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Theatre Practitioner

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Pound Sterling icon £33,435 to £38,548 (inclusive of 25% taxable gratuity) depending on qualifications and experience
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Calendar icon 22 Apr 2024
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The FIG Health & Social Services Department is 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 of all ages, and many different nationalities. The service follows UK practices and standards of care, modified to meet local needs and circumstances. 

ODP / Theatre Practitioner
Stanley, Falkland Islands

  • FTC up to 4 years
  • £33,435 to £38,548 (inclusive of 25% taxable gratuity) depending on qualifications and experience

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 an 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 the 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.


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 the 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.

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.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

Close date: 17 May 2024

Interviews week commencing: 27 May 2024

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

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