Senior Community Nurse

NHS Highland - More jobs by this advertiser
37.5 HOURS
£30,401 - £38,046

The beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Gigha is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with 30 miles of coastline featuring indented rocky shores interspersed with white sandy bays. It is a very fertile island benefiting from the mild climate caused by the North Atlantic Drift of the Gulf Stream and has many attractions for tourists who enjoy the varied wildlife and walks. There are 167 inhabitants on the island. A three bedroom furnished house is available to live in while on duty, this is situated next door to the surgery in the middle of the village in the most populated part of the island.

We are looking for a proactive, innovative community nurse to join our team. The post holder will relieve the caseload holder providing 24 hr cover for the nursing needs of the community. You will have a range of clinical experience including clinical assessment skills and emergency medicine. You will be a first responder for all medical emergencies, working alongside other agencies to provide a coordinated approach to any emergency incident.

Working in partnership with other agencies you will ensure that the best outcomes are achieved for every patient. You will work closely with the Kintyre Medical Group to provide a service to the practice population undertaking drop in clinics at the surgery as well as carrying out structured chronic disease management and recall.

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work on your own initiative are essential. Experience of working from PGD's is required and Nurse or Independent prescribing qualification is desirable. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience of island life and to be part of a new neighbourhood model of care. The post holder will be supported by the Community Nursing Team and the Practice Nursing Team.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Argyll & Bute to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Informal enquiries to: Caroline Henderson, Acting Team Lead. Phone: 01586 555852. Email:

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel 01546 606788 (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail -

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


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NHS Highland

Inverness, (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1463 704000

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13 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Isle of Gigha
Salary: £30,401 - £38,046 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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