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Job reference: 168609
Salary: Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)
Job closing date: 13/11/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: University Hospital Hairmyres
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 06/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lanarkshire
Department: Care of the Elderly

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The Role

We are looking for a motivated and caring Registered nurse with a current NMC Adult nursing registration to work within one off our acute medical wards for older adults.

The Registered Nurse will have responsibility for assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and discharge planning. Ward 13 is a 24-bed acute medical ward for older adults; and most of the patients are admitted to us from acute receiving areas.  Once the patients are stabilised they are generally transferred to a rehabilitation unit or if well enough discharged home.

Our ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in acute medicine and the care of older adults, have excellent communication and organisational skills and have previous knowledge and experience in an acute medical environment.  However, enthusiasm for the role and a desire to deliver high quality nursing care is paramount and newly Registered Nurses will be considered and given the opportunity to develop their skills in an acute hospital ward in a friendly and supportive environment.

NHS Lanarkshire

Have you always wanted to work with NHS Lanarkshire? Then this might be the opportunity for you to join Team Lanarkshire!

Here at NHS Lanarkshire, we put the patient at the heart of everything we do. Each colleague within the organisation plays a key role in how we deliver our healthcare services.

We proudly serve a population of 655,000 across rural and urban communities in in both North and South Lanarkshire. NHS Lanarkshire is comprised of Acute Services (which currently provide hospital based services over 3 main sites), Corporate & Property & Support Services, North and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships which provide integrated primary healthcare and social care services to local communities and surrounding areas.

What we'll need you to bring

  • Registered Nurse with a current UK NMC Registration
  • The post holder will be required to demonstrate excellent team working skills with the ability to work using own initiative
  • Effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with people and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Working knowledge of basic information technology

It would be great if you also have

  • Experience in an acute medical/ care of the older adult ward
  • Educated to degree level or post registration courses
  • Evidence of CPD e.g. Flying Start, meeting PREP standards, Cleanliness Champion
  • Previous Registered Nursing position
  • Evidence of post registration skills e.g. IV Drug therapy, cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Evidence of positive role modelling
  • Ability to use NHS Patient Management Systems

Contract type


Full time

37.5 hours

Location and Working Pattern

This role will be based in Ward 13, within University Hospital Hairmyres

The working pattern for this role is to be discussed with the Charge Nurse.

Looking to find out more?

If you’re looking to find out a bit more, then we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Helen MacLeod, Charge Nurse on

For enquiries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Lynn Deas, Recruitment Administrator on remember to include the job title and reference number in your email)

Why NHS Lanarkshire?

Join us and you will discover a supportive environment where you will have the chance to add to your skills and further your career.

Some of NHS Lanarkshire’s benefits include:

  • A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing with length of service

  • A minimum of 8 days of public holidays

  • Membership of NHS Pension Scheme, with life insurance benefits (for more information on the NHS Pension Scheme visit the Scottish Public Pension)

  • Paid sick leave increasing with length of service

  • Occupational health services

  • Employee Counselling services

  • Work-life Balance policies and procedures

NHS Lanarkshire have a range of support services on topics that can impact both on your working and personal life including occupational health, spiritual care and independent counselling. This support can be accessed using the links on this page.

Further Information

For more information on the role, please refer to the Job Description. If you’re looking for more information on the recruitment process, organisation or the services we provide, please refer to our information pack, or our recruitment webpage.

Additional Information for Applicants

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In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

We anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once sufficient applications are received.  Please complete and submit your application early.

*Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

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NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any Worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. Candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship can access further information at  Skilled worker Visa and all current immigration rules are available at

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