We are recruiting Registered Nurses from outside of the UK
Theatre Nurse opportunities – NHS, South West UK
We are the Devon Alliance for International Recruitment and we are part of NHS. We are recruiting overseas are recruiting overseas Theatre Nurses to live and work in the South West of England, UK.
If you are a Registered Nurse with a minimum of 6 months post-qualification experience working in Theatres or have recent Theatre experience, we have fantastic opportunities working as Theatre Nurses for you! We will support your fast relocation to the UK and you could be living and working in the UK in the next few months.
We have Theatre Nurse opportunities in the South West of the UK: Plymouth, Exeter, Torbay and North Devon, Bristol and Salisbury. So, whether you enjoy city living, stunning coastlines and walks on beautiful beaches or a peaceful countryside setting, Devon offers it all. We are within easy reach of international airports and have direct transport links to London.
Our city locations are Plymouth and Exeter. Even though they offer city living, they are not too big or overwhelming: Plymouth’s population is 260,000 and Exeter’s is 137,000. All of our hospital locations are within one to one and a half hours travel from each other by public transport and within 2-3 hours travel from London by train.
University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP):
Plymouth is a port city, called England’s ‘Ocean City’. Plymouth is known for its maritime, seafaring heritage and historic Barbican district with narrow, cobbled streets. In the harbour there are several marinas and a fish market, the ‘Plymouth Fisheries’. The Mayflower Steps are famous as being the place where the Pilgrim Fathers, who set up their settlement in the ‘New World’ in 1620 started the United States of America as we know it today.
UHP is the largest specialist teaching hospital in the south west peninsula and the region’s major trauma centre. A range of specialist services are provided including:
· Kidney transplant
· Pancreatic cancer surgery
· Cardiothoracic surgery
· Bone marrow transplant
· Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery
· Hepatobiliary surgery
· Neonatal intensive care and high-risk obstetrics
· Plastic surgery
· Liver transplant evaluation
· Stereotactic radiosurgery
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (RDUH), Exeter and North Devon Hospitals:
The city of Exeter is situated on the River Exe and is a small, historic city which is full of character and has a great cultural scene. Exeter is the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. It has an array of historic architecture, including Roman ruins, the historical Guildhall and most notably the Cathedral, St Peter's Cathedral which dates back to the 12thcentury and sits at the heart of the city, dominating the skyline.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (Bristol Royal Infirmary) (BRI):
Bristol Plymouth is a port city, with a strong maritime background and a population of over 700,000 people. Today, Bristol’s modern economy is built on creative media, IT and the electronics and aerospace industries. Bristol has been named the first British “European Green Capital” due to its work on recycling and towards making the city carbon-neutral and is regularly voted the best UK city to live and work in. Bristol is a laid-back, friendly city which is diverse and welcoming to newcomers. Bristol is known for its famous Suspension Bridge, it’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and for its buzzing harbour area, which has been redeveloped and is a hub for creative activities. Although a city, you can see the fields beyond the city from the city centre. It’s a large, bustling city without being too overwhelming.
The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is a large, major teaching hospital in the south west of England with 669 beds and close links to Bristol University. It provides acute medicine and surgery, critical care, trauma, orthopaedic and accident and emergency services to the people of Bristol. It is also the South West’s centre for cardio-thoracic services and for cystic-fibrosis care in the region.
A range of specialist services are provided including:
· Acute Medicine department
· Colorectal surgery
· Diabetes and Endocrinology
· Hepato-biliary surgery
· Liver and Hepatology services
· Lung cancer
· Oesophago-gastric surgery
· Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
· Stroke Care
· Trauma and Orthopaedics
· Vascular surgery
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust – Salisbury Hospital
Salisbury is a historic, culturally important English city, with one of the most famous cathedrals in the UK – Salisbury Cathedral - which dates back to the 13th century. An attractive, charming city of over 400,000 people, Salisbury offers an attractive ‘quintessentially’ English city which delights visitors and residents alike. Salisbury has National Parks, World Heritage Sites and Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty, all on the doorstep. It’s ideally placed for you to enjoy small-city living, with the countryside within easy reach. Salisbury has great schools and is a wonderful place to raise a family.
Salisbury Hospital is a large district hospital with 464 beds, located just outside of the city of Salisbury. Salisbury hospital provides care to around 270,000 people across the areas of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire and has long been regarded for the quality of care provided to patients, with an innovative, committed and professional approach. Its history includes: Florence Nightingale caring for patients during the Second World War, advances in plastic surgery and the treatment of burns, spinal injuries and innovation in rehabilitation.
