Regsitered Surgical Nurse Required for Shetland

  • Head Medical
  • 13/10/2020
Medical

Job Description

Locum Surgical RGN's Required for ongoing assignment in Shetland.

Head Medical is looking for 2 Registered Nurses with Surgical experience to join the team in Shetland.  

Ideal candidates should have the following:


Full Registration with NMC with no restrictions
Minimum of 18 months post-graduate experience
Surgical ward experience
HDU experience desirable but not essential
Experience in Venepuncture, Cannulation, IV Drug Administration, ECG, ILS, PLS


Job Role:

Full-time hours over days, Night and Weekends.   There will be on-call responsibilities.

Ward One / HDU / DSU provides care to surgical patients within Shetland serving the island's population but also acting as a front-line service for ‘North Sea’ personnel on marine vessels and off-shore installations as the nearest tertiary hospital is 200 miles away.  Patients from a wide range of specialities receive care on the ward, these include ENT, ophthalmology, gynaecology, orthopaedic, paediatric as well as general surgery, High Dependency and Day Surgery.

Patients from a wide range of specialities receive care on the ward/unit, these include ENT, ophthalmology, gynaecology, orthopaedic, paediatric as well as general surgery, High Dependency and Day Surgery.

The ward has 22 beds, 2 which are allocated to High Dependency and a 6 bedded Day Surgery Unit. Occasionally there will be the need to care for medical patients within the high dependency unit and the main ward.

Stabilisation and aero-medical transfer to mainland Scotland.

Travel to and from the island and single accommodation will be provided by the Health Board.

For more information, get in touch.