Job reference: 178548
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 26/02/2024
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 12/02/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Surgical Specialist/General Surgery

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Secondment/Fixed term for 12 months to improve service delivery.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a secondment/fixed term post within B12 in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert due to internal promotion. B12 is a Surgical ward with 16 beds receiving directly from Theatres, SAU and A&E. 

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, kind, caring and hard working Registered Nurse to become a Senior Charge Nurse as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of interpersonal and communication and organisational skills are essential.  You must demonstrate an appetite for life long learning and able to provide evidence of your professional development. 

The candidate must be looking to contribute significantly to the development of acute surgical services in Forth Valley.  Your experience must demonstrate that you are a Clinical expert in your field and able to provide clinical leadership to the surgical team through support and education.  The candidate will also be expected to lead surveillance and audit and support their team with the core dimensions set out in Leading Better Care. Participation on Staff management rota is essential. 

It is expected that the candidate will have a clinical role and work some unsocial hours. Applicants must be able to participate in a rapidly evolving department.  By joining us you will be part of a progressive team committed to diversity, excellence and achievement.  Being flexible to work as the situation and service requires, would be an essential aspect of this post.

For informal enquiries, please contact Kris Robertson, Service Manager on 01324 566186 / kristoffer.robertson@nhs.scot or Heather Riddoch Clinical Nurse Manager on 01324 567248 / heather.riddoch@nhs.scot

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.


NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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