Acute Frailty Advanced Nurse Practitioner 030339

NHS National Services Scotland
Kirkcaldy, UK
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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BAND 7 - £33,222 - £43,471 (FULL BANDING)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative candidate to work as an Advanced Acute Frailty Nurse Practitioner within our Integrated Assessment Team (IAT) at the front door. Early identification, effective assessment and management of Frailty have been identified as significant priorities for NHS Fife to optimise patient outcomes. The Integrated Assessment team is a rapidly developing multidisciplinary team which provides comprehensive geriatric assessment for patients who are identified as having frailty syndromes to ensure effective identification of patient pathways and destination of care is reached in a timely manner. You should be a registered Nurse with significant acute care experience, with a passion for working with older people and a keen desire to develop within this dynamic service, including taking a clinical lead role in supporting, teaching and educating the Trainee Advanced Practitioners within the team and developing and promoting the role of the Advanced Practice within IAT and to the wider Medicine of the Elderly multi-disciplinary service.

You should have evidence of significant post registration professional practice experience to undertake and fulfil the key areas for this post, including completion of relevant postgraduate courses to masters' degree level.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioners who already possess the Non medical prescribing and Clinical Assessment Skills qualifications.

This post will be based within the Integrated Assessment Team who provides cover to all the front door areas of the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. These include the Medical and Surgical Admissions Unit, the Emergency Department and GP Assessment areas. The team works 12.5 hour shifts, providing cover 365 days a year from 7am-7.30pm operating on a self roster basis.

Trainees are paid a percentage of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate which is dependant on the duration of the training period (see terms and conditions in job pack).

For further information or to arrange a visit/teams call, please contact Lorna Brocklesby, IAT Team Lead onext 21360 or Joy Reid Nurse Consultant: Older People onext 21158

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.
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