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Midwives – Relocate to New Zealand

  • Midwife
  • New Zealand
  • Application Deadline: 2024-05-31

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora

Making a difference – it’s what you do. But what about what you need? 

Like more space, and more to do on your days off – or less. You’ve got nature at your fingertips, a team you can count on and a warm welcome. We’ve got it all covered at Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora 

Discover a Midwifery career in Aotearoa, New Zealand: 

We’re looking to fill multiple roles nationwide and are offering you the unique opportunity to make a difference, somewhere different in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  

New Zealand’s maternity system is well-regarded internationally for its outcomes providing care to a local and national population, there are approximately 3,309 practising midwives across New Zealand working in both hospitals and in the community and there are around 59-60,000 births annually. 

We offer a flexible working environment, and support and promote continuing and ongoing education opportunities to support your professional development throughout your career with us. You’ll also receive the standard entitlements given to workers in New Zealand, including 10 days of sick leave per year, and four weeks of annual leave. 

To work in New Zealand you will require registration as a midwife and an annual practising certificate, both of which are issued by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Information regarding registration requirements for overseas residents is available from the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. 

Who we are at  Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora : 

Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora is the Government organisation that provides publicly-funded universal health care to over 5 million Kiwis. We manage all health services provided in New Zealand, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care. 

We recruit across 19 unique districts within the country, developing and implementing plans based on local needs to improve the health and well-being of our communities. 

We are dedicated to building a team that thrives on diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our commitment is to both representing and ensuring that every voice is heard, and valued, and contributes to our dynamic and inclusive culture. 

About the Opportunity: 

We’re looking to fill multiple roles across New Zealand. We have positions available in all contexts and to suit everyone, including flexible working, full-time, part-time and casual opportunities.  

We have a range of options from working in community maternity units or secondary or tertiary-level hospitals, to working in the various community settings around Aotearoa, New Zealand. There are opportunities in almost every in-hospital practice environment, antenatal, postnatal, labour and birth or rotating positions across those areas. 

Whether you want to spend more time at the beach or dedicate some time to further studies, we have a position that will work best for you. 

Helping you make the move: 

Midwives are on Tier 1 of New Zealand’s Green List which means you are eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa and can apply for New Zealand residency before you arrive, provided you have a job offer from us. 

Our Candidate Support Team provides one-to-one personalised support throughout your journey to your new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes matching you with a district that best suits your lifestyle and career aspirations, as well as help with visas and immigration, relocation, and settlement support. 

Join us in paradise – apply now! 

If you’re ready to be part of an innovative, progressive and passionate team whilst exploring all that our country has to offer – we have the role for you – providing you with the best of both worlds.  

It’s never been easier to start a new adventure – and we have a team to help you every step of the way. 

Come on over to Aotearoa, New Zealand, and make a difference, somewhere different

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