Clinical Nurse Specialist – Children’s Pain

Location

CHI @ Crumlin

Duration of Post

Specified Purpose

Campaign Reference

146366

Closing Date

30th June 2022

Purpose of the Role:

Pain management nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist role is pivotal within the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of acute and complex pain. The CNSp children’s Pain will advise and direct clinical practice in pain management; act as a resource for pain management issues supported by the other Paediatric Pain Service members. Assist with developing and evaluating seamless effective Paediatric Pain Service, to promote excellence in patient care, and facilitate multidisciplinary teamwork.

There is a strong emphasis on regular patient contact for the purpose of assessment, monitoring and evaluation to ensure safety and efficacy of pain management therapies and techniques. This post is crucial in raising awareness and promoting a wider understanding of pain management strategies requiring an evidence-based approach.

The CNSp will be expected to provide expert clinical knowledge in the management of pain to individual children and young people and their families, which will require collaboration

with Consultant Anaesthetists/ Consultant in Pain, RANP Children’s Pain, Ward managers and nursing staff, Specialist Nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary.

The successful candidate is required to work within the professional frameworks of Nursing and Midwifery Practise as per NMBI and within agreed hospital guidelines and protocols, use professional judgment in managing complex and unpredictable situations and seek guidance from other relevant experts in a timely and appropriate way.

Vision, innovation, flexibility, good communication, managerial and teaching skills are essential attributes.  An appreciation of research is also necessary in order to carry out this role effectively.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Be registered on the Children’s Division and/or the General Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 

And

  • Have at least 5 years post registration experience of which 2 must be within an acute hospital setting  

And

  • Clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to discharge the functions of the role appropriately and effectively.

And

  • Evidence of continuing professional development in paediatric pain management

 

How to Apply and Informal Enquiries:

Please note that you must submit a cover letter with your CV, this forms part of your application and CV’s will not be accepted without a detailed cover letter. Please click here for a copy of the job description for this post.

 

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and letter of application is Thursday 30th June 2022 by 23:59pm. Applications must be completed through the advertised post on CHI.jobs by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

 

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.

 

For informal enquiries for this specialty/department, please contact Monica Griffin, Assistant Director of Nursing at monica.griffin@olchc.ie  

 

For other queries relating to this recruitment process, please contact Recruitment, recruitment@nchg.ie  

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns