Nurse Specialist (Inpatient Pain)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for a highly motivatedand experienced pain nurse to lead our dynamic inpatient pain management team at Freeman Hospital. We aim to recruit a person who shares our ambition and vision to deliver health care with a personal touch, who has the drive to take the pain service forward.Leading the service is very rewarding but the post holder will need to be flexible, self-motivated and committed to the challenges of maintaining our high quality standards of care for all our patients within this ever growing specialty. The role is based primarily at Freeman Hospital, but cross site working is required. Working hours will be dependent on service need but primarily Monday to Saturday between 08:00 and 17:30 weekdays and 08:00-14:00 Saturdays.
- Interview Date: 12 March 2024
37 hours 30 minutes/week
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Main duties of the job
This is a highly autonomous role. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently at an advanced level and have relevant post-registration clinical experience, extensive clinical pain management experience as a Band 6 Pain Nurse in addition to formal pain and an independent non-medical prescribing qualification. They will independently deliver specialised, individualised and personalised care to both adults and children and provide support and advice to patients, their relatives and health care professionals on a day-to-day basis.For example, this will include daily inpatient ward rounds, developing policies, working closely with the MDT, creating and promoting enhanced recovery protocols..
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The post holder will be required to demonstrate effective organisational and time management skills. They will be expected to provide first-line management and leadership to a team of band 6 pain nurses. This will include the promotion of practice and professional development through clinical supervision and formal / informal education and training. The team is actively involved in audit, research and quality improvement projects, which the successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate and lead. Teaching and training of staff (nursing, medical and allied health care professionals) are very important to this role.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.
Within the sphere of specialist practice:
- Demonstrates significant advanced knowledge and skills within speciality and sphere of practice.
- Take a lead role facilitating the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
- Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
- Have corporate identity as an expert within specialist area.
- Lead and provide training and education across the organisation in relevant area of practice.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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