Do you want to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of a unique and vibant island community? Would you like to work in a stunning natural environment and still have time to see the penguins? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.
Support the provision of a nurse-led community psychiatric service for the whole community, treating a wide-ranging caseload of all ages including children and adolescents, adults under 65 and those over 65. You will treat patients experiencing acute distress, as well as supporting those with severe and enduring mental health conditions, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
The individual will also contribute to the promotion of emotional and mental wellbeing within the Falkland Islands community, using relevant up-to-date evidence-based policies, procedures and guidelines, within the constraints of the limited resources of the Falkland Islands Health Service.
We are looking for an approachable, professional and resilient registered mental health nurse, with a minimum of three years post-registration experience and a mature and empathetic approach to health-care delivery.
You will need to be self-sufficient and comfortable taking the lead on a patient's individual care plan, working without direct supervision from a consultant psychiatrist.
- Minimum 3 Years Post-Registration experience as a qualified mental health nurse.
- Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) Status from the UK or equivalent.
- Able to work well within a small team and in a joined-up fashion with other agencies and professionals.
- Responsive to the needs of the service, including ability to work unsocial hours as planned and occasional on-call duties.
- Comfortable using a computer and maintaining appropriate electronic patient records. Experience with EMIS is desirable.
- Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range: £30-39k, starting salaries will be dependent upon experience.
- 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