ES10 025228 Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

NHS Scotland

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We are currently recruiting 6 trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners who can evidence the following core values and aptitudes: Care and compassion; Quality; innovation and teamwork; Dignity and Respect; Openness, honesty and responsibility. In return you will be supported to develop your skills as part of a wider Team.

The ANP team provides high quality, safe and effective clinical and emergency care in association with medical colleagues across acute adult services within Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.  Specialities include acute medicine and surgery, orthopaedics, ambulatory care and hospital at night.  In the future the team will also support the offsite regional elective care centre which will be a centre of exemplar and innovative practice. This is due to open in autumn 2022.

The successful candidates will be required to undertake a specified training programme to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma through University of the Highlands & Islands which includes Advanced Clinical Examination and Non Medical Prescribing qualifications. In addition you will be required to complete the NHS Highland Advanced Practice Competency Framework/Portfolio and achieve final sign off in line with advanced practice national recommendations. You will be supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead and Practice Development Nurse with training expected to be completed within 18 months of taking up post. The training posts are rotational across day, evening, weekend and nights. Posts will only be offered on a full time basis inclusive of dedicated protected learning time of approximately 20%.

Following successful completion and sign off of all components, you will transition to a band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner post and join one of two teams.

Orthogeriatric - Advanced Nurse Practitioners (3 x posts)

??????? You will join an established core team of Orthogeriatric Advanced Nurse Practitioners working across orthopaedic and care of the elderly services. Individuals will move between each area on a fixed rotational basis. Rotations will include the Highland orthopaedic trauma unit and care of the elderly wards within Raigmore Hospital and the new state of the art Elective Care Centre which is to be based in Inverness. Within the Elective Care Centre there will be opportunity to develop skills in research and development and expand on your clinical leadership skills.  In addition there is potential for further advanced practice role development which may include surgical care technical skills and practices.

 Acute care – Advanced Nurse Practitioners (3 x posts)

You will join a team of approximately 20 ANP’s and be given the opportunity to become a true generalist with core skills in acute care. You will work within multidisciplinary teams across many clinical settings including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, ambulatory emergency care, oncology, haematology, ENT, (head and neck) and Hospital at Night. You will be a core member of the cardiac arrest team and first point of contact for our onsite Medical Emergency Team.  This team leads the deteriorating patient work-stream across Raigmore Hospital providing vital leadership, teaching, quality improvement and audit opportunities enabling our Practitioners to achieve the four pillars of practice.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July 2020 and successful candidates must be in a position to start in post on Monday 7th September 2020.

Informal enquires: should be emailed to both  &

Mark Smith- Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead/Practice Development Nurse

Joyce Struthers- Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Practice Development Nurse

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