Staff Nurse – NHS Scotland – Shetland

Staff Nurses – Accident and Emergency/Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) (Ref: 67537)

Substantive and Fixed Term Opportunities available

Full-time (37.5 hours per week) and Part Time hours available

Band 5 – Salary Range £26,104 – £32,915 per annum (pro rata)

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,971 per annum (pro rata)

Relocation Assistance of up to £8,000 (pro rata for fixed term posts)

We are looking to appoint Registered Nurses with post registration nursing experience – current A&E nursing experience would be desirable but is not essential. You will participate in the treatment of patients in A&E and Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) which will be a split site area from the main accident and emergency department, where we will strive to give patients an excellent standard of care in an extremely busy environment that is both challenging and rewarding. You will learn many new skills and enable patients to have the best possible standard of care.

You will have good communication skills and be willing to undertake extended role developments and mentor preparation. In your application you should demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning for development of clinical skills. There is a commitment to do rotational night duty.

Two of these posts are on a fixed term basis. The first post is for a fixed term of 12 months. The reason for the fixed term contract is maternity leave cover. The second post is for a fixed term until 30/09/2022. The reason for the fixed-term contract is A&E is currently undergoing a test of change pilot for same day emergency care as part of the remobilisation of A&E services to improve patient flow and patient care experience. As a key member of the nursing team, you will be focussed and determined in order to maintain a high level of service. If you wish to apply for either of these posts 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 Aimee Sutherland, Senior Charge Nurse on 01595 743000 Ext 3116

Closing date: 26th September 2021

Interview date: TBA


For more information and to apply:

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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