Advanced clinical nurse specialist MSK Chronic Pain

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

You will be working for Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the MSK Pain Management Service, based at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup Kent. This is a specialist service for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain disorders who often have complex mental health needs. The aim of the service is to provide care, to optimize pain management and improve quality of life.

You will be joining the pain management service as a clinical specialist with a focus on caring for patients with chronic pain. Our innovative biopsychosocial model delivers evidence based service tailored to the needs of people in the Bexley area.

For this post you will be required to be a good team worker with excellent communication skills and be comfortable working autonomously. As part of this role you will have the opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team consisting of doctors, nurses, psychologists and physiotherapists. Our department is committed to providing staff with the experience to develop specialist skills and knowledge in pain management.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a highly advanced expert practitioner in pain management, developing, implementing and evaluating pain management initiatives. As well as participating in the delivery of effective and evidence based care.

The post holder will play a pivotal role within an effective and award winning multidisciplinary MSK Pain Service. They will be expected to initiate, develop and deliver key policies / objectives / education programmes in liaison with the Consultant Nurse, and local Consultants for Pain Services for PRUH & South Sites.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking advanced assessments in an outpatient setting. They need to be able to deliver and co-ordinate nurse led clinics on a 1:1 basis with patients.

To have the relevant skills and prescribing qualifications to undertake medication reviews and initiate / amend analgesic regimes.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering pain management programmes in a group setting, working with current nursing and allied health establishment and in partnership with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

To demonstrate advanced teaching, sharing and innovative skills.

To maintain expert practice in all aspects of pain management, extending scope of practice and developing an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability.

To take a lead role in facilitating best practice, service modernization; clinical audit and research.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To see direct chronic pain referrals, assess and manage complex clinical pathways demonstrating advanced expert practice.

    To undertake an advanced role within the RESTORE Pain Management Programme and play an expert role in the strategic development of the service with the Consultant Nurse.

    To demonstrate clinical expertise, supporting the development of chronic pain awareness and knowledge across the local community and health economy.
    Act as an expert in Chronic Pain opinion within the MSK service, ensuring involvement in continual professional development.
  • Providing evidence through case studies, reflective writing, professional journals and articles and reviewing national guidelines with regards to current best practice and incorporating this into the service and your clinical practice.

Person Specification

Evidence based


  • MSc
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • clear evidence of managing chronic pain patients with mental health issues
  • Evidence of teaching/lecturing experience
  • current knowledge of NHS and the implications for pain services


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Counselling experience/qualification
  • Participation/presentation of Research projects
  • Evidence of participation in and development of local pathways

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