Band 6 Nurse Practitioner

NHS Orkney

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 19/01/NP6/O

Band 6 Nurse Practitioner
18, 24, 30 or 37.5 Hours per week available, located in our Regional Centres in Clydebank, Cardonald, South Queensferry and Aberdeen and in our Remote Centres in Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles

Job Reference: 19/01/NP6


As NHS Scotland's unique provider of a national tele-health and tele-care service, we are responsible for the delivery of health advice and information by telephone and online services to the population of Scotland 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NHS 24 is a patient-focused service providing the people of Scotland with triage, advice, guidance, referral and information on health and healthcare services

In addition to this NHS 24 supports the health improvement agenda across Scotland by working in partnership with local Boards to provide added value services where and, when required, utilising IT, telephony and infrastructure to benefit patients 24 hours a day.

Working in a tele-health and tele-care service will provide an opportunity to strengthen and enhance existing clinical knowledge and experience whilst supporting career progression


We have an exciting opportunity to recruit experienced Nurse Practitioners to join our virtual healthcare teams across Scotland.

As an NHS 24 Nurse Practitioner you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, predominately in the Out of Hours period and be a clinical point of contact for the people of Scotland to access health care.

Working autonomously, you will use your clinical knowledge and expertise in conjunction with listening, questioning and probing skills to triage patients in your care to ensure safe clinically appropriate outcomes. Patient assessments will be conducted remotely, predominately via the telephone but also via other appropriate communication channels

You will possess leadership skills, passion, drive and experience in providing clinical supervision

You will be registered as an Adult nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register.

NHS 24 Nurse Practitioners require to demonstrate:
• good listening skills;
• evidence of the ability to make safe and appropriate clinical decisions;
• recent exposure to the management and assessment of clinical conditions, or, evidence of breadth of clinical knowledge;
• good written and verbal communication skills;
• experience of providing clinical supervision;
• evidence of coping strategies;
• good keyboard skills;


NHS 24 does operate from several local and remote centres however some of these are currently full. At present we only have vacancies for the above centres.


NHS 24 provides a comprehensive training programme to all successful applicants. The Induction Training programme lasts 4 weeks, 37.5 hours per week, followed by a further 8 weeks supported learning. During the first six months of employment, you are supported to complete one Clinical Professional Development session per month. Successful applicants for Orkney, Shetland & Western Isles will initially be required to travel to one of the Regional centres to be trained.


NHS 24 offers a complete benefits package, with a permanent contract on Band 6 £28,050 – £37,010 pro rata plus enhancements for out of hours and weekend working and enrolment into SPPA pension scheme. Placement on salary scale is dependent on confirmation of previous relevant NHS service.

We also offer you many supportive policies to enhance your employee journey and have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme Provider, childcare vouchers, bursary scheme and a range of learning and development opportunities


Working Time Directive:

Where you choose to combine working with NHS 24 and another employer, please note that NHS 24 complies with the Working Time Directive regulations of staff working no more than 48 hours per week on average across all employments.


For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact a member of the HR Business Support Team:


Telephone: 0141 337 4562


Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th January 2019. However, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.


£23,113 to £29,905 per annum, Pro-rata, Inverness

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