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Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Resident Nurse for Bressay job in Shetland

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Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC9637
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

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Older People’s Care), Intermediate Care / Resident Nurse for Bressay (Ref: IRC9637)

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

We seek to appoint an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) to work as part of the Intermediate Care Team and also to provide nursing care to individual’s resident on the Non-Doctor Island of Bressay.

Following the successful implementation of an Intermediate Care Team, we aim to expand the services offered through the team by supporting early assessment, planning and treatment for individuals who become unwell at home and require a rapid response in order to maintain them at home. As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner you will see individuals with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems. Based on patient history, clinical assessment and a comprehensive physical examination, utilising expert knowledge and clinical judgement, you will be able to identify the potential diagnosis. You 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. You will also be able to assess, plan and implement programmes of care, in liaison with multidisciplinary colleagues, to support the individual to remain at home with appropriate supportive measures thus avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

As an experienced nurse with Registration on Part 1 of the NMC Register, you will also possess extensive post registration experience working in Adult/Older People’s care and either possess a Nurse Practitioner 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. You will also be expected to be competent in a range of clinical skills to support the provision of nursing care in the home environment, including the ability to manage palliative care. Good communication, interpersonal and computer skills, together with an awareness of community legislation are essential. A full driving license is also required.

This post will be based on the non-doctor island of Bressay and the postholder will also be expected to hold a caseload, with continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within that specific caseload, which is responsive to both the ongoing health needs of the resident population, circa 380 individuals, as well as to provide an emergency response in the out of hours periods (overnight and at weekends) for which an oncall allowance is paid. The post holder acts as first point of contact for the public in the absence of a resident medical practitioner. There is NHS Board accommodation on the island of Bressay which is available to rent in order to support the provision of a residential service. This is an exciting time to join the staff of NHS Shetland, where we are increasing our number of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) posts across the service to support the ongoing development of a range of patient services. Appropriate support and supervision arrangements are in place from senior colleagues and designated General Practitioners (GP’s).

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 Friday 10 and Monday 13 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).

For more information and to apply:

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 employeeor 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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