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Associate Director of Midwifery

Taranaki DHB


Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Permanent Position, Full time, 1.0 FTE 
Vacancy number: TAR01973
  • Are you seeking a senior midwifery leadership role supporting change in an adaptive healthcare environment? 
  • Then take this key midwifery leadership opportunity.

The Taranaki DHB is excited to announce newly restructured role for the “Associate Director of Midwifery” (ADOM), within the Maternity and Child Health Service.

The ADOM will have professional and operational management with leadership accountability for the provision of safe clinical care, quality and safety, workforce development, practice standards and the development and implementation of strategy for the directorate of these services. The ADOM will ensure the effective allocation of resources to provide delivery of midwifery and support services that facilitate efficient directorate function and management.

This role is responsible for the efficient and effective operational management of the entire directorate that provides clinical and midwifery leadership to ensure the effective and efficient operation of services that contributes to the overall TDHB strategic plan, Hospital Services plan and the TDHB strategic Midwifery direction. 

You will be offered the opportunity to:
  • Provide effective, visible and accessible professional midwifery leadership which actively strengthens frontline leadership to pursue excellence in midwifery care delivery and best practice standards.
  • Work in partnership with Service Leads to deliver high quality midwifery care within budgeted cost structures.
  • Be accountable for quality improvement programmes and initiatives to ensure safe and high quality midwifery care.
  • Develop Innovative thinking that will transform the patient experience within the services.
  • Strive to eliminate health inequalities and achieve health equity for the Taranaki population.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path.  The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.
The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector.

To be successful it is important that you have:
  • A relevant Post Graduate Qualification, Masters desired.
  • Minimum of at least 7-10 years Midwifery experience post registration with leadership & management experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years professional and managerial experience. 

To view the position description click here.

We invite you to make an online application, please click on “Apply Online” from within this advertisement. 

If you require further information, please contact Lyn Wardlaw (Director of Nursing) on 06 753 6139 or via email; Lyn.Wardlaw@tdhb.org.nz 

Closing date for applications is 6th October, 2019. 

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MidwiferyTaranaki DHB
Location New Zealand
Job Reference Number TCC010020
Classification Midwifery
Sub Classification Midwifery,Midwifery Management
Job Type Full Time
Closing Date 06-10-2019

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