Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health

Recruiter
NHS Lanarkshire
Location
Braidwood
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Working within agreed protocols, to perform clinical assessment, initiate investigations, determine differential diagnosis and undertake appropriate first line interventions.
- specifically this post will lead on the psychiatric assessment of service users referred to Mental Health Services

To utilise expert knowledge base and clinical competence, to support multi-professional teams, ensuring a high standard of clinical care, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and health and safety legislation.
• To provide first line clinical cover for the assessment and treatment of individuals with mental health needs within general acute and mental health services.

To provide leadership, clinical support and advice to nursing and junior medical staff, making appropriate referrals to and co-ordinating the contribution of other members of the multi-professional team.

To facilitate, participate in audit and quality assurance programmes, promoting evidence based practice.