Roles & opportunities

In Aotearoa, midwives are the main provider of care for all tangata (people) who are pregnant whether that is in the community or in a maternity hōhipera (hospital). Across Canterbury, we have 7 maternity facilities; of which 6 are midwifery-led units (urban and rural) and a secondary/tertiary unit for specialist care.

Being a midwife with Te Whatu Ora waitaha means you can contribute your diverse background, care and skills to provide exceptional midwifery care that honours and supports pregnant tangata, their whānau (family) and pēpi (baby) during a special and challenging time in their lives. 

Rotational placements in the antenatal/postnatal and birthing suite areas of our secondary/tertiary units or combining work in this unit with some work in our community units to help maintain competency and develop skills across all areas of midwifery practice.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital sits within the health precinct of Te Whatu Ora Waitaha. Ara and the School of Midwifery is on our doorstep, providing a close connection between the current and future midwifery workforce.

What we're proud of

  • Working hard to maintain community birthing options
  • Leading the way in maternity care
  • Innovative ways of working
  • Close working relationships with Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) who work in the community.
  • Being part of the Maternity strategy rollout that will endeavour to be led by our community
  • Having the National office of the profession on our doorstep here in Canterbury
  • Supporting educational and leadership opportunities for our midwives.


How to join the kapa (team)

We welcome all healthcare professionals who are seeking new challenges and opportunities to join us. For more enquiries contact Stephanie Keene

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