Clinical Nurse Specialist – Pain (The Wellington Hospital)
About The Facility
Develop your nursing career with HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016'. The Wellington Hospital is part of HCA Healthcare UK, which is the world's largest independent hospital company. The Wellington is the largest of the six hospitals under HCA Healthcare UK with over 240 beds and circa 900 employees. We are internationally renowned for its cardiac services, neurology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and most other forms of acute medicine. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Pain Management) to join The Wellington Hospital based at our facility in St John's Wood, London (NW8 6PD).
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team using your clinical expertise to co-ordinate high quality care and treatment of patients requiring Pain services across the facility. This will include supporting both pre-operative assessment and post-operative care of patients including follow up after discharge. • Job Type: Full time, permanent role. • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 4pm. Flexibility around these daily hours). • Salary: £41,000 - £51,000 plus HCA benefits package. • Benefits: Structured career development, funded courses, 25 days holiday, health and wellbeing support system, pension, private medical care cover and much more.
Duties & Responsibilities
• To act as a role model and provide supervision in the clinical area demonstrating advanced clinical specialist skills in order to provide the highest standard of evidence based, patient centred care. • Support of Acute, Chronic & End of life pain management. • Pre-op assessments of complex pain patients and post-operative visits on the HDU and ITU ensuring pain advice is implemented. • Promoting the educational programme within the hospital working closely with our fantastic Nursing teams, Consultants and other Healthcare Professionals. • To assist in compliance with National Regulations including NICE guidance and CQC expectations within the field of Pain nursing management. • To assist in audit of the inpatient service, including patient satisfaction and patient outcome measures and then act on results to continually monitor and develop the service. • To identify staff training needs, and provide group and individual teaching to nursing staff on aspects of pain care, to support the development of specialist knowledge.
Skills & Experience
• Registered Nurse with Pain Management experience. • Experience at a CNS, Sister/Charge Nurse or Senior Nurse level with extensive relevant post registration experience. • Acute Surgical or Critical Care background is advantageous. • Pain management qualification. • Recognised teaching qualification or evidence of Masters level learning would be advantageous. • Confident decision maker, with a focus on improvement and development. • Excellent communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
About The Individual
HCA Healthcare UK offers ground-breaking innovation, leading the way in complex care. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your career and we are committed to helping you achieve this by providing appraisals, mentorship and further training / development opportunities. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process. We look forward to meeting you.