The closing date for this job has now passed.

Job reference: 171987
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 07/12/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 30/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Hospital at Home

Job Advert

Fixed term or Secondment Opportunity* for 12 months to cover substantive post holders maternity leave.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Advanced Nurse Practitioner with a passion to improve the experience of our ageing and frail population to join the Hospital at Home Team in NHS Forth Valley.

The post holder must have knowledge and prior experience of managing patients with high clinical frailty scores and undifferentiated complex care presentations.  Excellent communication skills are essential to lead sensitive discussions around anticipatory care planning and end of life care with patients and their families/carers’.

As part of the multidisciplinary team the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and timely intervention required to enhance the patients’ journey during acute illness which will, if possible, result in an efficient and successful discharge.

The post holder will have a full induction and orientation programme as well as ongoing support to assist in continued professional development. 

This post will also be considered as in training position under Annex 21 of the Agenda for Change terms & conditions.

The post holder will be required to work over 7 days per week including public holidays.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post. Please note service delivery is Forth Valley Wide.

By joining us you will be part of a progressive team committed to diversity, excellence and achievement. Being flexible to work as the situation and service requires would be an essential aspect of this post.

Essential Qualifications for Band 7:

  • HEI accredited Clinical examination & history taking course
  • HEI accredited Independent Prescribing Qualification – V300
  • HEI accredited clinical decision-making module

Highly Desirable:

  • Previous advanced practice experience
  • Previous experience working in a hospital at home team
  • Previous experience in autonomous practice in a community setting

Applicants should have or be working towards a post graduate diploma in advanced practice.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

For informal enquiries contact Louise Kirby, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner / 01324 616010.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Take a look around the company