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PONTEFRACT HOSPITAL & DEWSBURY & DISTRICT HOSPITAL
An opportunity has arisen for a full time Registered General Nurse within the Pain Management Service (PMS). The service provides out-patient assessment and treatment/care planning, in addition to day-case injection treatments for patients with chronic pain.
The service operates at Pontefract Hospital and Dewsbury District Hospital. The PMS also provides a service for in-patients with both acute and chronic pain problems at Pinderfields Hospital and Dewsbury District Hospital. This includes follow-up of patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia systems (PCAS) and/or epidural infusions routinely and advice regarding analgesia, including Entonox.
The successful applicant will be a level 1 Registered General Nurse with at least 1 year post-registration experience in an acute medical or surgical setting. Previous experience within pain management is not necessary as full training and support will be given. A genuine interest in all aspects of pain management is essential. Understanding of the World Health Organisation Analgesic Ladder is vital, as is competency in managing oral/PR/IM/IV/SC analgesia. Experience of managing Patient Controlled Analgesia systems (PCAS) and epidural infusions would be advantageous.
A training plan will be developed and competencies set to work towards. The post-holder will ultimately be expected to work without direct supervision, though indirect supervision/advice will be available at all times from the Pain Management Team. The post-holder will be expected to liaise with the Acute Pain Consultants and other members of the Pain Management Team regarding referrals and prioritisation.
Other general duties include the management of injection treatment sessions, in relation to admission, observation and discharge and assisting the consultants during the injections. The working pattern of the department is generally Mon-Fri 0830-1700, although this may be subject to change.
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