Community Nurse (Ref: 23330)

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Community Nurse (Ref: 23330)

Isles Team, Base: Unst

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Band 5 - Salary Range £25,100 – 31,649 per annum

plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,895 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available


We’re looking for you to come and join us in Shetland!


If you are a dynamic, enthusiastic, community nurse keen on helping shape our service through working in partnership with our health and social care colleagues to deliver a truly integrated community service to people living in Unst, the most northerly of the British Isles, then we’d love you to join us.


We offer you the opportunity to support the existing Isles Community Nurse team, assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care for the practice population of Unst.   Working alongside other Community Nursing team members you will provide daytime cover, over a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week participating in an on call service in the out of hours period to respond to any urgent or emergency care needs of the population.   As there is a regular on-call commitment with this post, it is necessary to live on Unst in order to fulfil this.


Whilst working with us you will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge in providing anticipatory and holistic nursing care to meet a diverse range of health needs within the population.  In addition, due to the island location, there is an opportunity to work with the General Practitioner and the First Response ambulance crews to support both the management of acutely unwell or injured patients on Unst and during their transfer to hospital on mainland Shetland.


Although based on Unst it is a requirement of NHS Shetland that you are prepared to work at any of the bases throughout Shetland should the need occur.   It is also essential that you are a car driver and have access to your own vehicle for work purposes.


If you are interested in discussing this post or other opportunities within the community nursing service, please contact:

Elaine Maguire, Clinical Team Lead (North) on 07771380954 / 01806 522905 / [email protected] or

Ian Sandilands, Clinical Team Lead (South) on 01595 743096 or

Edna Mary Watson Chief Nurse (Community) on 01595 743377


Closing date:               14th June 2020

Interviews date:           9th July 2020


For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:


External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-


If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at [email protected] 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

NHS Shetland
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Lerwick, Highlands and Islands (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1595 743060

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1 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Shetland
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Healthcare and Medical
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