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Mental Health Act Administrator

Reference

PRI47742

Location

Priory Hospital North London, Grovelands House, Southgate, N14 6RA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

up to £25,000 DOE

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 Role Description

Priory Healthcare is the UK’s leading provider of private mental health care. We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment. The Priory Hospital North London is renowned for its clinical excellence in the field of Acute Mental Health, Addiction and Adolescent  Services

Priory North London  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young Adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. Further information can be obtained from www.dbs.gov.uk 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental health Act/Compliance Administrator to join our team to ensure compliance with MHA 1983 Regulations, MHA 1983 Code of Practice and Divisional policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Mental Health law with the ability to read, understand interpret and apply relevant legislation and case law relating to the act and be able to work under pressure.

Main Responsibilities but are not limited to:
• To manage the efficient administration of the Mental Health Act (MHA) within the area of responsibility and prioritise workload to meet constantly changing demands.
• 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.
• To be an active member of the Healthcare MHA administrators group, MHA training sub group and MHA audit sub group.
• Create and maintain individual legal files for service users subject to the Act, safeguarding confidential information and statutory documentation.
• Maintain accurate data in relation to the use of the Act in order to provide statistical information for national and local reporting processes.
• 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.

Benefits:
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Birthday Leave
Free meal on duty 
Pension contribution
Free site parking
Enhanced maternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
Priory Perks - Discounts & Cashbacks
Generous refer a friend scheme
Career development opportunities

To apply on line please visit our website jobs.priorygroup.com and look for Priory North London Vacancies.

If you require further information please contact Queenie Sibanda on 02088828191 ext. 7127
 

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

05/06/2021