Staff Nurse, Band 5 – Medical Ward (IRC17530)

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Staff Nurse, Band 5 – Medical Ward (IRC17530)

Substantive post – up to full time – 37½ hours per week

Fixed term contracts until Oct 2019 & Jan 2020 up to full-time - 37½ hours per week

Salary Range £23,113 - £29,905 per annum pro rata


Our 22 bedded Medical Ward delivers generalist care to patients from babies to older people.  These patients may be suffering from a variety of acute conditions including asthma, myocardial infarction, diabetes and stroke. Whilst also delivering rehabilitation to patients with chronic respiratory conditions and coronary heart disease.  We also stabilise patients prior to transfer to specialist services, including psychiatry, on the UK mainland. 


You will be a qualified Registered Nurse preferably with post registration medical experience.  A commitment to delivering evidenced based care and patient safety is essential.  Surgical nursing experience, level 2 care delivery, mentorship skills and the ability to undertake extended roles are desirable.


The fixed term aspect of this advert is for a fixed-term for up to 12 months. The reason for the fixed-term contract is maternity leave cover.  If you wish to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity, you will need to discuss with your line manager before submitting an application.


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


For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Astles, Senior Charge Nurse or Heather Tulloch, Senior Staff Nurse on 01595 743000 Ext 3156.


Closing date:               3rd February 2019

Interview date:                        w/c 18/02/2019


A Distant Island Allowance of £1,791 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions) is also payable.  We also offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000, pro-rata for fixed term contracts.


For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email


External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-




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.


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

NHS Shetland
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Lerwick, Highlands and Islands (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1595 743060

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11 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Shetland
Salary: Salary Range £23,113 - £29,905 per annum pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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