Senior Staff Nurse

NHS Western Isles

  • Contact: Angus McKellar
  • Reference: SW999/NUR/WI2206/SHO

SENIOR STAFF NURSE Band 6 - £27,635 to £37,010 per annum Plus £1,015 Distant Islands Allowance per annum 37.5 hours per week Permanent Post For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly-motivated nurse to become part of the proposed enhanced nursing team at Uist & Barra Hospital as a Senior Staff Nurse. The Hospital serves the local Island community providing acute and long stay inpatient care along with 24 hour A&E, outpatient and endoscopy services. Working in this environment can be unpredictable and provides continuous opportunities to continually develop your practice. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with a flexible team approach. Extensive post-registration medical, acute care experience is essential. The successful candidate will have clinical responsibility for assessing and managing ill patients in emergency situations and implementing and evaluating plans of care, they must be able to demonstrate clinical excellence in nursing practice, evidence of continuous service improvement and the ability to facilitate and manage change within the clinical environment. There is an expectation that each candidate individually develops and is the responsible identified link person for either A&E/Outpatient or Endoscopy Services. The successful candidate will provide clinical and operational support to the SCN and have the knowledge and experience to act as the Senior Nurse for the hospital in his absence. They will provide nursing leadership and expertise and contribute to the education, training and support of fellow health professionals. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. This post is eligible for relocation expenses. For further information on this post please contact Angus Maclennan, Senior Charge Nurse, 01870 603626. All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: along with a job description and an application form. Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, HS1 2AF. Fòn: 01851 762027. Return completed application form in Word Format to or mail to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Paper copies can be obtained by calling Tel: 01851 762027. Closing Date: 24th January 2019 Job reference: WI2206

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