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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pain Management

Band 7

Main area
Surgical and Anaesthetics Services
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday - mixture of long and short days)
Job ref
435-S018-22-A
Site
Across East Lancashire Sites
Town
Across East Lancashire Sites
Salary
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

The Acute Pain team  comprises of 2 Band 7's and 2 Band 6 RN's, the service is constantly being reviewed to ensure that we deliver safe, personal and effective care to all our patient.

In summary the post holder will..

Take day to day professional responsibility for the support and management of patients requiring pain management, providing safe delivery of quality patient care, expert advice on acute pain
management for inpatients to multidisciplinary colleagues and manage a caseload.
Be a competent practitioner able to make autonomous decisions regarding pain management decisions, including assessment, reviewing, ensuring appropriate treatment is planned and medication prescribed.

 Ensure evidence- based practice and improvement  by teaching, developing & improving pain management systems.
Act as line manager within the pain team, work closely with and support the anaesthetic department to improve current and implement new pain management techniques across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Working as senior member of the Acute Pain Team co-leading day to day operational delivery ,taking responsibilty for nurse led caseload. Responsible for delivery of evidence based clinical care , providing effective leadership & working with MDT professionals/practitioners to provide effective ,efficient & safe care to our patients. Responsible for monitoring & improvement of standards of care through supervision ,clinical audit ,evidence based practice ,delivery of education & supporting junior members of the team .Working as line manager to Band 6 members of team .Actively contributing to the clinical effectiveness process within the service ,managing the clinical database (MEDICUS) ,representing the service at divisional & trust level ,presenting activity reports regularly .Maintaining close links & working practices with Chronic Pain Service - working weekly session with Pain Management Service (chronic pain) Clinical Director Consultant - reviewing referred patients with persistent pain & involved with developing pathways of care

Working for our organisation

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area.  We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards in their areas of expertise.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 Acute Pain Team participating in the ongoing development of the acute pain service and supporting the utilisation of anaesthetic and pain management techniques

 Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues to provide evidence-based pain management
Provide advanced and competent nursing care to patients with pain problems and prescribe/recommend treatment plans following assessment and evaluation.
Provide advanced and specialised advice and support to health care professionals, patients,
Clinically assess patients with pain and make judgements on clinical condition and further pain management including escalation to medical colleagues where needed.
Clinically assess patients receiving pain management treatment such as Patient Controlled analgesia, regional nerve blocks, local anaesthetic infusions, and make judgements on clinical condition and further pain management interventions required.
Produce and maintain comprehensive documentation of pain management plans
Participate and/or lead clinical audit and present the findings to relevant groups
Participate in updating and introducing guidelines and standard operating procedures as is deemed appropriate to the requirements of the service in collaboration with a named consultant
lead.
Participate in the development and delivery of enhanced recovery programmes within the Trust
Practice as non-medical prescriber in line with Trust policy and NMC guidance
Where relevant, assist and support departmental Leads/ Manager in achieving clinical, operational and corporate objectives.
To establish robust working relationships with all team and service users and actively encourage and promote joint working in the pursuit of continuous service improvement
Support services to achieve meeting agreed financial targets.
To generate and prioritise own workload.
Contribute to pain management information given at various pre-operative schools
 The post-holder is responsible for the clinical evaluation of new equipment and makes
recommendations relevant to purchasing policies for all equipment used in pain management.
The post holder liaises with relevant suppliers at a local level, organising trials of equipment and
provides advise to management about future requirements for equipment and product needs. 

Person specification

Essential/Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Bachelors Degree or proven demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Significant demonstrable post registration experience in Pain management
  • Ability to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others, acting as a role model and leading by example
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Non-Medical prescriber qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Masters degree or portfolio evidence
  • Clinical Examination/Clinical Diagnostic qualification
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience in developing clinical pathways or protocols

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Yvonne Helm
Job title
Matron General Surgery
Email address
yvonne.helm@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254 734348