VACANCY:               Advanced Nurse Practitioner               

SALARY:                    £39,300 - £45,560 (pro rata)

REF:                            AH 34/21

HOURS:                     22.5 minimum flexible up to 37.5 hours plus on call

DURATION:             Permanent

LOCATION:             Ayr

We are looking for a motivated, experienced ANP to join our team with a commitment to “making today matter” for patients and families.  The successful post holder will exercise complex levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care to identify, assess, diagnosis, treat and manage patients with palliative needs. 

As an experienced nurse you will monitor and improve standards of care using outcomes through goal setting, use of advanced care planning and other best practice tools.  The post holder will make appropriate use of the latest evidence to supervise practice, audit clinical care, teach and support professional colleagues and to provide skilled professional leadership.  They will also bring a proactive influence to multidisciplinary team meetings and will be expected to champion innovative practice within the field of palliative and end of life care. 

The ANP requires to be a qualified nurse with current registration on part 1 of the NMC register, qualified as an independent non-medical prescriber and have successfully completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice.  Previous experience as a Senior Clinical Nurse is essential and within a Palliative Care setting desirable.  Well informed symptom control knowledge with advanced decision-making skills and experience of managing complex clinical situations.  Experience of formal and informal teaching along with a clear understanding of clinical governance, specifically related to advanced practice is essential.

At the Ayrshire Hospice we strive to live by our Hospice values and commitments, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.

If you are full of passion and enthusiastic about the difference you could make providing excellent care and making today matter then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that for posts where a Disclosure Scotland check is applicable, the cost for this will be met by the successful candidate. 

  • Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be arranged with Dr Cat Killin, Lead Consultant on 01292 269200 or email [email protected]
  • We are flexible with the hours, the minimum for this role is 22.5 hours, however we are flexible up to 37.5 hours 

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Further information and application packs are available at [email protected]. Please return completed application forms to [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 4th July 2021

Interview date: TBC


Please note CVs are not accepted.

Scottish Charity No. SC011390. Registered Office: 35 Racecourse Road, Ayr, KA7 2TG