Locum or Short-term Cover Midwife

Maternity Ward - Timaru Hospital

Fixed Term, Full Time or Part Time


Watch our introductory video here.


Welcome to Timaru Hospital’s Jean Todd Maternity Unit. We provide primary and secondary care to women in South Canterbury. This is hands-on midwifery work; we see around 600 births a year, ranging from normal and low-risk to complex and high-needs.

You’ll provide ward-based antenatal and postnatal care, and attend births. There’s also a certain amount of administration work, with admissions, discharges, and patient notes, and you might sometimes need to accompany patients to larger tertiary hospitals.

As a locum, you can expect to work some nights. The core team at night also doesn’t include an obstetrician, so you’ll need to quickly be able to read a situation and make a fast decision about whether calling one in is indicated.


Welcome to a different environment. In this smaller unit, you’re a midwife, a support person, and an advocate for the women and babies in your care. You’ll understand the emotional highs and lows that come with this transformative time of their lives, and be able to develop a relationship where they trust and connect with you. This is a role for a midwife with high professional standards, who wants to provide a service you’re proud of.

You’ll be well-supported by the rest of the staff. Our teams are self-led, which means that changes are made by people on the floor, not in offices. We’re a collaborative team that works closely to make sure our patients get the best outcomes, and that our work environment is the best you could wish for.


Welcome to the Timaru District. If it’s a lifestyle change you’re looking for, this is where you’ll find it. As well as very little traffic, and a friendly, relaxed community. Not to mention easy access to outdoor and cultural activities all year round. You’ll find plenty to refresh you outside work – and have more time to do it too. This isn’t a place where you wave your patients goodbye at the door – this is a small, close knit place


This is midwifery as you’ve always imagined it. And if you’re ready to take on this very satisfying temporary role, then it’s time to take the opportunity.




For further information about this role please contact Fiona Hickson, Clinical Midwife Coordinator on (03) 687 2100 Extn 8886.

Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding applying for this position please contact Human Resources by telephoning 03 687-2230.

Applications close: OPEN 2021

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Fixed Term/Contract, Casual, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: DZEK9136691

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Open