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Acute Specialist Nurses


Who We Are

Scotland’s second largest health board and serves a population of approximately 850,000 people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We employ around 24,000 staff and provide a full range of primary, community and acute hospital services.

Theatres and Critical Care

Our Theatres and Anaesthetics staff are based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the Western General Hospital, both in the city, and at St John's Hospital, Livingston, a short journey away.

We are leading the way in many areas of healthcare, we are committed to giving patients the best possible patient care, and we value our staff as key partners in our service planning and modernisation processes.

Our new 42 bed facility at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh provides a dynamic working environment with a wide range of opportunities.

Find out what our theatre staff say about working for us:


Our Neonatal services are based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the city, and St John’s Hospital in Livingston, a few miles west of Edinburgh. There are approximately 10,000 births per year in Lothian and 1,000 admissions to neonatal services.

As the regional centre for neonatal intensive care, the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh provides all levels of neonatal care and is also the base for the south east Scotland Neonatal Transport Team. Our Special Care Baby Unit at St John’s Hospital provides both high dependency and special care.

We are a progressive, forward-thinking team, committed to providing the highest possible standard of care to neonates and their families; and we value our staff as key partners in our service planning and development.

Find out what our neonatal staff say about working for us:


The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been providing high quality care for the children of Lothian and beyond for over 150 years. Our new hospital next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will open next year – providing a modern healthcare environment to match the quality of care provided by our dedicated teams.

Our intensive care unit cares for children and young people from across Scotland and we are looking for enthusiastic and experienced nurses to join our team.

Find out what our paediatric ICU staff say about working for us:


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

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