Advanced Pain Management Practitioner
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
If you are passionate about improving the care of patients with chronic pain, an exciting opportunity has arisen. The Central Vale Cluster is offering a full-time band 7 role, to develop a community pain clinic, providing clinical care to patients with chronic pain.
You would run clinical sessions within the central vale area, as well as help develop and analyse the model. We intend to recruit a psychologist to provide a biopsychosocial approach to pain management.
You should have significant experience working within pain management, and be able to undertake specialist pain assessment and intervention autonomously.
The project has the support of our local secondary care pain team, and 1 day a week would be spent in the hospital pain clinic, to maintain clinical links, enable case discussion and learning, as well help with service provision in this setting.
This post is 37.5 hours/wk, part time hours or job share will be considered.
Pain is a local clinical priority. We aim to offer a new alternative to the current model, and this project offers real potential for transforming the lives of patients. The Central Vale Cluster is an exciting team to work with, with a track record of delivering innovative impactful projects. You will need to share our vision, be forward thinking and be willing to embrace new ways of working. You will also need excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to motivate, influence and inspire.
Main duties of the job
This post is fixed term for 18 months due to the needs of the service.
To act as specialist practitioner within the field of pain. The postholder will undertake advanced clinical assessments for patients with chronic pain, on behalf of the Central Vale GP Practices, with a view to helping patients better manage their chronic pain condition.
They will be responsible for coordinating and delivering specialist pain clinics within the Cluster footprint where they will develop, implement, and evaluate pain management initiatives on behalf of the GP practices. They will carry a mixed caseload of chronic pain patients, presenting with complex medical histories associated with both MSK and non-MSK pain
This role will form part of the Clusters growing multidisciplinary team where they will be expected to initiate, develop, and implement local policies/clinical guidelines relating to pain across the Cluster and deliver key objectives in liaison with the nominated Clinical Lead.
The post holder must be able to support patients with chronic pain who require on-going management, utilising a bio-psycho-social framework approach. The post holder should be able to carry out physical assessments as required.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac
- Relevant 1st Degree/MPharm (Master's degree)
- Registered practitioner with; NMC, HCPC, GPC
- PGDip/MSc in Pain Management
- Registered Independent prescriber or working towards
- Counselling qualification
- Experience working as an autonomous practitioner
- Evidence of practically applied appropriate extended scope practitioner skills
- High standard of clinical skills, demonstrating complex analysis and judgement
- The ability to integrate evidence based/research/guidelines into practice
- The ability to manage complex and competing issues
- Able to present at meetings
- Expert teaching skills (Informal/Formal)
- Evidence of ability to integrate evidence- based research/guidelines into development of local pathways of care
- Demonstrates expert knowledge and skills regarding the principles of pain management
- Has sound knowledge of the key issues and developments in chronic pain both locally, nationally and internationally
- Good understanding of clinical governance, risk management and safeguarding
- Current knowledge of NHS and government issues and associated initiatives, and their implications for chronic pain services
- Evidence of involvement in practice development and quality improvement with previous roles
- Report writing skills
- Bio psychosocial model/approach to pain management
- Evidence of delivering high standards of care
- Patient and carer centred approach to care
- Demonstrate personal and professional pride in your role and the NHS
- Clear evidence of adaptability and flexibility as a professional
- Creative, innovative and flexible
- Evidence of on-going personal and professional development in line with advanced practice frame works/models
- Welsh Language skills - verbal/written
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Dr James Martin
- Job title
- General Practitioner
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07801 556531
- Additional information
Dr Sharmila Khot, Consultant Anaesthetist Sharmila.Khot@wales.nhs.uk