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Fair Isle Needs A Nurse; What We Need To Know About The Remote Island [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 11, 2017 11:13 PM EDT

A remote island in Scotland is in need of a nurse urgently. Fair Isle has a population of 60 and has only one nurse that has served the place for nine years. This time, it needs one nurse to work for the community that has no doctors available.

Where Is Fair Isle?

Fair Isle is a subarctic archipelago northeast of Scotland. It is famous for bird watchers and for its traditional style of knitting. The island has a small population and the community depends on fishing, agriculture, and their local goods, as reported by Mother Nature Network.

The island has only one nurse for the past nine years and has depended on her service ever since. Elena-Mera Long has been Fair Island's dedicated nurse but will be moving to Romania at the end of the month. This is the main reason why Fair Isle needs a nurse.

The doctor visits the island from the mainland every three months. The nurse that will be hired will have to be the one to take full responsibility in doing medical assistance to the 60 people living on the remote island.

What Does The Nurse Need To Do?

The job description for the position indicates that the nurse has to be an enthusiastic autonomous practitioner. The nurse has to be flexible enough to work on the island without a doctor and is willing to be responsible for providing healthcare towards the residents.

Fair Isle needs a nurse and it needs the service real soon. The only means to cross the island from the main land is an 8-seater plane or ferry. The means of travel may also be postponed for weeks, depending on the status of the sea, per CBS Philly.

Mera Long has worked as a nurse in the island for a long time and she also does other activities for the people there. She also plays the organ in the church and is a piano teacher for the residents. Long also has been an avid knitter.

The application for the nurse position Fair Isle is open and will close on Apr. 24.

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