Island Cottage Hospital Staff Nurse

Island Cottage Hospital Staff Nurse

Alderney, Channel Islands

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Alderney, Channel Islands

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£Bonus, £6,600 relocation

We are seeking an experienced General Nurse seeking a totally unique opportunity to join the team at the ‘cottage’ Hospital on the beautiful Isle of Alderney, in the Channel Islands.
The Hospital is the only healthcare facility on the island delivering a range of healthcare services for the 2,300 people of Alderney.
Supported by local GP’s, the small but vital hospital has 14 continuing-care beds and 8 general-care beds that are used for medical and minor injuries admissions.
Acutely-ill, Maternity and Paediatric patients are treated in nearby Guernsey who send a critical care team if neccessary to stabilise and transfer.

This is an exciting and varied role, where you will have time to care for your patients.
You may rotate across all areas of care including; admissions, general inpatients, elderly care and treatment room.
You will act as a supervisor to nursing auxiliaries, and support new qualified staff in post.
You will quickly become integral to the very fabric of the island, looking after those who need it most.

Alderney is the third largest of the five islands that make up the ‘Bailiwick’ of Guernsey, not far from the French coast. The island boasts elegant beaches, historic fortifications, and a small castle
Alderney offers a relaxed way of life, in a safe environment, where quality time is easy to find and where a beach or stunning cliff top view is at the end of every road and path. Offering a great selection of places to eat, a fascinating history and unique wildlife and birdlife
Take a look at this short, informative video on life in Alderney – here.

The States of Guernsey who has adopted the AfC banding system, but have applied their own salary scale.
The current Guernsey Band 5 salary range is £34,876 to £44,981 plus an annual bonus of £1,517 and higher unsocial hours enhancements; 36% evening/Saturday and 72% Sunday/BH.
Annual leave starts at 36 days up to 42 days with full credit for NHS service for annual leave and sick leave.

Person requirements:

Registered Nurse with full registration with the NMC.
Ideally one year post-registration experience with experience in Acute/General Medicine and/or Aged Care.
Newly or soon-to-qualify Nurses with appropriate placement experience are welcome to apply, subject to current numbers of available senior staff in post at the time.
A very flexible approach to a totally unique rural and remote setting.

The benefits of working for the States of Guernsey (incl. Alderney) include:
– A higher-than-UK salary.
– A generous bonus scheme; £1,517 annually and an additional £3,000 at completion of 2 & 4 years (ongoing annual bonus thereafter)
– A flat rate 20% income tax.
– No Council tax or VAT
– A relocation payment of £6,600*
– Three months free on-site Staff Accommodation or a generous allowance for private rental accommodation*
– A continental lifestyle, where the people are friendly, and crime is very low.
*Full T&C in relocation directive

Jarrodean is a leading healthcare recruitment partner with particular expertise in the placement of the full range of Nursing staff.
As a nurse-led consultancy, our detailed understanding of the unique challenges of Remote/Island Nursing places us in an excellent position to match your skills with the specific requirements of our Recruiting Managers.

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