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Spinal Cord Stimulator: Nurse Specialist or Physiotherapist

Job Description

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic band 6 or band 7 (dependent on experience) Specialist nurse or physiotherapist to join our neuro-modulation team in Southampton. For a fixed term 2 year contact 3 days a week. Increasing demand necessitates the need for expansion of our team. The team currently comprises a neurosurgical consultant, pain medicine consultant, consultant clinical psychologist, clinical nurse specialist and admin support.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, reliable, proactive and well organized. They will have experience in the assessment and management of chronic pain, be an excellent communicator and team player and ideally be a registered independent prescriber. Experience in neuro-modulation is not essential but the ability to assess complex chronic pain patients and understand key barriers to managing will be required.

The post will involve many aspects of the service including patient education session and contact throughout their pathway (from initial referral, outpatient and inpatient duties). In particular there will be a need for close MDT working and regular communication within the team and the industry representatives dealing with enquiries from patients and GPs/other clinicians. They will also be able to communicate competently with distressed and complex patients in a 1:1 setting or on the telephone, providing reassurance and seeking advice and guidance from the team as required.

For enquiries please contact Ms M Cumming, Clinical Nurse Specialist. Sarah Halcrow matron Neurosciences.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
M Cumming: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sarah Halcrow: Matron Neurosciences

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Return to Practice

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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