An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is an experienced and highly educated Registered Nurse who manages the complete clinical care for their patient, not solely any specific condition. Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type or speciality of practice. As a clinical leader they have the freedom and authority to act and accept the responsibility and accountability for those actions. This level of practice is characterised by high level autonomous decision making, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment including prescribing, of patients with complex multi-dimensional problems. This includes the authority to refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas. We are seeking highly motivated and experienced nurses who will embrace the challenge of this dynamic role. All applicants should possess the ability to prioritise fluctuating workloads, remain focused, work across professional boundaries and be flexible in an extremely busy environment.
Essential Qualifications for band 7:
• HEI accredited Independent Prescribing Qualification - V300
• HEI accredited Clinical Examination & history taking course
• HEI accredited clinical decision-making module (RAM or equivalent)
Applicants should have or be working towards the following skills / qualifications
• Post graduate diploma in advanced practice
We will also consider applications for trainee posts although fully qualified ANP’s will be the preference. The ANP workforce and medical colleagues will support the development of individuals to meet advanced practice competencies through the triangulation approach of academic courses, mentorship and clinical supervision. Applicants for trainee posts should have demonstrated evidence of undertaking courses relevant to the advanced practice pathway.
Informal enquiries welcome- Sharon Oswald – Consultant Nurse - or Gavin Dolan – Clinical Manager (Acute & Emergency ServicesPg 1022.
The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at
Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answerline on.
NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office onif there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.
NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy.
For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.
Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Closing date: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 12 noon
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