Remember why you chose to become a nurse? Do you want to get back to delivering truly patient-focused care? How about living within a thriving community, set in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.
The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, Falkland Islands will give you experience of caring for a diverse range of patients from Paediatrics to Care of the Elderly; medical, surgical and obstetrics, in addition to casualty (Accident & Emergency). We are the only hospital in the Falkland Islands and along with our outpatient clinics, we have 18 acute beds, one maternity bed, a single bedded isolation unit, a two bedded intensive care unit and seven long-stay nursing beds.
You will be given dedicated time to learn and develop your own skills by working very closely with our multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced senior nurses and clinicians. In addition to our full time GPs, we have a Consultant Surgeon and a Consultant Anaesthetist within the hospital. Visiting Specialists also come to the Hospital regularly, mainly from the UK, to provide care for our patients.
The range of patient conditions you will treat and the specialities you will cover are hard to match in a single ward in the UK. You will work across disciplines, allowing you to develop your skills as a true generalist. Due to the size of the hospital and the number of inpatients we treat, we are able to provide dedicated one-to-one care to our patients in a non-pressured environment.
Whether you are recently qualified or an experienced nurse looking for a change, we are looking for flexible, registered nurses to join our team.
Although you will be expected to work flexibly across an on-call rota, nursing in the Falkland Islands will allow you both the time to care for your patients and for yourself, giving you the opportunity to explore this fantastic community and enjoy the beautiful landscape and stunning wildlife.
- UK NMC Registration, Registered Nurse (RN) or equivalent.
- Nursing degree or equivalent qualification and work experience.
- Evidence of continuing professional development, enabling revalidation.
- ‘Can-do’ style, reflecting the needs of the role to be flexible and multi-disciplined across a range of nursing specialisms.
- Good bedside manner, sensitive and empathetic to the spoken and unspoken needs of patients, families and colleagues.
- Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range: £25-34k, starting salaries will be dependent upon experience and grade.
- 25% Gratuity paid upon successful completion of the contract.
- 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave)
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights package for you and your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
- Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you get settled in.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application via our online vacancy page, by clicking on the 'Apply Online' button and completing the form.
Applications will be open until 16.00 UK Time, 13.00 Falklands Time on Monday 28th January.
If you have any questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, CVs sent directly via email will not be considered without a completed application form.
The Working Environment
Health & Social Services
Based out of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands, as well as social services and welfare provision for those most in need.
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, low crime, 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.
Working for 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 and living in the Falkland Islands, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk