Nurse Practitioner

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh Technopole
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The main purpose of the Advanced Practitioner service is to provide a high quality easily accessible timely and effective clinical service for patients within Lothian University Hospitals Division. To work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring optimal patient care in an environment where there is a reduction in junior doctors working hours. There will also be an opportunity to work within the IOPS team on a rotational basis.

The post holder will utilise advanced clinical skills and knowledge incorporating a high level of critical thinking and clinical judgement skills. They lead on developing an impact evaluation on this service. This will involve working autonomously with high level of decision making and problem solving. They will lead this service improving practice underpinned with values based care.

Take the lead role providing clinical support and advice to nursing and junior medical staff acting whilst also acting as a first point of contact and making referrals to or co-ordinating with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Possess the full range of skills and competences to meet and prioritise emergency and urgent care needs of patients who are within the care of Medicine to cover a wide range of interventions and have the capacity to call in specialist expertise when a patient requires it.

Ensure the highest standard of personalised care is delivered to patients families and work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team responsible within Medicine of the Elderly.