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Staff Nurse, Band 5 – Medical Ward job in Shetland

Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC17530
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Main Category Nursing and Midwifery jobs
Subcategory General Medicine
Additional Options Staff Nurse
Contract Type Temporary Part-Time
Salary £23,113 - £29,905 per annum pro rata
Hours per week 22.5
Employer Type Direct Employer
Attached File 17530 JD.pdf

Staff Nurse, Band 5 – Medical Ward (IRC17530)

Part Time – 22.5 hours per week, fixed term contract for 12 months

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.

This contract is for a fixed-term for 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 Ingrid Sutherland/ Heather Tulloch, Senior Staff Nurses on 01595 743000 Ext 3156.

Closing date: 7th October 2018

Interview date: w/c 29th October 2018

A Distant Island Allowance of £1,738 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions) is also payable. We also offer relocation assistance of up to £4,000.

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

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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