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Paediatric Pain Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Paediatric Pain
Band 7
Part time: 18.75 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£45,780 - £51,393 pro rata, inc HCA
13/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our clinical nurse specialist team for Paediatric Pain.

This is an autonomous specialist role providing an acute and chronic pain management service to our paediatric patients across all specialities in the children’s hospital. The role includes providing leadership and advice on the provision of patient controlled analgesia, including the programming of pain management devices in the acute inpatient setting.

The Paediatric pain nurse specialist is actively involved in clinical care, working closely with the ward staff on a daily basis. The post holder also works closely with the adult pain team.

If you are interested in applying for this post, you must be able to provide evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner with extensive clinical knowledge and skills. You must provide evidence of working in a leadership role.

Experience of managing pain is desirable. You must be RN (Child).

We can offer you support with your professional development through our close links with Kings College London University and London South Bank University.

You should be committed to the delivery of a high standard of care, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We would welcome applicants who are interested in developing their career and becoming a clinical nurse specialist, as well as those who work in this role already.   

The successful applicant would work as part of the existing clinical nurse specialist team who will provide support, training and mentorship.

We encourage applicants to arrange an informal visit.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Watt, Paediatric Matron at telephone 020 3299 6582 or Dr Cathie Hill, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Paediatric Acute Pain Lead at