Top job! Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £44,151 – £52,490
  • Robin House, Balloch
  • Closing 29th November 2022


  • Advertised from 9th November 2022
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week.

Role

Do you want to be part of an incredible advanced nurse practitioner team delivering paediatric palliative care in CHAS?

An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual, passionate about palliative care, to join our committed and welcoming team. We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who can autonomously assess, prescribe and evaluate care for children with complex needs.

Working within a supportive team comprising of ANPs, doctors, independent prescribers and a lead specialist pharmacist you will play a key role in the care of children across Scotland with palliative care needs through excellent multi-agency working with colleagues in other settings across Scotland.

The day-to-day work involves being part of a CHAS multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and assisting in coordinating the provision of comprehensive holistic evidence based advanced nursing care to children resident in our hospices.

CHAS does not hold clinical responsibility for children who are not resident at a CHAS hospice. However, increasingly families are being offered choices of place of care at end of life and CHAS may be part of that support. You will have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team around the child approach.

ANPs have been part of our clinical team since 2017. This unique blend of advanced nursing and medical care has enhanced the support for children with very complex medical conditions and has given them increased access to paediatric palliative care.

We are committed to growing and developing the team and currently have nurses completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice program and are in the process of recruiting more nurses to commence the course in January 2023. You will have the opportunity to act as an assigned supervisor of practice for trainees and offer objective assessment of the practitioner’s attainment of knowledge, skill and critical development, which is pertinent to Advanced Clinical Practice.

About CHAS:

  • We support around 400 children with palliative care needs and their families every year.
  • There is an excellent nursing team and family support team across hospice and community offering outstanding holistic care

In return for your commitment we offer:

  • A welcoming environment where all staff matter
  • A competitive salary package which includes access to a CHAS or NHS pension scheme.
  • Excellent training and continued professional development opportunities
  • Clinical supervision
  • A healthy work/life balance with 35 days annual leave, increasing to 40 days after five years’ service (pro rata)

Working hours are divided across four days with some weekend working and participation in an on call rota, with medical support, according to the demands of the service.

Application notes

Closing date: 29 November 2022

Interview: 9 December 2022

To be part of the future of CHAS, please visit our website and complete the online application form from our website.

We welcome informal enquiries, so please contact Libby Gold (Associate Nurse Director for Care) on 07557 365833. You are very welcome to visit us to look around and discuss the role.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team on 0131 444 3293 or by email to careers@chas.org.uk.