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Nurse - Adult

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Registered nurses (adult) care for sick patients aged 16 and over in hospital or the community. They help patients deal with illness, treatment and recovery by assessing patients’ needs.

The Work

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Pay

On the NHS Agenda for Change pay scales a newly qualified nurse is on Band 5, £26,104 to £32,915 a year. A senior (charge nurse) or specialist nurse is on Band 6, £33,072 to £40,736 a year.

The current pay scales are from April 2021.

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Getting In

Most registered nurses work for the National Health Service (NHS). You could also work with a nursing agency, hospice, in a private hospital or nursing home, with the armed services or in a prison. You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2022
75823
1 %
RISE
2027
76615

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What Does it Take?

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Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government runs the One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG) Scheme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The positions are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Scotland Careers.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Tel: 020 7637 7181
E-mail: UKenquiries@nmc-uk.org
Website: https://www.nmc.org.uk
Twitter: @nmcnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmcuk

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