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ODP/Theatre Practitioner/Theatre Nurse

Falkland Islands Government
Falkland Islands (FK)
£33k - £38k plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) & Flights and Relocation Package
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

The FIG Health & Social Services Department are looking for an experienced ODP/Theatre Practitioner/Theatre Nurse to join our small theatre team to provide emergency and elective care to the residents and visitors of the Falkland Islands. We are based in the King Edward Memorial Hospital in the Islands’ capital, Stanley. Here we look after a broad spectrum of patients from newborn to older people of many different nationalities. The service follows UK practices’ and standards of care, modified to meet local needs and circumstances.  

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced ODP/ Theatre Practitioner/ Theatre Nurse to join our existing theatre team. The role involves, but is not limited to, the day to day running of the theatre and sterile services department. Assisting in A&E, the application and care of plaster casts and working in ITU. We run a weekly outpatient/fracture clinic where we list patients for surgery and see any follow-ups, the department also provides a surgical service to visiting specialists.

You will be expected to work independently within a small team and participate in a 24 hour on-call rota to provide emergency care and aeromedical evacuations to Uruguay / Chile. 

The Person

  • HCPC Registered ODP / 1st Level NMC
  • 7 years’ effective experience as a ODP / Theatre Practitioner / Theatre Nurse
  • Has the ability to work and communicate effectively within a busy multidisciplinary team.
  • Is resilient and able to manage complexity and work in a changing environment under pressure.

The Package 

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £33,435 to £38,548 (inclusive of 25% taxable gratuity) depending on qualifications and experience.
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.  

For further information regarding the position please contact Eric Black by emailing or by calling (+500) 28050

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Also please download the attached document, giving you further details regarding the above post.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from some of the Islands beautiful unspoilt beaches. 

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world. For more information go to

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications  17th May 2024
Shortlisting commencing 20th May 2024 
Interviews week commencing 27th May 2024

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