We are also recruiting specialist, Theatre Nurses particularly those with experience in the following areas:
· Plastic surgery experience especially microsurgery
· ENT experience especially major ear surgery
· Max Fax experience
· Recovery practitioners
North Devon - The main acute hospital is situated in the town of Barnstaple. North Devon is a rural, coastal area, known for its dramatic cliffs, wild seas and incredible, vast sandy beaches at locations such as Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay. North Devon’s coastline is award-winning and has been designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The beaches are perfect for swimming and is the leading area for surfing in the UK. North Devon also has the rugged ‘Exmoor’ moors, perfect for those who love walking and exploring the countryside.
The Royal Devon University Heathcare NHS Foundation Trust East (Exeter) and North (Barnstaple) hospitals have recently merged so the healthcare provision stretches across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, with a workforce of over 15,000 staff. Core services are provided for more than 615,000 people, across more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some specialist services cover the whole of the south western peninsula, extending as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The hospitals deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services. Alongside the two acute hospitals, integrated health and social care services are provided across a variety of settings including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. The RDUH also offers primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and the hospitals in Exeterand Barnstaple are both renowned for their research, innovation and links to universities.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSD):
Torbay is known as 'The English Riviera', and contains the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The area is known for beaches such as Babbacombe and the cliffside Oddicombe beach.
Torquay Harbour near the town centre has shops, cafes and a marina. Torre Abbey, a monastery founded in 1196, has art galleries and extensive gardens – any fans of the author Agatha Christie may know she lived and wrote her famous novels in Torquay!
Brixham is a charming coastal town, famous for its attractiveness and its fishing heritage. It still has a thriving fish market, supplying fresh fish to the rest of the UK.The Torbay area is known for its beauty and leisure facilities and, like all of Devon, is a popular destination for holidaymakers. Torbay’s towns are within 10 miles of each other and are easily accessible by public transport.
The Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSD) provides health and social care services to people in their own homes and in the local community. Acute hospital services are provided by Torbay Hospital, located in Torquay and there are five community hospitals across Torbay, from the town of Dawlish to Brixham. TSD supports around 500,000 face-to-face contacts with patients in their homes and communities each year and see over 78,000 people in the A&E (ED) department annually. The local resident population is around 286,000 people, with an additional 100,000 visitors and holidaymakers visiting the area during the summer holiday season.
TSD is seen as pioneering across the English NHS as it was the first NHS Trust in England to integrate hospital and community care with social care.
To be interviewed you must have passed (or be preparing for) you your IELTS or OET English language exam at Level 7 or level B respectively. All Registered Nurses must also register with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):
As a Nurse in the NHS you can expect:
- Annual leave starting at 27 days per year, moving to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years. This is in addition to 8 bank holidays a year.
- A very generous NHS pension scheme
- Employee Assist Schemes
- Yearly Eye Tests
- Yearly Flu Vaccinations
- Healthy Work/ Life Balance
- Union Assistance and Guidance where needed
- Free Occupation Health Assistance
- Maternity/ Paternity/ Adoption Leave after 12 months service
- Flexible Working Where Possible
- A Huge Range of High Street
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Free Coaching and Mentoring
- Professional Development
Our generous offer includes:
· Sponsorship and paid visa
· Paid flight to the UK
· Recognition of your previous experience; you are placed on the pay band (Band 5) accordingly £28,407 to £34,581
Before OSCE you will be paid at the top of a Band 4 which is £27,596
· 2 months free accommodation (single person accommodation) is provided
· Airport transfers, food vouchers, phone card and bank account
· Free accommodation for two months
· NMC registration and IELTS/OET fees reimbursed
· Full pastoral package
· Free healthcare and schooling
· Opportunities for career development
· Eligibility to apply for family visa
· And much more!
We are holding virtual interviews over MS Teams during 2023. Come and meet us - we may have the next step you've been looking for. We hope to see you soon!
NB: We adhere to the World Health Organisation's guidelines on ethical recruitment. If you are in one of the 56 countries which is on the 'Red' or 'Amber' list, we are truly sorry but we cannot accept your application.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 40 per week
Salary: $46,114.21-$55,995.83 per year
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Morning shift
- Night shift
- No weekends
- On call
- Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
- You will be required to relocate to the UK with a relocation package, please only apply if you are willing to relocate to the UK.
- Registered Nursing Licence (required)
- IELTS at 7.0 or OET at B (required)
Work Location: On the road