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Clinical Charge Nurse - Health Based Place of Safety

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Woolwich, London
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Charge Nurse - Health Based Place of Safety, Band 6 Permanent - Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit experienced mental health Band 6 nurse to join us in Greenwich within our new Health Based Place of Safety (s136 suite). The service is based at Oxleas House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the Greenwich adult inpatient wards have been rated as 'Outstanding' for caring following our latest CQC inspection.

The postholders will be part of a new team working 24/7 to provide a high quality and dedicated specialist service to those in mental health crisis.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has worked towards creating a centralised two bedded Health Based Place of Safety following a London wide review of provision of Health Based Places of Safety. The new purpose-built unit developed by our estates team opened in June 2020.

The successful candidates will need to be a passionate role model in delivering care as well as keen to develop and build on your management and leadership skills. You will receive support and frequent supervision to help develop within this team. You will be expected to work collaboratively as part of the Health Based Place of Safety team and wider team working in Oxleas House.

Please note, Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information available on request.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading and supporting junior staff to deliver person centred care
  • Administration of medication and knowledge of medication management
  • Supporting the manager with managerial duties
  • Provide leadership in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that all nursing and MDT practice is delivered in accordance within the legal 135/ 136 frameworks using up to date evidence-based practice with the HBPoS facility.
  • Demonstrating professionalism through role modelling and compassionate care.
  • Comprehensive assessments and care planning.
  • Provide collective and compassionate leadership to the team.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people. Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support
  • Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
  • For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Professional Registration


  • NMC Registration



  • Experience on an Inpatient mental health ward

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Oxleas House

Stadium Road

Woolwich, London

SE18 4QH

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