Staff Nurse - Ward 1, HDU & Day Surgery

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Staff Nurses Ward 1, HDU and Day Surgery (Ref: 175634) (Rotational post requiring both day and night shift working) Various posts up to Full Time hours – (37.5 hours per week) Substantive Band 5 -...

Staff Nurses

Ward 1, HDU and Day Surgery (Ref: 175634)

(Rotational post requiring both day and night shift working)

Various posts up to Full Time hours – (37.5 hours per week) Substantive

Band 5 - Salary Range £30,229 - £37,664 per annum (pro-rata for part time posts)

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £2,256 per annum (pro rata for part time posts)

and Relocation Assistance of up to £8,000 available

Our surgical ward provides care to adult and paediatric patients from a wide range of specialities including ENT, Ophthalmology, Max Fax, Dental, Orthopaedic, paediatric, as well as general surgery. This busy, diverse ward has 22 beds and incorporates both a 2 bedded critical care unit and 12 bedded day surgery unit. Ambulatory Care is provided within the day surgery unit for long term condition care, biologic infusions, pre subcutaneous biologic injection workup, undertaking bloods and information sharing to these patients, having an interest in Disease Activity Scoring (DAS) and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). Assisting clinicians when administering maintenance and termination of regional or local anaesthetics. Application of Qutensa patches to patients requiring this procedure.

As a staff nurse Ward1 /HDU/DSU will be responsible for all aspects of care for patients undergoing surgery both as emergencies and list admissions. Part of your responsibility will be to ensure the environment is safe and effective for delivery of care to adults and children. You will provide excellent care from admission to discharge. You will participate in ward audit, clinical quality indicators and safety cross data collection. Flexibility to work in other areas of the organisation, either hospital or community based, is also essential.


You will be a Registered General Nurse keen to obtain surgical care knowledge and experience.  Previous surgical experience would be an advantage, though not necessary. Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential.


Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to and/or

For an informal discussion, please contact Sheila Umphray or Heather Grant on 01595 743359.

Closing date:   25/02/2024

Interview date:          TBA

These posts do not include support packages for international recruits who are required to sit their OSCE, international recruitment adverts will be supported again in due course.

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.