This is an exciting initiative supported by the Scottish Government to support Orthopaedic services in Clyde with this level of nursing expertise. These posts are to cover acute Orthopaedics across Clyde including rotation between Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock. We are inviting qualified ANP'S to apply as well as nurse's who have either started their Master's or have an interest to commence the intense training that is a requirement for these posts. 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, you will have the freedom and authority to act autonomously in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including prescribing, of patients with multi-dimensional problems. This includes the authority to refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas. Part of your duties will be making highly complex clinical decisions including diagnosis and clinical management based on an in-depth broad expert knowledge, and interpretation and synthesis of clinical and other findings such as laboratory investigations and x-rays. Decisions may include the admission or discharge from hospital. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Nurse with the NMC or you are recorded as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber (V300) with the NMC, or you have a Masters qualification in Advanced Practice with the following competence in Clinical assessment, Clinical reasoning, judgement and diagnostic decision making, Anatomy and pathophysiology, Non medical prescribing- V300, Leading, delivering and evaluating care and Practice learning/transferable work based learning. ANPs are educated at Masters Level in advanced practice and are assessed as competent in this level of practice. As a clinical leader you 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 The shift pattern for this post is Monday - Friday. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. This post will be closing on the 24th November 2017.
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