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Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Specialist Practitioner Pain Management

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Nurse/ AHP with experience in Pain Management to join our team for fixed term, maternity cover.

Herefordshire Pain Management Service are a multidisciplinary team who provide care to adults experiencing acute and chronic pain in hospital and community settings across Wye Valley NHS Trust. The service also provides care to paediatric inpatients experiencing acute pain, most commonly following surgery.

The Specialist Pain Management Practitioner is an integral member of the team and has a key role in the Pain Management Service. They will work in conjunction with the wider consultant-led multidisciplinary team to deliver effective acute and chronic pain management across inpatient and outpatient settings in the trust.

The Specialist Pain Management Practitioner will act as an ambassador for the Herefordshire Pain Management Service, role modelling best practice and clinical excellence in care.

The Specialist Pain Management Practitioner will support local service improvement by helping to deliver quality improvement initiatives and applying governance processes.

The Specialist Pain Management Practitioner will provide specialist advice, support, and education with a trauma informed approach to patients, carers, nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team for patients referred to the Herefordshire Pain Management Service.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide care in a safe and efficient manner, maintaining and improving standards and at all times using available evidence.
  • To work closely with the pain management multi-disciplinary team during collaborative working with primary and secondary care and other agencies to develop and extend services for patients within the speciality, including implementation of quality initiatives and targets.
  • To participate in setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of individualised patient care.
  • To provide care following the biopsychosocial model with a trauma informed approach.
  • To be able to manage self and others within emotional or distressing circumstances.
  • To demonstrate and promote professional, clinical and managerial leadership.
  • To influence and implement the local and national clinical governance agenda.
  • To monitor and report on clinical and professional standards and take action as required.
  • To ensure adherence to the Trust's Health and Safety policies.
  • To ensure effective liaison and professional relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary teams.
  • To monitor, manage and report clinical workload to ensure the effective delivery or care and deployment of manpower, taking all possible actions to minimise risk when optimum staffing levels are not available, in accordance with local and national guidelines

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional holding registration with relevant regulatory body (eg The Nursing and Midwifery Council, The Health and Care Professions Council)


  • Postgraduate study

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Competency gained through post registration experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the biopsychosocial model and trauma informed approach to care.
  • Ability to function as a coordinator within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to mentor and teach a range of professional staff



  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience working with patients with acute and chronic pain conditions
  • Experience of service change

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Wye Valley NHS Trust

Stonebow Road,



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