Generic Specialist Practitioner - Blood Borne Viruses

Nhs Lanarkshire

Generic Specialist Practitioner - Blood Borne Viruses

Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)

Nhs Lanarkshire, Coatdyke, North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 5 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: None

Full Job Description

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Blood Borne Virus Nurse Specialist to join our team at University Hospital Monklands. The successful candidate will provide specialist Blood Borne Virus care, advice and support in acute and community settings across Lanarkshire. The post holder should have knowledge of the management of patients with Blood Borne Viruses and be able to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and in partnership with the wider NHS Lanarkshire BBV network in caring for this patient group. You will have or be willing to undertake study to obtain Advanced Clinical  Examination Skills and NMP qualifications within an agreed time frame. 

NHS Lanarkshire

Have you always wanted to work with NHS Lanarkshire? Then this might be the opportunity for you to join Team Lanarkshire!

Here at NHS Lanarkshire, we put the patient at the heart of everything we do. Each colleague within the organisation plays a key role in how we deliver our healthcare services.

We proudly serve a population of 655,000 across rural and urban communities in both North and South Lanarkshire. NHS Lanarkshire is comprised of Acute Services (which currently provide hospital based services over 3 main sites), Corporate & Property & Support Services, North and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships which provide integrated primary healthcare and social care services to local communities and surrounding areas.

What we'll need you to bring

  • Registered Nurse or AHP with valid NMC / HCPC Registration
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Post graduate qualification at a minimum of Level 10 (Hons) or working towards
  • Expertise within speciality / area of practice that demonstrates the required breadth of knowledge required to lead safety, effectively and efficiently.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical guidelines and standards within the speciality / area of practice.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of relevant conditions, pathology, policies and procedures associated with the speciality/area of practice ensuring that the level of expertise can be utilised to deliver leadership within speciality / area of practice
  • Leadership skills to enable the day to day management of service delivery.
  • Further education/evidence of Continuous Professional Development in area of speciality including study days/courses/post graduate qualification
  • The post holder will possess excellent team-working/leadership skills and have the ability to motivate others and work using own initiative
  • Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Working knowledge of basic information technology
  • A valid driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence and with access to a car.

Contract type

  • Permanent 
  • Full time
  • 37hours

Location and Working Pattern

This role will be based in the Blood Borne Viruses  Department within University Hospital Monklands.

The working pattern for this role is Monday to Friday.

Looking to find out more?

If youre looking to find out more, then we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Sharon Woods, Lead BBV Nurse Specialist, or e-mail

For enquiries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Marion Bisset, Recruitment Administrator on remember to include the job title and reference number in your email)

Why NHS Lanarkshire?

Join us and you will discover a supportive environment where you will have the chance to add to your skills and further your career.

Some of NHS Lanarkshires benefits include:

  • A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing with length of service

  • A minimum of 8 days of public holidays

  • Membership of NHS Pension Scheme, with life insurance benefits (for more information on the NHS Pension Scheme visit the Scottish Public Pension)

  • Paid sick leave increasing with length of service

  • Occupational health services

  • Employee counselling services

  • Work-life Balance policies and procedures

NHS Lanarkshire have a range of support services on topics that can impact both on your working and personal life including occupational health, spiritual care and independent counselling. This support can be accessed using the links on this page.

Further Information

For more information on the role, please refer to the Job Description. If youre looking for more information on the recruitment process, organisation or the services we provide, please refer to our information pack, or our recruitment webpage.

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Posts close at midnight on the indicated date
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  • Once you have submitted your application form you will be unable to make any amendments

In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

We anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once sufficient applications are received.  Please complete and submit your application early.

*Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential childrens setting/secure unit.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Please note for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence.

NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK.

We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. UK Visas & Immigration rules are available at

Prospective applicants are encouraged to check eligibility in advance of applying for vacancies in NHS Lanarkshire.

From 1 April 2024, the working week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland will be reduced.  Full-time hours will reduce from 37.5 to 37 hours (pro rata for part-time staff) without loss of earnings.

NHS Lanarkshire will implement this change but it may not be possible to fully transition from 1 April and there may therefore be some areas of the organisation where implementation may take longer.  If the department is currently unable to safely accommodate the reduced hours from 1st April, you may be required to work 37.5 hours per week until the department can meet the requirements without impacting patient safety - you will, of course, be remunerated accordingly. NHS Lanarkshire is committed to full implementation of the 37 hour working week across all areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

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