Senior Community Nurse

NHS Highland
Campbeltown, Argyll
26830 - 35933
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



22.5 HOURS


£26,830 - £35,933 pro rata


The beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Gigha is 7miles long and 1.5 miles wide with 30 miles of coastline featuring indented rocky shores interspersed with white sandy bays. It is a very fertile island benefiting from the mild climate caused by the North Atlantic Drift of the Gulf Stream and has many attractions for tourists who enjoy the varied wildlife and walks. There are 167 inhabitants on the island. A three bedroom furnished house is available to live in while on duty, this is situated next door to the surgery in the middle of the village in the most populated part of the island.

We are looking for a proactive, innovative community nurse to join our team. The post holder will relieve the caseload holder providing 24 hr cover for the nursing needs of the community. You will have a range of clinical experience including clinical assessment skills and emergency medicine. You will be a first responder for all medical emergencies, working alongside other agencies to provide a coordinated approach to any emergency incident.

Working in partnership with other agencies you will ensure that the best outcomes are achieved for every patient. You will work closely with the Kintyre Medical Group to provide a service to the practice population undertaking drop in clinics at the surgery as well as carrying out structured chronic disease management and recall.

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work on your own initiative are essential.

Experience of working from PGD's is required and Nurse or Independent prescribing qualification is desirable. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience of island life and to be part of a new neighbourhood model of care. The post holder will be supported by the Community Nursing Team and the Practice Nursing Team.

Informal enquiries to: Caroline Henderson, Acting Team Lead. Phone. Email:

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail -

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote job reference number 18ab/030 in the subject line of your e-mail or enquiry.

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