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Mental Health Act Administrator

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Priory High Wycombe, 309 Cressex Road High Wycombe HP12 4QF

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




22hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Priory High Wycombe Hospital will be opening as a newly refurbished 12 bed independent hospital, providing specialist inpatient treatment for Children and Adolescent with Mental Health and  Learning Disability in Spring 2018. Conveniently, located close to M40 J4, the new service will specialise in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. The hospital will provide a specialist Low Secure environment for young people aged 13-18 years and will consist of a 7 day, 24 hour service fully supported by a Senior Management Team and multi-disciplinary specialist clinicians on site and a school.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Purpose:

Co-ordinates, administers and monitors the implementation of the internal processes and statutory procedures required for the registration, admission and treatment of patients detained in accordance with the regulations schedules of the Mental Health Act (MHA).

Key Accountabilities:

1. Co-ordinates the accurate and timely completion and processing of section papers and associated documentation ensuring the relevant information, signatories and permissions are obtained and recorded in accordance with the requirements of the MHA and code of practice.

2. Ensures patients, their relatives, legal representatives and official agencies are provided with the information and documentation required to effect the detention, registration and admission of an individual under the provisions of the MHA.

3. Liaises with clinicians, allied professionals, patients, their families, legal representatives and official agencies. Receiving and responding to enquiries and requests for information in accordance with company policy, service level agreements and statutory regulations.

4. Organises and services all associated meetings ensuring the effective and timely production, collation and distribution of reports, minutes and other relevant documentation.

5. Ensures that all information and documentation is correctly processed in line with policies and procedures in order that regulatory and statutory requirements are met. Maintains the audit  trail ensuring up to date and accurate information can be provided or accessed as required.



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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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