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Band 8a -Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Band 8a -Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pain Management Service

We are looking for an experienced clinical nurse specialist with the ambition and vision to lead our progressive pain management service at Barts Health NHS Trust. You will be responsible for professionally leading the clinical nurse specialist teams at Whipps Cross and Newham University Hospital sites, and professionally and operationally responsible for managing the clinical nurse specialist teams at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital sites. We are a progressive integrated acute and chronic pain service therefore the successful candidate must possess the right skills to drive forward service objectives for development and innovation whilst maintaining the day to day operation of the service.

You will be expected to work at an advanced practitioner level and promote clinical excellence throughout the team and the organisation, whilst working closely with the clinical lead, consultant colleagues and key stake holders.

You will be responsible for the professional development of the clinical nurse specialists you operationally and professionally manage therefore it is essential that you possess excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills, have the drive and ambition to develop people, and have the ability to provide innovative ways of thinking to develop individuals and the service as a whole.

The successful candidate must have an MSc qualification in pain management (or a willingness to complete if successful). You shall possess significant experience working as a clinical nurse specialist in either an acute or chronic pain service. Experience of developing and leading on clinical audit is essential whilst research experience is desirable.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Emma Senyard, Assistant Director of Nursing email: ( Email address removed ) Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or Stephen Ward, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist email: ( Email address removed ) Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so.

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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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