NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society. ***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early*** This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. The post holder provides leadership for the delivery of patient care within area of responsibility. The post holder has managerial responsibility for the area in the absence of the Senior Charge Nurse / Team Manager including supervision and deployment of staff. As part of a multidisciplinary team the post holder will have responsibility for assessment of care needs, evaluation of care plans, ensuring the delivery of high quality care to patients. The post holder has specific responsibility and accountability for maintaining both clinical and staff governance. For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Janice Duffy on 0131 332 8893.