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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/01/2021.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Pain Team

Job Reference: 415-Z20-491

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Pain Team
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We have a fantastic band 7 / developmental 6-7, 22.5 hours per week, permanent post available for an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Pain Team.(This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the Job Description required in the future)

Appointment to Band 7 will depend on experience and qualifications evaluated against the RCN Pain Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Nursing Team.

We have recently made some exciting changes to the working methods within the pain team at NDHT. In line with best practice the pain department has moved to integrate the inpatient nursing team and outpatient based persistent pain team. As a Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist you will form an integral part of this team that consists of; pain consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, a psychologist, an occupational therapist and our admin team.

Daily work will focus on shared working within the team to deliver comprehensive assessments and offer individualised treatments to produce high quality patient outcomes. You will be expected to take part in formal and self-directed learning with enthusiasm to allow development of this role. Clinical and professional support is available. You will be encouraged to assess your own performance and devise new initiatives to improve safety and quality of pain management.

The post requires a high level of clinical expertise, excellent communication skills and evidence of multidisciplinary working. Previous pain management experience and evidence of either completed or in progress non-medical prescribing qualifications are essential. You must also have a serious interest in improving pain management skills using a variety of approaches including biopsychosocial management.

In addition the role involves provision of formal and informal education programmes for multi-professionals across the organisation through pain specific study days, competency assessment and participation in degree accredited courses.

For further information, contact Matthew Lund on 01271 337820 or We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 6th January 2021

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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