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Community Nurse West Team

Community Nurse West Team

Posted 9 August by NHS Orkney
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Have you ever considered working in one of Scotland’s most northerly NHS Island Boards? NHS Orkney is working hard to become the best remote and rural health care provider in the UK – do you want to help us achieve our ambition?

We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Nurse with a passion for clinical care, a strong team-work ethic and the aspiration to develop skills in Remote and Rural Practice in Community Nursing as part of the Orkney Health and Care Partnership. If being part of a supportive and flexible team, whilst working in a place with a strong sense of community, appeals to you, then consider joining us and help us to provide high quality patient care and achieve excellence.

The Community Nursing Team on the Orkney Mainland are responsible for assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of care to individuals and families, in liaison with the Senior Community nurse for the area.The post holder will primarily be based on the Mainland but suitably experienced applicants maybe expected to work in the Isles as required.

Applications are sought from registered nurses who are confident in their ability to work autonomously and as part of the wider primary care team. Excellent communication and observational skills are essential. Previous nursing experience is desirable and community nursing experience would be advantageous, however registered nurses wishing to develop their skills in Community nursing would be considered.

It is essential that the post holder has access to transport and if driving themselves, should hold a full driving licence. If by virtue of a disablement, an applicant has the qualifications to perform the post but cannot drive, then the possibility of adjustments to arrange transport will be considered.

For those interested in working with us in 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.

Reference: 38205217

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