Advanced Nurse Practitioner (General Practice) – NHS Scotland – Shetland

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (General Practice) (Ref: 67292)

Band – 7 Salary Range £40,872 – £47,846 pro –rata per annum

Substantive 37.5 Hours Lerwick Health Centre

Substantive hours between Lerwick Health Centre /Brae Health Centre

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

Part Time Post – 30 hours per week Lerwick Health Centre- Fixed Term until June 2022

Relocation Assistance of up to £3000 available depending on start date

Following the successful implementation of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner front line service to patients registered with the Lerwick Health Centre, Shetland’s largest Health Centre with a practice population of approx 9,000, we are seeking to further expand the ANP workforce. This is an exciting time to join the staff of NHS Shetland, where we have vacancies for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) post to support the ongoing development of the range of patient services which we can provide eg provision of out of hours clinics in evenings and weekends, working in more remote locations to support increased access to services, as well as to enhance choice in relation to the range of healthcare professionals available for consultation. The post holder will work flexibly as part of a team of six ANPs, providing a front line service for general practice patients in various different locations. Support and supervision is available from designated General Practitioners (GP’s).

Advanced Nurse Practitioners will see patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems. Based on patient history, clinical assessment and a comprehensive physical examination, utilising expert knowledge and clinical judgement, the ANP will be able to identify the potential diagnosis. The ANP will be able to initiate laboratory and radiological investigations, make referrals, prescribe and evaluate treatments appropriate to the clinical situation and needs of the patient.

As an experienced nurse with Registration on Part 1 of the NMC Register, you will also possess extensive post registration experience with either a Nurse Practitioner in General Practice Qualification or be expected to have completed / working towards a Masters degree in Advanced Practice which incorporates a programme of Advanced Clinical Examination Skills. Candidates are also expected to possess an Extended Independent (non-medical) Prescribing qualification or be willing to undertake this programme of study. Evidence of ongoing professional development is essential.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to and/or

Fixed term post is until June 2022 covering a secondment. If you wish to apply for this as a secondment, please discuss and agree with your line manager prior to application

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Jayne Stopher-Walker Clinical Team Leader (Community) on 07584618098

Closing date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Interviews will be held: 12th October 2021

For more information and to apply:

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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