Are you an experienced Community Psychiatric Nurse with excellent people skills keen to embrace the opportunity to work in a small diverse professional team making a difference to our community?
If so, look no further than this advertisement…
The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has an opportunity for a Community Psychiatric Nurse interested in expanding their horizons to live and work in our beautiful islands.
The caseload is very wide-ranging including children, adults under 65 and adults over 65, acute, severe and enduring mental health problems and on an inpatient and outpatient basis and as such is very unique requiring a depth of knowledge and experience not expected in other modern societies.
We are looking for someone with a First Level Degree (or equivalent) in Nursing, enabling registration as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)/ Psychiatric Nurse in the UK or equivalent overseas qualifications. 3 years post-registration experience as a qualified mental health / psychiatric nurse with the ability (or capacity and aptitude to learn) to independently assess, implement and develop programmes of care.
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Starting Salary - £31,577 up to £35,133 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £38,998.
- Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
- 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
- Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.
For further information regarding the position please contact Mandy Heathman, Chief Nursing Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+500) 28052.
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to email@example.com before the closing date.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications - 30 January 2022 @ 1930GMT
Shortlisting commencing - 01 February 2022
Interviews commencing - 07 February 2022
Health & Social Services Department
The Health and Social Services Department is one of the Directorates of the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) which offers a range of fulfilling job opportunities across the full spectrum of public services. Working in the Health and Social Services means that the successful applicant will be able to work in team providing a wide range of health care to our community.
Exciting developments in the Hospital include a new CT Scan, Mammography unit and plans for a new operating theatre along with a separate scheme to build a Vulnerable Person’s residential facility to be known as Tussac House.
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.