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Community Nurse job in Lerwick

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Lerwick ,
Job Ref IRC10523
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Burgh Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LA, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Nursing and Midwifery jobs
Subcategory Community
Contract Type Temporary Full-Time
Salary 22440 - 29034
Hours per week 37.5
Attached File 10523_JD.pdf

Community Nurse – South Team (base – Lerwick) (Ref: IRC10523)
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Band 5 - Salary Range £22,440 - £29,034 per annum
Fixed Term until 31/3/2018 (Secondment considered)

Our vision is to deliver sustainable high quality, local health and care services, that are suited to the needs of the population; to make best use of our community strength, community spirit and involvement; for people to make healthy lifestyle choices, and use their knowledge and own capacity to look after themselves and each other.

We believe that team-working is essential to helping shape our service working with our social care colleagues to bring a truly integrated community service to people living in Shetland. You will be part of a small team of staff that provides quality, person-centred, safe and effective services to the population, delivered in the most appropriate setting for the patient. We are committed to providing appropriate nursing care out of hours. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge in the management of a caseload whilst providing anticipatory and holistic nursing care to meet a diverse range of health needs.

To join our team, you will need to show us your enthusiasm and tell us about your nursing experience; we’re happy to hear from newly qualified nurses as well as experienced nurses looking for a new challenge. We’ll be looking at your communication skills and asking about your experience in leading initiatives to develop community services. Our small teams undertake a wide range of clinical skills; assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care for the practice population. You will need to be able to drive and participate in our regular on-call rota.

This contract is for a fixed-term until 31/03/2018. The reason for the fixed-term contract is secondment 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.

Shetland is our home and we believe it is a wonderful place to live and work – come and see for yourself the low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

If you want to know more about this exciting and interesting post, please call Ian Sandilands, Clinical Team Leader (South) on 01595 743096 or Lorraine Odie on 01595 743093 for an informal discussion. We are keen to welcome applications for the permanent full-time post and would be willing to consider applications from nurses wishing to job-share the post or undertake a fixed term secondment opportunity as a taster to Community Nursing and island life.

Closing date: 14/7/2017
Interview w/c 28/7/2017
We offer relocation assistance of up to £2,333 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,738 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

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.

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