Community Psychiatric Nurse

Falkland Islands
££ Competitive (starting salaries will depend on qualifications and experience).
08 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Mental Health

Remember why you became a Nurse?

Want to get back to delivering truly patient-focused care and still have time to enjoy life in a unique setting?

If you have the qualifications and skills we ask for, a sense of adventure and a true desire to make a real difference to your patients’ lives, Apply now!

Set in the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands’ King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) is looking for new colleagues to join our existing team of friendly and experienced professionals.  KEMH has 29 beds and provides in-patient care to all patients needing admission, whether new-borns or adults, residents or visiting tourists and foreign nationals. The hospital’s caseload includes those with serious illnesses, trauma, coronary conditions, mental health problems, maternity, emergency and elective surgery, palliative and terminal care.

Community Psychiatric Nurse: 

As a qualified mental health / psychiatric nurse,  this post holder will assist with the provision of our generic community psychiatric service which contributes to the promotion of the emotional and mental wellbeing within the Falkland Islands community.  You will have a relevant degree (or equivalent) enabling registration as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)/ Psychiatric Nurse in the UK (or equivalent overseas qualifications) and 3 years post-registration experience as a community mental health / psychiatric nurse.

The Package

Salary: ££ Competitive (starting salaries will depend on qualifications and experience).

Other Benefits: Includes eligibility for a 25% end of contract gratuity set against a favourable tax regime, in addition to relocation and flight package, and 41 days leave (inclusive of public holidays).

Contract Type: Fixed term appointments up to 4 years, with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement.

In return for your passion, creativity and hard work, we offer a real opportunity to help people optimise health within the resources of our beautiful islands.

What staff have said about working in these roles:

“Being able to nurse in different specialities - this really would not be possible in the UK”

“Less patient-to-nurse ratio which means more time for patients and better care delivery”


For more information and to apply online, please visit our new recruitment website: Click the apply button.  


Applications close at 19.00 UK time, 31st January 2019.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link or you can contact our Recruitment Officer directly by emailing or calling (+500) 27420.

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