Chronic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 6 - London

Chronic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist – Band 6 

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) is a large teaching Trust located in North East London. Our Vision is to provide outstanding healthcare to our community, delivered with pride.

We care for a population of more than 750,000 people and are one of the largest employers in the region, with 7,500 staff and volunteers. We have a national and international reputation for many of our specialist services, including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma.

Depending on the kind of work you'd like to do, you could work in one of two locations:

  • King George Hospital in Goodmayes, Ilford
  • Queen’s Hospital in Romford

Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including: Emergency Department (A&E), outpatients, surgery, inpatient medical care and critical care. Together both hospitals have more than 1,000 inpatient beds.

Job summary 

The CNS will provide evidence based expert nursing care in an expanded role to patients with chronic pain in the outpatient setting. They will ensure the delivery of high quality pain management to both patients and families. The post holder will assist to undertake research and clinical audits to contribute to service improvements.

Clinical / operational responsibilities  

To support clinical care by managing a patient caseload, demonstrating assessment, planning, evaluation and support skills in all aspects of chronic pain management.

  • To support and facilitate nurse led follow up clinics following agreed protocols.
  • Support the pain consultants in chronic pain clinic.
  • Work closely and in collaboration with all members of The Chronic Pain Management Service acting as a role model for clinical staff. 
  • Individually manage a case load of patients under the care pathway of the Chronic Pain management Service.
  • Identify clinical priorities whilst ensuring effective time management.
  • Evaluate individual chronic pain management plans suggesting changes to regimes as appropriate.  Involving the patient in these decisions.
  • To be aware of own clinical limitations and understand when patients care is outside individual scope of practice. To liaise with other senior members of the chronic pain team or other professional for advice.
  • Deliver all aspects of the pain management programme within their clinical limitations.
  • To provide individualised advice education and support to patients and their carers to help manage their chronic pain condition.
  •  To provide a telephone helpline service for patients, ensuring there is clear   documentation.
  • To ensure that patients receive appropriate support following their chronic pain management treatments.
  • To practice in an organised but flexible manner with the ability to respond to the unpredictable and challenging needs of the service

Important Requirements:

  • NMC Registration
  • At least 6 months NHS experience in that last 3 years
  • Previous Chronic Pain Clinic experience
  • Robust clinical knowledge, strong initiative, and a proactive approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Honesty and integrity, and a caring patient-centred approach

Our Bank Staff Nurses are invaluable to us, so to reward their devotion and hard work, we offer them the following benefits:

  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to manage shift with online timesheet
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Competitive pay

Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.