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Specialist Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Pain Management
NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
Full and Part time hours available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
31/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

The Pain Management Service is an integrated multidisciplinary service looking after patients with acute and long-term pain, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting.  We have an amazing opportunity to offer a role within the team.

This role offers the opportunity to expand or develop skills in teaching, audit and research. The Pain Service offers educational placements for medical & nursing students, trainee pharmacists, psychologists and physiotherapists. Post-holders are encouraged to develop their skills and there are opportunities to study at Masters level, modules including independent non-medical prescribing, clinical assessment and management of long term conditions.

The Service currently covers Monday- Friday (07.45-17.45) and Saturdays (08.15-14.00). With development of the elective theatre programme and move towards a seven day hospital service, hours may extend in the future to cover evenings and full weekends.

This post is far more varied than just caring for post-surgical patients with acute pain.  It may be attractive to applicants who have an interest in mental health, psychology and caring for patients with a long-term condition, including persistent pain.

For further information or an informal chat; contact the Pain Management Service on the 01603 288453, or via email to or or – We would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

You will see in-patients with post-operative pain or where pain is delaying hospital discharge at NNUH working with pain consultants and the nursing team.  Our outpatient service is based currently at Adelaide Street Health Centre, and less frequently at Cromer.  Here, you will see patients in multi-disciplinary clinics and nurse led clinics. There is also an opportunity to develop skills in group patient education; facilitated by the clinical team and supported by a team of patient (Expert by Experience) representatives. The post holder will work shoulder to shoulder with consultants, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists and the nursing team.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN level 1, ENB 998 / relevant teaching qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant specialist qualification


Essential criteria
  • At least 3 years post registration experience, 1 of which must have been in a relevant clinical area


Essential criteria
  • Self motivated, and has the demonstrable ability to motivate others
  • Proven ability to affect and manage change effectively

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katherine Dyer
Job title
Lead Nurse/ Matron
Email address
Telephone number
01603 288453