Staff Nurse - Day Surgery Unit/Ambulatory Care Unit (Ref: 189720) Substantive Full time 37 hours per week Band 5 Salary Range £30,229 - £37,664 per annum plus Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum Relocation...

Staff Nurse - Day Surgery Unit/Ambulatory Care Unit (Ref: 189720)

Substantive

Full time 37 hours per week

Band 5 Salary Range £30,229 - £37,664 per annum

plus Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 is available


Our 12 bedded unit provides care to adult and paediatric patients from a wide range of specialities including ENT, ophthalmology, Max Fax, Dental, orthopaedic, as well as Endoscopy and general surgery.


The Ambulatory Care Unit is 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.


You will be responsible for all aspects of care for patients undergoing planned surgery, the day surgery unit is also utilised for admission of inpatient planned surgery - these patients are transferred to the surgical inpatient ward from recovery. 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 and participate in ward audit, clinical quality indicators and patient opinion.


You will be a Registered General Nurse keen to obtain surgical care knowledge and experience and long term condition care. Previous surgical experience would be an advantage, though not necessary. Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential. You will have excellent communication skills and flexibility to work across other areas of the organisation, either hospital or community based, as required, is also 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 www.shetland.org and/or https://www.shetland.org/life


For an informal discussion please contact SCN Sheila Umphray on 01595 743359 .


Closing date: 21/07/24


Interviews will be held: Week beginning  29/07/24


If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at https://jobseekersupport.jobtrain.co.uk/support/home 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.


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