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HBPos Manager

West London NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an innovative and accomplished organization that has transformed Health Based Place of Safety suites, which have been recognized as a remarkable service throughout London? Located at Lakeside Mental Health Unit & Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit, our facility operates 24/7 and is staffed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team.

The Health Based Place of Safety service (HBPOS) serves as a primary admission point for individuals in need of hospital-based care within the Trust.

Our newly constructed HPBoS consists of four suites, each equipped with en-suite facilities and integrated entertainment and sensory features.

The Health Based Place of Safety manager plays a crucial role as both the clinical and operational leader of the team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered, effective, safe, and efficient care. This position involves providing care and support to individuals detained under Section 136 MHA (1983 as amended 2007).

Main duties of the job

As the manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of nursing care to patients on the ward, ensuring high standards of care are met. Your role involves providing strong leadership to patients and staff, managing day-to-day operations, and striving for continuous improvement in care quality. You will also maintain a high standard of the ward environment in accordance with CQC guidelines.

you will also lead a team comprising qualified and unqualified staff, as well as admin personnel. Your clinical leadership skills will play a vital role in upholding the highest standards of patient care. Collaboration with community services, CCG and local authorities will be essential for and managing patient care and bed flow effectively.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will collaborate with the Head of Acute services to ensure the smooth running of in-patient services, ensuring they are delivered safely, to a high standard, and within budget.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We have a variety of services across many specialties, making us the perfect place for your continued development and career pathway.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country and we need you to make that happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The HBPoS Manager is responsible for the overall management of care delivery in accordance with Trust policies, procedures, and National Guidance. They will lead a team of nursing staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality evidence-based practice, with regular supervision and appraisal. The Manager will also manage administrative and operational resources in a cost-effective manner, evaluating the standard of service provided.

The post holder will work closely with the Matron and deputise for them when required. The post holder will act as the lead in difficult and complex situations that require strong leadership to resolve and to act as main point of contact should a major incident occur which requires robust management and co- ordination.

They will coordinate multidisciplinary working, maintaining excellent communication and working relationships with team members and other services within the Trust to ensure effective interface and continuity of care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RMN)


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Mentorship



  • To be band 6 for at least 1 year post qualification


  • Significant experience in a variety of MH settings as a qualified nurse.
  • Demonstrable experience at band 6 or equivalent
  • Delivering Clinical supervision/ reflective practice to nursing as well as other professionals
  • Multi-disciplinary team working



  • Demonstrate a wide range of knowledge of the Mental Health Legislation and Framework.
  • Demonstrate a profound ability to assess, analyse and resolve complex clinical and operational issues
  • Knowledge of quality assurance.


  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals experiencing acute mental distress
  • The ability to use a range of therapeutic interventions with individuals in acute mental health crisis
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Health Placed Base of Study - Lakeside Unit



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