Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Trainee

NHS Tayside
Alyth, UK
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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An opportunity has arisen to join our Advanced Nurse Practitioner team within Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership as part of our Locality Integrated Care Teams and redesign of care for adults and older people. Applicants will require experience working at an advanced level with the ability to make professional autonomous clinical decisions through history taking, physical examination and problem solving. The role will involve working autonomously supported by the Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner and working collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team within intermediate care and community settings. You will pro-actively manage and review frail adults and in situations of deterioration, you will be expected to act as a clinical leader, working in close collaboration with the General Practitioner and Medicine for the Elderly Consultant. You will be expected to act autonomously in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including prescribing for older adults who have rapidly deteriorating conditions and who are likely to have complex underlying co-morbidities. You will work closely with people and their families/carers to identify clinical issues quickly and aim to support avoidable deterioration, admission/readmission to secondary care supporting person-centred Anticipatory Care Planning. You will also interface with the Discharge Hub to facilitate timely discharge and smooth, efficient and person centred transitions of care. You will play a key role in the leadership and development of advanced nursing practice within the Locality Integrated Care Teams, will participate in the delivery of specialist education and training programmes and work collaboratively with health and social care colleagues across the partnership to deliver high quality evidence based care. You will also play a key role in enhancing patient experience, assuring clinical governance and supporting the Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Senior Leadership Team in the improvement and continued development of the service. In return we offer the opportunity to work with a dynamic Health & Social Care Partnership and the successful applicants will be supported to continue to develop and demonstrate advanced level practice to maximise the wider opportunities to improve the health and social care outcomes for the population of Perth & Kinross. Applicants will be registered nurses and must hold a post graduate diploma, be working towards this, or be willing to work towards this or hold a masters in Advanced Practice. You must have the personal drive, clinical knowledge and commitment to undertake this challenging and rewarding role. The ability to travel across Perth & Kinross is essential. Please see Job description for other requirements of this post. Your post will be based either at Perth City, North Perthshire and South Perthshire areas. Informal enquiries to: Careen Mullen-McKay, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Tel: 01382 660111, ext 55745 or 07814 8006745. Hours of work are: 37.5 per week. NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
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