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Head to the Scottish Highlands for career-boosting opportunities

NHS Highland recruitment drive highlights training and development options for nurses, many lifestyle benefits – and, of course, breathtaking scenery

NHS Highland recruitment drive highlights training and development options for nurses, many lifestyle benefits – and, of course, breathtaking scenery

Nurses are being encouraged to head for the Scottish Highlands to forge a new life and career in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

NHS Highland is looking to recruit nurses at all levels as part of its Aim High, Aim Highland campaign, which emphasises the unique opportunities and lifestyle benefits on offer to clinicians.

The Highlands is known for its breathtaking scenery and attractions include the UK’s highest peak Ben Nevis, as well as Loch Ness, home of the mythical monster.

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NHS Highland recruitment drive highlights training and development options for nurses, many lifestyle benefits – and, of course, breathtaking scenery

Nurses at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness

Nurses are being encouraged to head for the Scottish Highlands to forge a new life and career in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

NHS Highland is looking to recruit nurses at all levels as part of its Aim High, Aim Highland campaign, which emphasises the unique opportunities and lifestyle benefits on offer to clinicians.

The Highlands is known for its breathtaking scenery and attractions include the UK’s highest peak Ben Nevis, as well as Loch Ness, home of the mythical monster.

Highlands is ‘a great place to live, work and raise a family’

Director of strategic commissioning, planning and performance at NHS Highland Deborah Jones said moving to the region was an exciting option for nurses looking for a new start and ways to progress their careers.

‘NHS Highland offers exceptional, fast-track career development and training opportunities as well as the region benefiting from a plethora of stunning social, family and outdoor activities available on your doorstep. It is a great place to live, work and raise a family,’ she added.

While it is seeking nurses with all levels of experience, the health board said it was particularly keen to recruit Band 5 nurses.

‘Blended’ roles offer a range of experience

New nursing jobs are on offer with the launch of a new National Treatment Centre in Inverness, which will provide ophthalmology and orthopaedic services, and is due to open in December.

These include ‘blended’ roles that will see nurses work across Inverness’s Raigmore Hospital and the new centre, giving them the chance to specialise as well as gain experience of trauma and other areas at Raigmore.

Recruiting nurses who want to expand their abilities

Ms Jones said the broad spectrum of care provided by the health board, and the region’s geography, provided exceptional opportunities and challenges for nurses.

‘Using clinical skills in some of the country’s most remote and rural environments offers a unique challenge for health and care professionals wanting to work at the top of their license,’ she said.

Current vacancies include Band 5 and 6 ward nurses, theatre nurses and ophthalmology outpatient nurses.

Health board says staff safety and respect is paramount following bullying claims

NHS Highland is recovering from a recent bullying scandal that saw it pay out millions in compensation to staff.

Managers launched what they called a ‘healing process’ and said they were committed to ensuring employees felt safe and respected.


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