With openings currently in all aspects of adult nursing including general medical and surgical nursing roles, finding an area that interests you has just got easier. Working in an area that interests you, will not only benefit you personally, but will translate into your practice as you care for patients across NHS Fife.
What you’ll do
As a nurse in NHS Fife, the scope of your role will differ depending on which area you chose to work in, but the focus will remain the same; to deliver excellent quality, safe, effective, person centred care.
Where you'll work
This will depend on which team you join. NHS Fife is split into the Acute Services Division and the Health and Social Care Partnership. Within Acute, we incorporate all emergency medical and surgical admissions at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Acute Services are diverse, caring for both adults and children within the Emergency Department within designated in-patient wards.
The Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline incorporates day surgery and endoscopy as well as specialist cancer services and outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation in-patient wards.
Skills and traits
We require registered Adult nurses and would particularly welcome nurses with experience in critical care, emergency and acute admissions, and general medical and surgical specialities. We have roles for nurses in other specialist areas and welcome interest for those able to demonstrate experience in all areas of adult nursing.
Work environment - our teams
We have a host of teams across different directorates, hospitals and community settings.
Emergency Care Directorate, Acute Services Division
In patient specialties: Acute Medical Assessment, Emergency Department, Renal Medicine, Respiratory, Haematology, Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal, Stroke Medicine, General Medicine and Medicine for Elderly Patients.
Out patient specialties: General Out Patients, Diabetic services, Haematology and Oncology as well as Dermatology.
Planned Care Directorate, Acute Services Division
Our Planned Care wards provide specific care to patients requiring emergency and elective surgery. We provide care to various specialities including urology, general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, ENT, theatres, anaesthetics and recovery, as well as endoscopy.
Community, Health and Social Care Partnership
Community hospitals are an evolving care environment which offers multiple opportunities to enhance your nursing career. Community hospitals deliver a range of rehabilitation and specialist care, including end of life care. Our Community Hospitals, Health and Social Care Partnership are
• Cameron Hospital
• Glenrothes Hospital
• Adamson Hospital, Cupar
• St Andrews Community Hospital
• Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline - Wards 5, 6, 7 & 8
Learning and development
If you are interested in following the advanced nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist pathway within NHS Fife, there many opportunities for career development supported by funding to access Post Graduate level studies.
For all nursing staff, guidance will be available and nurtured through personal development planning (PDP).
Community nursing is currently undergoing national transformational change with an emphasis of care being delivered at home or as near to home as possible which in turn is unlocking career developments, opportunities and pathways in this area of nursing.
Whichever area of nursing you choose, your professional approach will be supported and nurtured to help you to be the best you can be.