District Nurse / Nurse Practitioner (Ref : 51140)
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Band 6 - Salary Range £32,118 - £39,560 per annum plus
Distant Island Allowance of £1,895 per annum
A Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 is available
Are you looking for your next career move?? Want to make a difference to the lives of the community you work and live in through the provision of a holistic truly person-centered service?
Out Skerries is Shetland’s most easterly outpost with a current resident population of 27.
Being the nurse on the non-doctor island of Skerries you will provide a nursing service to the resident population for episodes of both planned and emergency care, acting as first point of contact providing effective nursing assessment and treatment during an emergency situation in liaison with the General Practitioner based on the neighbouring island of Whalsay or in collaboration with the Scottish Ambulance Service.
The postholder is also expected to provide personal care for islanders, as required, in the absence of on-island based social care provision.
You will be an experienced District Nurse or Nurse Practitioner and utilise your Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills and non-medical prescriber status to see and treat individuals with a minor illness / minor ailment independently without regular recourse to a medical practitioner.
Clinical support and supervision is available via the wider Community Nursing team and GPs based on Whalsay.
General IM&T skills, including the ability to record, retrieve and update on clinical systems as well as use Near Me to support clinical consultations are required.
The postholder may also be required to undertake work remotely for other practice areas throughout Shetland based on their clinical expertise.
This will be through technology enabled systems such as Ask My Gp, Near Me, and will be subject to effective telecommunications in order to facilitate this.
The post has a 5 day weekly work pattern of Thursday to Monday, 9am 5pm, to reflect the increased island population at the weekend upon the return of those residents who work outwith the island during the traditional working week of Monday to Friday.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays will be paid at the enhanced rate.
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.
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