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Advance Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care job in Shetland

Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC17482
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Main Category Nursing and Midwifery jobs
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
Salary 32,974 - £43,471 per annum
Hours per week 37.5
Employer Type Direct Employer
Attached File 17482 ALLINONE.pdf

Advance Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (IRC17482)

(Qualified) Band 7 – Salary Range £32,974 - £43,471 per annum

ANP ‘Development’ Posts may be offered at Band 6 for Candidates

with potential to work towards meeting ANP Core Competencies

Band 6 – Salary Range £27,635 - £37,010 per annum

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,738 per annum

Plus Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

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, was introduced in March 2015. Following the successful promotion of 2 of the postholders we are seeking to further expand the ANP workforce. This is an exciting time to join the staff of the Lerwick Health Centre, 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 holders will work as part of a team of six ANPs, providing a front line service for general practice patients. Support and supervision is available from designated General Practitioners (GP’s) and the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Practice Education).

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. The ANP will also participate in regular supervision with the Lead ANP and designated GPs undertaking case based discussion/reviews. The ANP will be expected to undertake clinical audit, participate in educational meetings and be involved in activities to develop the services offered within Shetland.

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Edna Mary Watson, Chief Nurse (Community) on 01595 743377.

Closing date: 28 September 2018

Interviews will be held in Shetland on a date to be confirmed

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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