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Mental Health Act Administrator

Reference

PRI32387

Location

Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Dependant on experience

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

 

 

Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Hertfordshire (on the borders of Cambridgeshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards  situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

• To ensure compliance with the MHA 1983, amendments to the act and the revised MHA Code of Practice

• To support and advise staff, service users and relatives on the MHA 1983 and associated procedures.

• Keep up to date with new legislation relating to the MHA, and the implementation of new policies and procedures as required and ensure staff are fully informed and trained in new practices

• Receive and scrutinise statutory documentation; ensure that errors are rectified within the legal timescale; be responsible for identifying an invalidating error and following documented procedures after consultation with the Director of Nursing

• Monitor, remind and record changes in legal status and appropriate documentation.  Informing consultants and nursing staff of legal requirements relating to detained patients i.e. renewal of sections, consent to treatment etc.

• Be responsible for processing hearings in relation to MH tribunals and Hospital Directors review, notifying all relevant parties, obtaining reports negotiating hearing dates and venues, providing and processing documentation in accordance with the MHA code of Practice and Divisional Policies and Procedures.

• Ensure supplies of MHA documentation, statutory and in house, are available for clinicians, service users and their nearest relative

Division DBS info

We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

https://www.priorycareerpathways.com/

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.

Disclosure

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.

Closing Date

17/11/2019