The post holder will work autonomously as an expert nursing practitioner with non-resident support from the Paediatric Critical Care Consultant. Using higher levels of decision making and clinical judgement, the post holder will ensure that children and young people’s health needs are assessed; treatment and management implemented and evaluated in partnership with patients and families, and provide specialist advice to healthcare professionals, other agencies, carers, clients and relatives.
The post holder will develop strategies to improve practice and work collaboratively across healthcare boundaries, implementing and evaluating evidence based standards, guidelines and policies.
The Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (ANP) role encompasses that of expert clinician, educator and auditor.
The post holder will have specialist knowledge of Paediatric Critical Care across a range of clinical issues, underpinned by the theory and practice acquired through an ANP education programme at master’s level.
The post holder will demonstrate and maintain expert advanced resuscitation by acting as a lead clinician at resuscitation events.
To utilise advanced clinical skills, knowledge and experience for vital invasive procedures.
To promote the role of the ANP as an integrated member of the multi-disciplinary team, participating in the review, development and direction of the ANP role.
To enhance the quality of the patients and families experience of Paediatric Critical Care services.
To motivate staff to provide high standards of care by acting as a role model.
NHS Lothian 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 Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.
***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***
This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.
Informal enquiries to Laura Reilly on 0131 536 0912