An opportunity has arisen in Taihape for an enthusiastic midwife, with an interest in experiencing rural midwifery.  The position would initially be full time fixed term while covering parental leave with the potential to become permanent at the end of the twelve month term.
If you enjoy a rural lifestyle then join us in the beautiful Upper Rangitikei. Central to everywhere and surrounded by bush, magnificent rivers and majestic mountains it is the ideal place to combine lifestyle and work.
You would be working in a well supported team with regular days off. There is plenty of variety, challenges and rewards.
THL has a caseload of between 90-110 women per year, with approximately 35 birthing in our lovely cozy, post-natal unit each year. Water birth and home birth are also options. We are BFHI accredited and enjoy high breastfeeding rates.
All midwives have access to an excellent midwifery education programme 
We welcome your enquiries. Please contact Gemma Kennedy, Clinical Services Manager, Taihape Health Limited. Telephone 06 9010150 or email .
When you are ready to apply please supply your CV and a covering letter to Gemma Kennedy,
PO Box 123, Taihape or email as above.

Midwives from outside the district could be eligible for a relocation grant from the rural Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service. Please call us on 0800midwife to discuss your eligibility for Relocation/Placement Support

Contact RMRR Service for further details. Phone 0800Midwife or 0800 643 9433 to indicate the listing you are interested in, please quote the Date and Town.


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All services are subject to eligibility criteria and/or availability. Register your interest to recieve or provide services through the Rural Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service.




Phone. 0800 MIDWIFE/0800 643 9433
Fax. +64 3 353 1167