Guys and St Thomas is among the UKs busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guys is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Childrens Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. 

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of Kings Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with Kings College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of good. Our adult community services achieved a rating of outstanding.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity available for secondment for one year to cover maternity leave, to join the theatre team in the pain procedure room at the pain management centre. The post holders will work as a member of the pain multi-disciplinary team co-coordinating the pain theatre list, recovery of patients and will be trained to support pain procedures. Essential to this post is the maintenance of clinical excellence and theatre /pain experience underpinned by evidence based practice. You will be expected to provide professional advice and support to other health care professionals to provide a patient-centred seamless service. 

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the delivering care within a day care procedure room providing nursing support to the medical team in delivery of pain management interventions. Ensuring patients are treated with respect and dignity, also delivery high standards of nursing care. 

Working for our organisation

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Our Team is tight knit and work well together. This vacancy would suit a experienced qualified Nurse who is looking for a Team that can provide a high level of mentoring and support on an on-going basis. We have a wide range of social events which extend to our families and include trips to attraction and show.

Free parking for staff is available on site as well as a subsidised staff restaurant which is open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.

Annual Leave starts at 27 days a year plus bank holidays. 4 day working from 8 am to 6 pm 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Excellent communication and team working skills are essential as this post requires an appreciation of the complex issues facing patients with chronic pain; previous theatre experience/recovery is also essential and an ability to show initiative and understanding in providing support and care for these patients.

Closing Date: 19th June 2022

Interview Date: 27th June 2022

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Post registration qualification in or demonstrate relevant experience and competence (appropriate area of speciality)
  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification
  • Desirable criteria

  • Leadership qualification (e.g. LEO)
  • Theatre course
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating a shift
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous post registration experience within pain management
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Experiencing of co-ordinating a shift
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice
  • Values and Behaviours

    Essential criteria

  • Values and Behaviours
  • Guys and St Thomas celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or studys at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity , gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.