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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2019.

Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-620

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Are you seeking to develop your skills in patient management for acute and chronic pain. We are looking for an experienced registered health care professiona, ideally with a background in pain assessment and management to work in our acute and chronic pain team on a full time basis within our organisation. The acute pain team is a multidisciplinary team approach to the assessment, management and support to patients who are suffering from acute and chronic pain. The team offers a 6 day service to our patients with the team consisting of health care professional from medicine, anaesthesia, nursing and pharmacy to provide high levels of care. Through daily nurse led ward rounds, consultant led ward rounds, policy development and education patients and staff receive a quality patient outcome focused service.

The ideal candidate will have high clinical standards with an emphasis on pain management. The potential candidate will be well organised and be able to work as part of a multi disciplinary team. The team are a dynamic clinical team who have clear aspirations to develop both the team and the patient care that they deliver.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the clinical lead and Associate Director of Health Care Professions to support patient assessment, education and direction the wards with all things relating to acute and chronic pain. Ideally the candidate will have non medical prescribing but education and development can be provided if required.

Are you a motivated health care professional looking to develop and provide a high quality service to patients. Then WUTH is your future employer.

By joining us we will give you the support and development you need to develop in your role. Being part of our team we can offer you staff benefits including Lease Car Scheme, Smoking Cessation Services, Childcare and Family Support and other healthcare related support packages. If you seek to work in a specialised team and wish to build an exciting and fulfilling career at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, then this is the role for you.

This post is open to both NMC registered Nurses and HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioners. We are looking for a highly motived, passionate health care professional who possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to motivate and negotiate and is passionate about pain management. This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period in line with trust policy.

Interview and assessment will take place on Thursday 3rd October 2019. The Assessment process may take all morning - please allow for this should you be shortlisted.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lee Bennett - Associate Director of Health Care Professions

Directorate of Perioperative Medicine

Telephone Number: 01516785111 Ext: 7405 Bleep 2709

Email Address:


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