Are you an experienced nurse with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent people skills keen to embrace the opportunity to work in a small team making a difference to our community?
Are you ready for the adventure of living in a beautiful, fascinating and unique country?
If so, look no further than this advertisement…
The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has excellent opportunities over the next few months for nurses interested in expanding their horizons to live and work in our beautiful islands.
The KEMH is the present base for all the Islands Health services. We are looking at developing the nursing care provision and want to recruit the right applicants who will be currently registered with NMC or equivalent to fill the following posts:
Registered Nurse – working on the one ward welcoming all inpatient admissions whatever the patient’s age or condition as well as providing out of hours urgent care and working closely with the community team
Nursing Sister/Midwife – dual qualified and registered, you will work in the nursing team and with KEMH colleagues to provide nursing and midwifery care
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
Competitive Salary - depending on qualifications and experience
- 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 - 03 Janaury 2022 @ 1930GMT
Shortlisting Commencing - 05 Janaury 2022
Interviews Commencing - 10 Janaury 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.