Clinical Nurse Specialist Pain Management

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Pain Management Service at Barts Health. You will work in conjunction with the Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Anaesthetic Consultants, to deliver inpatient and outpatient Pain Services at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. You will work within a team of highly experienced Specialist Nurses and Doctors in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based acute and chronic pain management services that our patients deserve.

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop his/her specialist knowledge and skills in providing health care to selected patients referred to the inpatient Pain Management Service for specialist advice and management. This includes general surgery, orthopaedics, major trauma, complex hepatobiliary surgery, cardiothoracics, renal transplant and neurosurgery. In addition, there will be equal opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in providing health care to patients referred for outpatient Pain Management including nurse-led clinics, nurse-led procedures, MDT clinics and Neuromodulation.

You must be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and motivational skills, and be able to work in an extended multi-disciplinary team. Flexibility with working hours is necessary in order to meet the role and the service demands.

You will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to support the delivery of acute and chronic pain management throughout the hospital setting.
  • A good level of understanding, clinical knowledge and skills, related to pain management.
  • An understanding of dealing with patients who require acute and or chronic pain management in a medical or surgical environment.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Candidates for this post must be a registered nurse with substantial post registration experience; sufficient experience at band 6 working within a pain management or palliative care setting. You will be educated to Degree level with willingness to undertake a Master’s Degree and hold a relevant Teaching & Assessing qualification.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too – within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.
We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and we have put in place ways for all staff to freely raise concerns about any issue in complete confidence. From online services to being able to speak one on one with a trained advocate, you will be supported to raise your concerns in a way that is right for you.

Main area:Pain Clinic
Grade:Band 7
Contract:Fixed Term 6 months OR until Sept 2020
Hours:Full time OR Part time 30 hours per week
Job ref:259-1973241RLH-B
Site:Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals

Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Our Values and Behaviours
Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

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