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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Pain Service (Band 7)

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Nurse to join the Pain Management Service within East Cheshire NHS Trust. The role will involve working in the Acute Pain Services. The Acute Pain Service operates within Macclesfield Hospital it is a hospital wide service covering a range of specialties such as, general surgery, orthopaedics, medical, obstetrics and urgent care. In addition the Acute Pain Service also accepts referrals to see in-patients with chronic pain problems.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, with post registration clinical experience working ideally at Band 6 level and with experience and a keen interest in pain management. You must be able to work effectively as part of multidisciplinary team, and be able to accept the responsibility of working autonomously, often under pressure.

Hours per week: 26

Main duties of the job

You will be able to organise your own workload, manage your time effectively and be able to manage challenging situations and provide clinical support and guidance. You will have the skills to troubleshoot clinical problems in the area of pain management and be able to plan and deliver pain management education packages to multidisciplinary teams.

You will be a confident communicator, able to build strong professional relationships within the multidisciplinary team, hospital environment and external agencies. You will be computer literate and have a sound understanding/experience of audit.

You will have current 1st level registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, be educated to degree level or higher (or willing to work towards it) and hold a recognised teaching/mentoring qualification. If not already registered, you will be expected to qualify as an independent prescriber.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • 1st level degree
  • Teaching / Mentoring


  • Pain management qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber or working towards / willing to undertake course
  • Working towards MSc in pain management

Knowledge & Skills


  • Acute & Chronic Pain Service
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Risk management
  • National / local pain management policies
  • Analgesic pharmacology
  • Sound understanding of pain management
  • Teaching / Mentoring
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge and clinical skills to manage, monitor and troubleshoot analgesic infusions
  • Sound understanding of analgesic pharmacology, drugs, dose, duration
  • Teaching - all disciplines staff, formal and informal
  • Audit



  • Clinical experience managing patients with acute and chronic pain


  • Experience of working at Band 6

Other role requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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