The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) will provide complete clinical care to people residing within the residential and care home sector. As a clinical leader, the ANP has the freedom and authority to act autonomously in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including prescribing, of patients with multi-dimensional problems. This includes the authority to refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas. You will take and record a patient's history including medical, family and social history, talking to the patient, relatives or other carers as appropriate. There may be significant barrier to understanding and acceptance due to sensitive or contentious information given and received. You will conduct a comprehensive clinical examination of the patient including a physical examination of all systems and a mental health assessment and screen patients for disease using clinical and other findings such as laboratory results or x-rays. You will formulate an action plan for the treatment of the patient, synthesising clinical information based on the patient's presentation, history, clinical assessment and findings from relevant investigations, using appropriate evidence based practice. You should be educated at Masters Level in advanced practice and you are assessed as competent in this level of practice. As a clinical leader you have the freedom and authority to act and accept the responsibility and accountability for those actions. This level of practice is characterised by high level autonomous decision making, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment including prescribing, of patients with complex multi-dimensional problems. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Nurse with the NMC and that you are recorded as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber (V300) with the NMC. This shift pattern for this post is Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. This post will be closing on the 29th March 2019.