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Chief Nurse (Acute & Specialist Services) (Ref: 31086)

Chief Nurse (Acute & Specialist Services) (Ref: 31086)

Band 8B

Substantive, Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £ 59,539 - £64,095 per annum

Plus Distant of £1,895 per annum

Relocation Assistant of up to £8,000 is offered

An excellent opportunity has arisen to appoint a new Chief Nurse (Acute) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital, which is a Rural General Hospital in Shetland.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, passionate, talented individual who will support the consistent delivery of high standards of care with a focus on improving patient safety and patient experience, in line with the national care assurance framework for Scotland – Excellence in Care.

The post holder will have experience of leading nurses, relevant clinical services and Board wide initiatives. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully leading clinical teams, managing change and putting safety, quality and patient experience at the heart of everything you do.

Joining our organisation as Chief Nurse (Acute) you will be responsible for the strategic and operational development of nursing and clinical services in the Acute and Specialist Services Directorate. This includes leading on unscheduled care, practice education and older peoples care. As part of the Hospital Management Team, the Chief Nurse (Acute) will work collaboratively with other heads of service and senior clinicians to provide assurance to the Executive Team and the Board that robust systems of governance and care assurance are in place and that high quality patient led services are being developed and delivered

As part of the senior nursing/midwifery leadership team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of service plans.

If you are enthusiastic, highly motivated, a great team player and seeking to drive forward the provision of high quality care in Shetland then this is the post for you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Alison Mustard, Chief Nurse (Acute) or Kathleen Carolan, Director of Nursing & Acute Services on 01595 743000

Closing date: 02/11/2020

Interview date: Week commencing 23/11/2020

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 including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

Details of all NHS Scotland Medical Vacancies can be found at

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Chief Nurse (Acute & Specialist Services) (Ref: 31086)

NHS Shetland
Shetland Islands, UK
£59,539 - £64,095 per annum Plus Distant of £1,895 per annum

Published on 2 Nov 2020