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Staff Nurse Chronic Pain Management

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title - Staff Nurse- Chronic Pain

Hours per week- 37.5 Hours Per Week - Part Time Hours would be considered

Perm/Fixed Term - Permanent

Salary- �28,407-34,581 per annum

Closing date-27.05.2024

Interview date-04.06.2024

We are looking for a staff nurse to join our expanding chronic pain team working in clinic and in theatre, delivering treatments to patients. The successful candidate will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and effectively coordinate and deliver an expert nursing service within this specialised area, developing evidence-based nursing care and providing clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards.

George Eliot Critical Care is a progressive dynamic service 'small and mighty'. We welcome applications from professionals who wish to develop their career with us and align with our EXCEL values. We are passionate about innovation, service improvement and change which is achieved through listening to our work force and patient group.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment of patients' care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of patient care.

Participates in team leadership and the management of the department, including supervision and delegation of work to junior staff, as directed by the department manager.

Participates in teaching, mentoring and assessing students, trainees and professional staff.

To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, practicing a high standard of clinical care and participating in all activities of the Pain Management Service to enhance the patient's experience, enhanced patient safety and outcomes.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • - Work as a flexible Qualified Practitioner in full support of the Pain Team, in all key areas of Pain Management procedures/care

    - Responsible for assessing patient needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of a programme of patient care across inpatient and outpatient services in connection with pain management and patient holistic health care needs

    - Show awareness of research based patient care by participating in practice development, clinical trials and equipment evaluation.

    - Contribute to policy development and implementation and development for pain services, the directorate and division.

    - Assess and manage a case load or individual patients that involve complex clinical, pharmacology and social situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options relating to pain management under the supervision of the pain nurse specialists and consultants

    - Ensure maintenance of good working relationships, communication and teamwork with the multidisciplinary team.

    - Ensure all documentation is completed accurately, legibly and confidentially is maintained for patients, visitors and staff. Ensure prompt reporting/recording of risk management issues.

    - Maintain the integrity and cleanliness of all basic equipment and store correctly. Ensure personal knowledge in the use and clinical application of this equipment is maintained.

    - Attend training for all equipment prior to use and ensure attendance is signed and recorded.

    - Assist in the induction, training and orientation of new staff to the department by demonstrating basic supervisory skills, including learner nurses, medical staff, support staff and other allied health professionals

    - Participate in the Appraisal process to ensure personal and Trust objectives are met.

    - Ensure personal practice /profile is kept up to date in preceptorship period and beyond.

    - Formally documents care given in line with Trust policies and procedure and in order to maintain accurate patient records.

    - Support senior colleagues in the maintenance of stock levels.

    - Read and comply with all Trust/departmental Policies. Procedures and Protocols

    - Deals effectively and sensitively with patients/ relatives/carers issues/concerns collaborating with the PALS services and follows the Trust policy on handling complaints.

    - Attend departmental staff meetings and wider Trust staff engagement and information sharing. .

    - Work within national policy frameworks relevant to the patient group i.e. child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health act.

    - Any other duties at a comparable level of responsibility as may be allocated

    - Understanding of a range of work procedures and practices, which require expertise within pain management, underpinned by theoretical knowledge or relevant practical experience.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • oAwareness of research/audit within the healthcare setting
  • oExposure to managing change
  • oEvidence of teaching experience


  • oSepsis champion role / experience

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • oProfessional qualification NMC/HCPC
  • oDegree in Nursing or equivalent or working towards
  • oTeaching qualification or evidence of teaching/mentoring
  • oOngoing personal/professional development


  • oLeadership qualification / course
  • oCommitment to undertake appropriate specialist training

Skills and Abilities


  • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • oStrong presentation skills and ability to convey complex information clearly
  • oBuild and maintain effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • oAbility to deal with complex or stressful situations involving staff, patients and relatives.
  • oCompetent user of computer software including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook & Power Point


  • oAccuracy and attention to detail in relation to computer data entry and recording of information and policy formation

Personal Qualities


  • oAbility to work alone and as part of a team.
  • oAbility to work calmly and effectively when under pressure.
  • oAbility to organise time to meet competing priorities
  • oUnderstand the limitations of your knowledge and ability.
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills and communication
  • oAbility to build constructive working relationships with all staff groups
  • oAct as a resource for IPC across the local health economy
  • oAdaptable
  • oAbility to critically assess research and other sources of new knowledge Able to assess, plan and implement care pathways within National guidelines
  • oApproachable & Enthusiastic


  • oAn enquiring and open-minded approach
  • oDemonstrates resilience.



  • oAble to work flexibly during work hours to cover department needs
  • oNonsmoker in working hours
  • oFlexible to meet the requirements of the Trust if required to work in other wards/departments at the request of the manager or other senior hospital manager

Trust Values


  • Effective Open Communication
  • Excellence and safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but support
  • Expect respect and dignity
  • Local healthcare that inspires confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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