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Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be working as part of a specialist team providing expert nursing practice and a cost effective service to patients requiring acute and chronic pain management in the hospital setting .

In line with the Trust's Annual Business Plan you will provide a high quality advanced expert nursing/midwifery practice and cost-effective service to patients requiring routine and emergency care, from outpatients, pre-admission through to discharge and review at home.

The Division aims to provide an environment conducive to the on-going development of all staff and advancements in the quality of the service by ensuring provision of a high standard of training, teaching and clinical care within the acute/community setting.

To provide clinical support carrying out independently or assisting with interventional/investigational procedures in which full training has been undertaken based on clinical practice standards

Main duties of the job

Be expert support in the continued development the established Pain Service across the Trust .

The role encompass all aspects of acute and chronic pain in both in-patients and out-patients .

Provide specialist clinical pain management including advice and education to patients , carers and , carers and the multi disciplinary team.

To work with the pain service in coordinating all aspects of pain management across the Trust .

To contribute to and undertake Pain Service Clinical Audit

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To co-ordinate the specialty care within the Trust/CCG, including outreach clinics within the region.

    To become an essential member, and point of contact and resource for the multi-disciplinary team and patients and carers.

    Carries out diagnostic/therapeutic interventions as an independent practitioner, interprets, writes reports and commences further possible treatment on the basis of the findings.

    Carries out complex therapeutic/investigational procedures under indirect supervision of the Consultant. Ensuring that they are carried out using safe practice and under agreed guidelines/protocols to ensure that the highest possible standard is obtained based on competent clinical practice.

    To demonstrate the ability to develop new skills, to provide an expert high quality, nurse-led service/midwifery-led service.

    To provide ongoing follow-up care and support (home visits / telephone support / nurse/midwife led clinics / outpatient clinics and outreach clinics)

    To develop the service in a structured interdisciplinary way, initiating on-going change and progression in the expanding role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Midwife.

    To develop interdisciplinary clinical management protocols and work within them.

    Autonomously or in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, manage the care of patients carrying out relevant interventions, within agreed clinical protocols and in line with current practice/trends.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • MSc level learning
    • RN / RM - Part 1
    • Relevant specialist course or similar
    • Mentorship course (supervising and assessing)
    • Advanced training/skills in invasive/therapeutic/diagnostic procedures relevant to speciality
    • In-depth knowledge of anatomy related to speciality
    • Knowledge of conditions, management and treatment


    • Knowledge of quality standards
    • Counselling course
    • Non-Medical Prescribing



    • Senior clinical experience within their speciality
    • Experience in Practice Guideline Development
    • Audit and Research Experience
    • Evidence of clinical leadership qualities
    • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
    • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a multi-professional team
    • Evidence of using primary and secondary healthcare teams and resources
    • Ability to clinically lead and direct staff
    • Experience in patient advocacy


    • Lead an audit and/or research study
    • Presentation and publishing experience
    • Caseload management
    • Leading a service



    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Counselling skills
    • Computer Skills
    • Ability to conduct own project successfully and follow them through


    • Change management
    • Statistics and report writing

    Personal Qualities


    • Maturity and self-awareness
    • Creative, lateral thinker
    • Sensitivity based on knowledge

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road



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