Advanced Nurse Practitioner
GP Surgery North Ronaldsay

Job reference: 050040

Location: GP Surgery North Ronaldsay

Job closing date: 21/07/2021

Job posted date: 30/06/2021

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Primary Care

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Orkney

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care Department - Isles Network of Care
North Ronaldsay
Band 7 £42,186 - £49,160 including Distant Islands Allowance pro rata per annum
Two week on two week off on a rotational basis

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner post has arisen for suitably qualified, experienced and forward thinking individual to work in a supported environment on the Island of North Ronaldsay, Orkney.  The successful applicant will be able to evidence up to date clinical knowledge and skills and have an interest in working in a remote and rural setting, working autonomously with support of weekly GP visits from the Heilendi Practice and peer support from the wider Isles Network of Care.

The community of North Ronaldsay would particularly like to extend a warm welcome to any applicants from Practitioners interested in relocating to North Ronaldsay. The North Ronaldsay Trust, a community organisation, has a dedicated house available for rent. We likewise are willing to accept applications from Practitioners who would wish to commute to work on the island and we have Heath Board accommodation available in this scenario. The Landlord for both properties will sit with NHS Orkney and relocation costs are also available from NHS Orkney.  

The Isles Network of Care was set up in 2010 to provide a system of support to practitioners working on the smaller islands of Orkney. Practitioners meet weekly via videoconferencing to discuss clinical and administrative issues, review cases, share good practice and undertake significant event analysis etc.

Orkney is an archipelago of islands with the majority of the 22,000-population living on the Orkney Mainland and approximately 2,200 people live on the outer islands.  NHS Orkney has 10 practices on the outer islands serving communities that range in size from 55 to 600, North Ronaldsay has approximately 55.  The larger island practices are staffed by GPs and the smaller islands by Advanced Nurse Practitioners with visiting GPs. 

The Isles of Orkney offer a wonderful opportunity to provide personalised care to the population and primary care with continuity while working as part of a mutually supportive team.

The successful candidate will be adaptable, resourceful and confident working without a hospital or GP at hand and be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing the health care needs of patients and families.​ Other duties will include monitoring and audit, treatment room and community nursing activities. The post holder will be the lead practitioner in providing emergency care on the island.​

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good 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 as an ANP in North Ronaldsay go to

There is an accompanying brochure to view and it can be accessed through  which also has more information about the island of North Ronaldsay.

For an informal conversation about the island community of North Ronaldsay, and the North Ronaldsay Trust accommodation please contact Heather Woodbridge on 01857 633333 or email

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Angela Colborn-Veitch on 07468470908 or email

This post is subject to a PVG Scheme Record check. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit North Ronaldsay on the 1st August 2021 with interviews taking place on the 2nd August 2021. ​​​​​​​


The closing date for this job has now passed.