Advanced Nurse Practitionertrainee

Type: Trainee
Region: Scotland

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  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Band 7(on completion of training) Annex 21 Para 2 (i)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Dundee Community Learning Disability Nursing Team as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

This post is available to both current advanced nurse practitioners or a Band 5 and above registered nurse who has experience of working in a learning disability setting and has the desire to complete the required trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner modules. The post will be aligned to the Dundee Community Learning Disability Nursing Team and the Acute Learning Disability Liaison Nursing Team within Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership and who are based at Wedderburn House.

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 Team Leader and working collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

You will pro-actively manage and review adults and in situations of deterioration and mental health emergencies . You will be expected to act as a clinical leader, working in close collaboration with the clinicians within the Community Learning Disability Team.

You will be expected to act autonomously in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including prescribing for adults who have been assessed and who are likely to have complex care needs. You will work closely with people and their families/carers to identify clinical issues quickly and aim to support people to live in the community setting.

You may also interface with the Community Mental Health teams including the Crisis Resolution Team and you may be required to assess patients with a Learning Disability who are admitted to an acute setting or present at the Emergency Department.

You will play a key role in the leadership and development of advanced nursing practice within the Community Learning Disability Team , participating 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 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 learning disability population of Dundee .

You must be a 1 Level UK Registered Nurse and registered on the UK NMC Register. Trainees must be willing to study towards operating at Masters Level.

You must have the personal drive, clinical knowledge and commitment to undertake this challenging and rewarding role. The ability to travel across Dundee is essential. Please see Job description for other requirements of this post.

Informal enquiries to: Alison Marshall Team Leader 01382 346020

Hours of work are: 37 Hours per week

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.

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