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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Pain

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (Dependent on experience)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric PainBand 6 Development Post. 18 Month, 30 hours Fixed Term. JOB:This is a 0.8 wte (30 hour) band 6 fixed term contract development post for Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Paediatric Pain Service.The job purpose is to assist with developing and evaluating a seamless effective Paediatric Pain Service Trust Wide, to promote excellence in patient care, and facilitate multi-professional teamwork. The post holder will provide advice and direct clinical practice in acute post-operative and medical pain management, act as a resource for pain management issues supported by the other Paediatric Pain Service members.You will work autonomously once completed a competency-based development portfolio and act to maintain the service in the absence of the lead CNS for the Service. There will be a strong emphasis on regular patient contact for the purpose of assessment, monitoring, and auditing to ensure safety and efficacy of pain management techniques.QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE:Applicants are required to be RSCN or RN-Part 15 (Child Branch), and ideally to have a post-registration qualification in a related paediatric pain management or evidence of interest within this field of practice. You will have excellent communication skills, proven clinical skills together with organisational, teaching and management experience.Closing date: Monday 29th July 2024Interviews: Friday 9th August 2024

Main duties of the job

  • To work with multi-disciplinary team to provide optimum pain relief and symptom management for all in patients with acute pain. To ensure a safe, effective, seamless continuity of care and delivery of service maintained
  • Assist in the management of patient caseload, providing assessment, diagnosis, planning and evaluation of clinical practice in accordance with local Trust policies and procedure. To assist clinical areas to achieve Trust agreed standards of pain control.
  • Accept patient referrals from multi -disciplinary teams across the trust. To be able to acknowledge own limitations in knowledge and know when to request support or refer to a senior nursing/medical staff of the pain management team, when your scope of practice is exceeded.
  • Act as a role model, and a resource to provide advice and clinical support on all aspects of paediatric pain and related symptoms control to all staff in managing patients with pain management needs, using current research to underpin clinical practice.
  • Provide support, information, education and counselling as appropriate to patients, carers and staff.
  • To be able to work in a stressful environment and able to communicate with staff, patients and carers about difficult matters and or difficult situations.
  • To provide a highly specialist knowledge to assess, plan and deliver patient centred care and be able to discuss treatment options in depth with sensitivity, knowledge and expertise

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is crucial in raising awareness and promoting a wider understanding of pain management strategies requiring an evidence-based approach.

Applicants that have been successfully short listed can arrange to attend a paediatric pain round prior to interview and meet with the lead CNS for paediatric pain management. For further information, please contact: Sarah Parry Lead CNS for Paediatric pain on 01173427001 or email

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant post registration experience in acute setting
  • Significant clinical experience in pain management
  • Uses current research to underpin clinical practice
  • Evidence of participation in audit/data collection
  • Understanding of the changing NHS and clinical governance


  • Critical care and/or recovery experience
  • Experience of autonomous practice
  • Health & Safety/Risk Management

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work load
  • Basic computer literacy e.g Microsoft word
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Decision making skills
  • Competent in advanced nursing skills for pain management
  • Ability to undertake self-directed learning
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake / working towards
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification in pain management
  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Children's Hospital

Upper Maudline Street Bristol



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