MFYP), we will assist your transition to practice through a comprehensive orientation, access to midwifery educator support and a range of clinical experiences to help prepare you to become a confident midwifery practitioner.

As a midwife you will be able to use all of your clinical and organisational skills and expertise across pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care. Shift will be rostered across AM, PM and Nights working 8-hour shifts.

As a part of your first year of practice you may have the opportunity to work across both the Wairau and Nelson secondary units, the midwifery led primary unit, and with our community midwifery teams too!! This means you could get to experience all areas of midwifery to find out what you love the most. 

We will support you with accommodation and travel to work and experience all of these opportunities as a unique part of our Midwifery First Year of Practice programme. If you like working across more than one area, after your first year of practice – you will also be able to do so! You get to experience the best of Te Tau Ihu!

Why come to the Nelson-Tasman region?  

New midwifery staff are saying: “We love the pace of life, the climate, the beauty of the region and the team is wonderful to work with!"

We have 1,500 births a year across Te Tau Ihu (the top of the South Island) and we can promise that your midwifery role will be busy and varied – so no two days will be the same. The best thing is that our service is midwifery led, so you will get to be a midwife practising in all the areas you love!

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

You will have loads of passion and a commitment to women centred and culturally respectful care.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Our midwifery team is awesome! We are very proud of the service we provide to our communities. Our midwifery led service has close collegial relationships with our Obstetric and Paediatric teams.

The team not only enjoys a positive work environment in an active NZCOM region – we also love to get together for social activities. We can guarantee you’ll receive a very warm welcome into our teams! 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 talented and diverse team to help us deliver.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

  • 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 led service!
  • Additional remuneration? Absolutely! You will be supported on the Midwifery Quality and Leadership programme and to fully utilise your CPD fund.
  • Access to education, self-development and midwifery projects? Absolutely! We will support you with your special interest areas
  • Free parking onsite
  • Being supported to work across a variety of maternity units and our community teams across Te Tau Ihu – wow! What an opportunity!

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 5395746. Alternatively for role specific information please contact Debbie Fisher, Associate Director of Midwifery & Operations Manager at

Apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application process. 


Applications close: 25th July (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Health NZ l 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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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W24-084

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: 25 July, unless filled prior.