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Advanced Nurse Practitioner job in Shetland

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Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC9635
Post Code ZE1 0RB
Main Category GP Practice jobs
Subcategory Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
Salary £31,696 - £41,787
Salary Band Salary not specified
Hours per week 37.5
Attached File 9635_JD.pdf


Advanced Nurse Practitioner (General Practice) (Ref: IRC9635)
Band – 7 Salary Range £31,696 - £41,787 per annum
Full Time Post – 37.5 hours per week
Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available
ANP ‘Development’ Posts may be offered at Band 6 for Candidates with potential to work towards meeting ANP Core Competencies

Following the successful implementation of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner front line service to patients registered with the Lerwick Health Centre, Shetland’s largest Health Centre with a practice population of approx 9,000, we are seeking to further expand the ANP workforce. This is an exciting time to join the staff of NHS Shetland, where we are increasing our numbers of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) posts to support the ongoing development of the range of patient services which we can provide eg provision of out of hours clinics in evenings and weekends, working in more remote locations to support increased access to services, as well as to enhance choice in relation to the range of healthcare professionals available for consultation. The post holder will work flexibly as part of a team of six ANPs, providing a front line service for general practice patients in various different locations. Support and supervision is available from designated General Practitioners (GP’s).

Advanced Nurse Practitioners will see patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems. Based on patient history, clinical assessment and a comprehensive physical examination, utilising expert knowledge and clinical judgement, the ANP will be able to identify the potential diagnosis. The ANP will be able to initiate laboratory and radiological investigations, make referrals, prescribe and evaluate treatments appropriate to the clinical situation and needs of the patient.

As an experienced nurse with Registration on Part 1 of the NMC Register, you will also possess extensive post registration experience with either a Nurse Practitioner in General Practice Qualification or be expected to have completed / working towards a Masters degree in Advanced Practice which incorporates a programme of Advanced Clinical Examination Skills. Candidates are also expected to possess an Extended Independent (non medical) Prescribing qualification or be willing to undertake this programme of study. Evidence of ongoing professional development is essential.

Other opportunities for positions at Advanced Nurse Practitioner level will become available. Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Edna Mary Watson, Chief Nurse (Community) on 01595 743377.

Closing date: Monday 30 January 2017

Interviews will be held in Shetland Thursday & Friday 9 and 10 February 2017

We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and "NHS Shetland" in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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