Registered Midwives Graduate Programme

Registered Midwife Graduate Programme

Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP)

Jean Todd Maternity Ward - Timaru Hospital

Part Time 32 Hours (0.8FTE)

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora – South Canterbury want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re inviting student midwives, graduating in 2024 to join our 2025 Graduate Programme.

The programme we offer is a supportive and encouraging and set in a great place to begin your midwifery career. We aim to assist you in further developing your clinical practice and critical thinking skills with a programme and environment that supports your individual needs. Our programme is designed to facilitate the smooth transition from student to practising midwife and the 14-month programme includes supernumerary, reflective, and study days. 

Jean Todd Maternity Service is based in Timaru Hospital and provides care to women in South Canterbury averaging around 550 births per year, ranging from normal and low risk to complex and high needs. 

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is available to graduate midwives who have completed their midwifery education in New Zealand and who are New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents.  For further information on criteria for entry please refer to Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP) - New Zealand College of Midwives - New Zealand College of Midwives

Gradates will be required to be registered and hold a current NZ practising certificate throughout the programme duration.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora – South Canterbury

Integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our women/whanau. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.  

As one of the country’s smaller districts our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of flat structure: processes that run smoothly, and a fun and friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name. This is midwifery as you’ve always imagined it. And if you’re ready to take on this very satisfying role and lifestyle, then it’s time to take the opportunity.

If you want to join our Jean Todd team and make the most of the opportunity we have to offer, apply now!

This moment is yours!

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

Applications close:  OPEN and will close once suitable applicants are identified.







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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: EHAI4138398

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Open