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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join our School Health team supporting children, young people and their families across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay. This post will be based in Mid...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join our School Health team supporting children, young people and their families across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay. This post will be based in Mid Argyll.  We are looking for a caring, compassionate, skilled and motivated nurse that can deliver care that is safe, effective and person centred to join us. Working in a remote and rural area like Argyll & Bute, offers a unique opportunity to work within dynamic teams with beautiful scenery, in some of the most beautiful and breath-taking landscapes in the UK!

You will have access to clinical supervision and nurse line management support and you will work as part of a wider Multidisciplinary Team, which will provide you with opportunities to work alongside Health, Education, Social Work colleagues amongst others. 

To apply you will required to meet the essential criteria:-

•  You should hold current first level registration as an RGN/RCN with the NMC and be educated to degree level or equivalent
•  Comply with NMC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices
•  Good communication skills, (written and verbal) and dealing with sensitive issues relating to clinical practice
•  Awareness of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its application within a clinical setting.
•  Ability to work independently and as part of a team

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within the Bute and Cowal locality to meet the operational requirements of the Service. This is an exciting time as we maximise the School Nursing contribution and work toward implementing the specialist pathway to improve outcomes of Children and Young People (5-19 years). You will join an established team with a good skill mix and will contribute to the ongoing development of School Nursing across Argyll and Bute.

Argyll and Bute is a beautiful part of the world to live and work, with plenty of opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle, but within commuting distance of the central belt and its associated city life.

Informal enquiries to:
Sandra Gettings – Child Health Manager
Phone: 07890913967

What is it like to work for the Health and Social Care Partnership in Argyll and Bute? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT 

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.

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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