Become A Cheswold Hero

Head of Patient Safety and Clinical Security

Job Descriptiopn

We are looking to recruit a Head of Patient Safety & Clinical Security (full time, part time considered) to join our expanding team within a 110-bed local independent secure Mental Health Hospital. We are on a mission to really improve our standards of care and kindness and are about to expand in to multiple sites. We work in partnership with the NHS to develop a range of excellent facilities for our patients and staff. Our people are what makes us unique and it is our shared values that ensures we provide the best care and environment for our patients and teams to thrive and develop, as the Head of Patient Safety & Clinical Security you will have a significant part to play in delivering those common goals.

Job Requirements:

Responsibility for the development and implementation of therapeutic security practices within Cheswold Park Hospital and Associated premises. This specifically includes relational and procedural security.

To Lead on specific quality improvement work supporting the patient safety agenda to improve patient safety across all wards and premises associated with Cheswold Park Hospital

The post holder will work in conjunction with the Leadership team across the organisation to develop and provide specialist training to all clinical and non-clinical staff to further enhance the skills of the workforce in all areas of the Hospital and Associated premises

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Chief Nurse lead on the implementation of the Patient Safety Strategy within Cheswold Park Hospital and associated premises

  • Provide expert advice and support to staff across Cheswold Park Hospital and associated premises on Patient Safety matters

  • Have oversight of compliance with Duty of Candour statutory requirements within Cheswold Park Hospital and associated premises

  • Promoting collaboration and transfer of best practice within the hospital ensuring lessons learned

  • Have oversight of and where appropriate, lead on incident de-briefs relevant to all patient safety and therapeutic security breaches

  • Lead on Ligature risk assessment across the Hospital and support wards to implement resultant action plans

In return we offer our Head of Patient Safety & Clinical Security the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Comprehensive training packages to assist in the long term progression of your career

  • Pin number renewal paid for

  • 27 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

  • Company pension scheme

  • Free use of the onsite gym

  • Lucrative referral scheme for bringing like-minded people into the organisation

  • Onsite Nursing Advisory Council – Allowing your voice to be heard

  • Free Parking

  • And much more

The role can be physically demanding and as part of the role you must be willing and able to undertake training in physical interventions.

Please note: We apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for disclosure on successful candidates.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £47,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


  • Company events

  • Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Flexible schedule

  • On-site parking

  • Referral programme

  • Store discounts

  • Wellness programmes


  • 8 hour shift


  • Forensic Healthcare : 3 years (Required)


  • NMC (Required)

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£47,000.00-£50,000.00 per year