TRAINEE / ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER (NURSING)

NHS Highland
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  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: ES10.19.040


RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS

MEDICAL DIVISION

ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER SERVICES

TRAINEE / ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER (NURSING)

FULL & PART TIME HOURS AVAILABLE

PERMANENT

SALARY SCALE: BAND 4 - £22,152 - £24,258 PRO RATA PER ANNUM

(ANNEX 21, IF TRAINING REQUIRED)

The well-established Advanced Nurse Practitioner service in Raigmore Hospital is expanding, with the introduction of new and innovative nursing roles to the team. The current service provides high quality, safe and effective clinical and emergency care in association with medical and nursing colleagues across acute adult services within Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

The Medical Division are now recruiting a team of Band 4, Assistant Practitioners to join this service and are seeking applications from experienced healthcare workers. We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, responsible & flexible individuals for these new and exciting posts.

The job will be physically and emotionally demanding, as the post-holders will provide clinical and administrative support to medical and nursing staff, whilst undertaking a range of clinical and non-clinical duties. Registered healthcare staff will delegate roles and tasks and you must have the ability to work independently and under supervision. You will carry out minor clinical procedures such as venepuncture, cannulation and catheterisation and provide assistance to medical emergency and cardiac arrest teams.

You will be required to work in and out of hours, which may include days, evenings, weekends and nights.

Applicants must have a minimum standard grade pass (or equivalent) in English and two other national grade passes. In addition, you must have good communication skills and a very good command of both written and spoken English.

The successful candidates will be required to undertake a specified training programme to achieve a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7-8. Post holders will be supported by a Practice Development Nurse and aligned to NHSH and NES HCSW competency frameworks. Achievement of all required competencies and qualifications must be successfully completed within 12 months of taking up post.

AfC Annex 21 will be applied if the successful candidate does not have the required qualifications.

Informal enquiries via email only to Joyce Struthers, Practice Development Nurse/ Advanced Nurse Practitioner joyce.struthers@nhs.net

Application Forms and Job Descriptions can be downloaded via our website www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk or available from, and to be returned to, the Employment Services Section, John Dewar Building, Inverness Business & Retail Park, Highlander Way, Inverness IV2 7GE or by emailing your name and address to nhshighland.recruitment@nhs.net

Closing date for receipt of completed application form – Wednesday 29th May 2019

It is intended to hold interviews on Tuesday 11th June and Thursday 13th June 2019

Please quote reference in the subject line of your email – ES10.19.040

Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.
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