Registered Nurse - Theatre or Operating Department Practitioner - Orkney
Offered by NHS Orkney
- Job Sector: Registered Nurse - Theatre or Operating Department Practitioner
- Location: The Balfour - Orkney
- Salary: Band 5 £27,418 - £34,229 including Distant Islands Allowance pro rata per annum
- Closing Date: 22/05/2022
Registered Nurse - Theatre or Operating Department Practitioner
Band 5 £27,418 - £34,229 including Distant Islands Allowance pro rata per annum
1 x Full time 37.5 hours per week – Fixed Term or Secondment* for 12 months
1 x Part time 24 hours per week – Permanent
Relocation Assistance may be available**
An excellent opportunity has arisen for two fantastic Registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners to join our small Theatre team.
This post offers a unique and exciting opportunity to gain knowledge and skills with a broad range of specialties, and gain new skills assisting in theatre, with the anaesthetic, scrub, circulating and recovery of patients. NES anaesthetic competency training will be provided to the successful candidate if not already obtained.
You will work with a multi-professional team to ensure a high standard of care is given to defined patient groups attending Outpatients, Day Unit and Theatre. An out of hours, on call service is provided by Theatre staff which you would be expected to participate in.
You will be required to have evidence of post registration nursing experience, or experience working as an Operating Department Practitioner, excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.
With our new Hospital & Healthcare Facilities just open with state-of-the-art technology this is an excellent time to join NHS Orkney.
Orkney lies off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O'Groats and the Shetland Isles. The total population is approximately 22,000 with most people living on the Mainland. Kirkwall, the capital, with a population of 7,500, it is the administrative centre of Orkney with a good mix of shops, supermarkets and businesses.
Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and has been voted the happiest place to live in the UK, offering excellent schools, good leisure facilities, low crime and pollution, unique wildlife, and amazing scenery. The excellent ferry and air connections make travel to the Scottish mainland, Shetland, and even Norway quite easy. There is a rich archaeological history to be explored, as well as many outdoor pursuits, including diving in Scapa Flow, kayaking, walking, cycling, bird watching, and many more. Orcadian culture is rich, with music and arts and crafts well represented, and the St Magnus Music Festival in June is internationally renowned.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Pamela Walker - Senior Charge Nurse, at email@example.com
Closing date: 22 May 2022.
This post is subject to a Protecting-Vulnerable-Groups scheme record check.
*Please note, if you wish to apply as a Secondment Opportunity, please discuss and agree with your line manager prior to submitting an application.
**An excellent relocation package of up to £8,000 is available depending on eligibility. Distant Islands Allowance, which is currently £1,314 pro rata per annum, is also included into the NHS Orkney salaries.