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Health Based Place of Safety (HBPoS) Staff Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you think you have what it takes to work within an innovative and unique mental health service within central London? If so, we have the opportunity for you!

We currently have vacancies at our Health Based Place Of Safety (HBPoS) and are looking for Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses who are looking for a new challenge to work within our HBPoSbased at St. Charles Hospital in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with good transport links.

The post holder will oversee nursing procedures to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with The Nursing and Midwifery Council's Code of Professional Conduct. There is an expectation that the post holder will place the needs of service users at the centre of care delivery in accordance with the Pan London 136 Guidance and relevant Trust Policies. The HBPoS Manager will be a visible, accessible and authoritative presence in clinical areas providing assistance, advice and support to staff, patients, relatives, carers & visitors.

We are a 24/7 service & we are staffed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team. The Health based Place of Safety service (HBPOS) is one of the points of admission in the Trust for all persons requiring care in a hospital-based place of safety.

Main duties of the job

HBPOS team is responsible for:
  • Providing care to persons admitted to the Place of Safety in accordance with the Place of Safety Care Pathway.
  • Facilitating a Mental Health Act assessment within a specified time frame.
  • Formulating a discharge or transfer plan that provides the appropriate level of on-going care.
  • Ensuring the safety & wellbeing of all users of the service.
  • We are committed to empowering our service users and to allow our staff more time to do what they love, NURSING.
  • With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across the unit, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

In addition to the above you will be expected to adopt the Bleep Holder Role as required where you will act as the Unit Coordinator.

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. You will become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

We're always looking to recruit people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves.

About us

With every employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. You'll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

You will be offered
  • Shift work that can support you to have a healthier work-life balance.
  • Commitment to develop you as a practitioner as evidenced by current staff progressing to Band 7 positions and others being supported to complete their Nursing Advocate and Advanced Clinical Practitioner training.
  • Opportunities to shadow our other services at St Charles such as HTT, FRT and speciality inpatient services.
  • Regular supervision and career mapping including development programmes.
  • Great transportation links that will make your commute easier.
  • Participation in case-formulation and specialist, psychology-led training sessions.
  • The chance to work with a strong, forward-thinking and innovative service that will allow you to flourish as a practitioner and do what you do best, nursing.
  • Hidden Gem, annual award ceremoniesand award-winning Staff Networks that have thousands of members and exciting events.
  • Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you think you have what it takes to work with our exciting team then we want to hear from you. Please look at attached JD and PS.

Key Responsibilities

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

Person Specification



  • Registered on the NMC register, Mental Health
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines


  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development

Skills and knowledge


  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • IT Skills: Able to maintain electronic patient records. Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • Nursing Skills: You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic.
  • Help others in the team achieve their objectives and deliver safe, effective care
  • Mentor, teach and support others in the team
  • Supervise others in the team
  • Contribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working

Previous Experience


  • You need previous experience of working in the community / mental health services either as a nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics


  • Caring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
  • Respectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • Able and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
  • Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals



  • Able to work efficiently in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


St Charles Mental Health Centre

Exmoor Street


W10 6DZ

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