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Acute Specialist Nurses


What We Can Offer You

We have a range of vacancies for experienced and newly qualified nurses to join our innovative and dynamic teams across NHS Lothian – providing you with the opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge and exposure to multiple specialties.


  • Theatre Practitioner - (Diagnostics Anaesthetics Theatre Critical Care)
  • Staff Nurse (Paediatric Critical Care)
  • Staff Nurse (Neonatal Unit)
  • Staff Nurse (Adult Critical Care)


Band 5 Range £22,218 - £28,746 (pro rata) per annum


  • A minimum of five weeks annual leave increasing with length of service
  • A range of supportive employment policies including flexible family working
  • We provide an extensive induction programme and excellent professional training and development opportunities.
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme and staff benefits

Supporting your move

  • Our  Acute Specialist Nursing  recruitment campaign includes assistance with relocating to Edinburgh. Please refer to our ‘Relocating to Lothian’ section for further information on the local area, including links to help with schools, transport, and accommodation. For this campaign relocation is available for Band 5 posts.
  • For guidance and support for overseas workers and how to gain  professional registration, please refer to our ‘Overseas Workers’ section.

Our Vision and Values

NHS Lothian is committed to improving the way their staff works, so have developed a set of common values and ways of working which we are turning into everyday reality - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most importantly, to the benefit of our patients.

Our Values are:

  • Quality
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Care and Compassion
  • Openness, Honesty and Responsibility
  • Teamwork


NHS Lothian Careers
NHS Lothian Recruitment (General)
Block 3, Stairwell 6
Residency Buildings
St John's Hospital
Livingston EH54 6PP
NHS Lothian Recruitment (Medical and Dental)
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EH14 1TY

Employees of NHS Lothian demonstrate Our Values. Around 3,000 colleagues across NHS Lothian have developed this set of common values and ways of working - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most importantly - to the benefit of our patients.

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