Clinical Nurse Specialist Pain Management

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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, and MDT clinics.

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.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for contributing towards the day to day operational delivery of the Pain Management Service and take responsibility for an agreed nurse-led caseload maintaining a professional approach at all times. This includes implementing and evaluating pain management initiatives, facilitating the provision of a seamless service and promoting quality, evidence-based care to patients in accordance with local and Trust policies.

Develop and participate in audit, research and educational activities related to pain management to facilitate learning and to improve the clinical service we provide.

Have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the inpatient and outpatient Pain Management Service and be willing to develop your own skills through continuing professional development.

Ensure effective communication throughout the Trust to develop and build working relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate 'best practice' in the management of patients in acute and/or chronic pain.

Demonstrates time management and organisational skills to deliver a flexible service that responds appropriately to unpredictable and challenging needs.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • oR.N. (adult nurse)
  • oRelevant 1st Level Degree or Significant
  • oExperience in similar Band 7 Post
  • oClinical Supervision/ mentorship qualification, E.N.B. 998 or equivalent (inc experience)


  • oAdditional qualification in Pain Management or relevant specialty e.g. Palliative Care, Rheumatology or Rehabilitation.
  • oNurse Independent Prescriber
  • oRelevant MSc, preferably in pain management



  • oHigh standard of clinical skills.
  • oExcellent inter-personal skills.
  • oGood personal organisation skills, able to work independently & part of a team.
  • oEffective teaching skills (informal & formal)
  • oBasic computer skills
  • oManagerial Development



  • oUnderstand the principles of pain management including:- physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, chronic disease management and other relevant treatment options.
  • oAn awareness of acute & chronic pain services and the needs of inner city populations.
  • oClear understanding of the Band 7 CNS role.
  • oUnderstanding of Clinical Governance issues.
  • oAwareness of current NHS & professional issues
  • oAwareness of Clinical Supervision
  • oAwareness of relevant professional guidelines.


  • oUnderstand change management principles.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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