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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pain Management Band 7

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, incl. HCAS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pain Management

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of pain services?Are you looking for a demanding, fulfilling job that will truly make a difference to patient care?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced Nurse to work in all areas of the pain service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, co-ordinating care and treatment of patients with acute and chronic pain.

You will provide input across all areas of pain management, including the inpatient/acute pain service, the chronic pain service and the multidisciplinary pain management programme provided by the Centre of Pain Education (COPE).

Apply for our Band 7 clinical nurse specialist position! If you have recent experience working as a CNS in a Pain Management service, we want to hear from you. In case we don't find a perfect fit for the Band 7 role, we're open to interviewing candidates for our Band 6 trainee clinical nurse specialist position. For the Band 6 role, we're looking for registered nurses with recent experience in surgical, theatre recovery, or critical care, especially those with expertise in caring for patients using patient-controlled analgesia with opioids.

Successful Band 6 applicants will have the chance for career progression based on the completion of competencies outlined in the UK Career Framework for Pain nurses. Join us in making a difference in patient care

Main duties of the job

This role will:
  • Include inpatient/acute pain ward rounds, delivering nurse led clinics including 'rapid response' and medication reduction clinics and specialist nurse input to COPE
  • Require an appreciation of the complex issues patients with chronic/persistent pain can face and an ability to show initiative and understanding in providing support and care for these patients and their relatives/carers. Outstanding communication and team working skills are therefore essential.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey.

In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas.

Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please refer to the attached job description, which also includes the person specification, for full job main duties***

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • BSc
  • Teaching, mentorship qualification
  • Recognised post-registration pain qualification eg King's college, or equivalent


  • MSc Pain Management
  • Non Medical Prescriber



  • Substantial experience of working as a clinical nurse specialist within an inpatient Pain Service as a band 6 or above
  • Good understanding of caring for patients receiving patient-controlled analgesia and continuous epidural infusions
  • IV medication certificate and competence


  • Experience of conducting medication reviews for patients following discharge from hospital or presenting with chronic pain

Skills and Knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge of physiology, assessment and pharmacology related to pain management
  • Ability to understand and utilise clinical evidence as an specialist practitioner
  • Well -developed written and verbal communication skills demonstrating the use of a variety of media/IT skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively
  • Understanding of risk management and governance responsibilities


  • oEvidence of participation in audits, service evaluations and research related to pain management

Values and behaviours


  • Put the patient first
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team
  • Demonstrate commitment to improve and encourage excellence
  • Role model respect

Teaching Experience


  • Proven teaching and assessing skills
  • Evidence of applying current research to practice

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent Communication and InterPersonal Skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to work flexible across all hospital sites
  • Willingness to undertake professional responsibilities at local, regional or national level

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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