Advanced Nurse Practitioners & Paramedic Practitioners

NHS Highland
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ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS & PARAMEDIC PRACTITIONERS
ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS: BAND 7, £31,383 - £41,373 PER ANNUM
(Band 6 for Development Posts – Unscheduled Care Practitioners)
ADVANCED PARAMEDIC SALARIES: SALARY TO BE CONFIRMED (INDICATIVE BAND 7)

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER in DINGWALL

JOB Ref: NW3.16.53

Are you looking for a change, a challenge, and a breath of fresh air? NHS Highland is recruiting, and this is your chance to become part of something new, exciting, and completely different. The Rural Support Team in North and West Highland has been up and running for nearly a year now, and the model is ready to expand.

Opportunities to be based primarily in Acharacle, Wester Ross and Skye & Lochalsh, Caithness and Sutherland – though all practitioners will help provide service across the patch.

Whether you are an Advanced Nurse or an Advanced Paramedic, being part of this prestigious team offers you the exciting opportunity to work in a variety of stunning locations and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities presented by rural practice, being based in an out of hours centre within a community hospital or in primary care settings in the above locations. You will ideally be experienced in pre hospital care, community hospital and transfer environments, which require extended skills such as non medical prescribing, advanced clinical assessment, BASICs, ALS, PLS, intermediate and palliative care. We are also seeking nurses who have experience at specialist or advanced practice level within the primary care environment in both unscheduled and scheduled care provision. Opportunities to acquire additional skills would be made available to the right candidates who are as excited about this as we are.

In remote and rural locations, the healthcare professional is a key part of the community, which brings specific challenges but can also offer fantastic levels of personal and professional satisfaction. You will be working as part of an extended team of professionals including the Scottish Ambulance Service, RNLI Coastguards, Fire and Rescue Services, Mountain Rescue, and Local Community Hospitals.

It you are looking for a rewarding career change, please contact us for an informal chat, to find out more about this exciting team and discuss the vacancies we have. The service is new, innovative, and evolving, and remote and rural healthcare has unique challenges. As such, we would be more than willing to consider a 'taster' period in remote and rural healthcare before making more permanent career choices. We are flexible in our approach with these posts, and are happy to talk to anyone with a genuine enthusiasm to deliver quality healthcare to our rural communities. Portfolio career approach is also a possibility and we are happy to consider fixed term contracts. In and out of hours work will be required for all team members, including on-call.

Please see attached links for NUKA model information, which is key to the RST we are building. http://www.southcentralfoundation.com and http://www.invernesstv.net/nhs-VOD.html

Informal enquiries and expressions of interest would be welcome by:

Tracy Ligema, Deputy Director of Operations, North and West Highland Operational Unit. Call: 01349 869 207 or mobile 07775 826 108. Email: tracy.ligema@nhs.net

Application form and job description available from: Recruitment and Employment Services Section, John Dewar Building, Inverness Retail Park, Inverness IV2 3GE, (01463) 705150 Or email: nhshighland.recruitment@nhs.net

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a rural GP at nhshighland-rural.scot.nhs.uk.

Closing date for applications: THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2016

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