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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Chronic Pain
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours
Job ref
Burnley General Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267
26/08/2019 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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

 The Integrated Musculoskeletal, Pain and Rheumatology Service (IMPReS) provides a triage, assessment and treatment service for East Lancashire patients presenting with musculoskeletal conditions including inflammatory, non-inflammatory and chronic pain conditions following receipt of referral from primary and secondary care clinicians through one single point of access (SPoA).

The multi-disciplinary pain team includes Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Advanced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Chronic Pain Consultants, based at Burnley General Hospital. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to support the existing Nursing team and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure a streamlined service for patients in chronic pain.

In order to assist with our service delivery we are seeking a motivated and dynamic Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain Management Service. This nurse should possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist in Chronic Pain provides comprehensive advice, information and support for patients, delivering a combination of both individual and group based interventions. The successful applicant will need to be flexible regarding hours worked and willing to travel between hospital sites.

The successful applicant will be expected to deputise for the Clinical Nurse Specialist, to participate in the operational management of the Chronic Pain Unit at BGH and assist in the professional management and development of the Chronic Pain Nursing team. They will also be involved in service development, audit and research and service evaluation. They must be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development.

In return, you’ll be supported by an expert team in an environment where training and development opportunities are actively encouraged in order to meet the clinical needs of the role. Nursing provision within the Chronic Pain Management Service is well established, well regarded and highly valued.

If you are ambitious to develop your specialist care career in pain management, working with a dynamic team who strive to achieve the best care outcomes for the people we care for then we are eager to talk to you.

The post holder would be expected to deal with each and every situation following Compassion in Practice and the six key elements Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment, as well as delivering the Trust, Divisional and Departmental objectives.

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian  and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that ELHT has an under-representation of BAME employees.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.     By telephone 01254 732075 or email or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

Appointments will be made on merit.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For informal visits to the Burnley site please contact Lead Specialist Nurse Stacey MacPhail on 01282 803175 during office hours 09.00am - 5.00pm