Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner/Scrub Practitioner

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Theatre Practitioner/Registered Nurse. Surgery encompasses day case elective general surgery, cataracts, oculoplastics, dentals, gynaecology and endoscopy.

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse/ODP to provide an efficient and high quality theatre service. This is an excellent opportunity to work within various specialities in a Rural General Hospital. The successful applicants will be good team players with excellent communication skills and a genuine interest in this field of nursing.

Experience within the peri-operative care setting is essential. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to increase their clinical skills to be able to provide and promote high standards of patient care.

We offer an excellent benefits package, extensive training and development opportunities, and recognised professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes.

We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance.

Caithness is a beautiful county situated in the far North of Scotland offering an excellent lifestyle choice. There is affordable housing, newly built schools and recreational facilities.

This a full-time 37 hour, fixed term post covering maternity leave, working Monday to Friday, shifts subject to service requirements it also has overnight and weekend on-call rotation, therefore the successful applicant will need to be a car driver. Job share applicants and part-time hours may be considered. Fixed term to 25th May 2025.

Informal enquiries are welcomed to Susan Sutherland, Senior Charge Nurse or Karin Rigby, Senior Staff Nurse. Tel: 01955 880333, e-mail or


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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