Mental Health Act Administrator

Recruiter
CAS Behavioural Health
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
18000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
04 Nov 2017
Job Type
Administrator
Contract Type
Permanent
JOB SPECIFICATION

Job Title: MENTAL HEALTH ACT ADMINISTRATOR AND CPA CO-ORDINATOR

Reports to: Hospital Manager

St Augustine's Hospital is a purpose-built 32-bed hospital specialising in psychiatric rehabilitation for men. We provide state of the art facilities for patients to assist them with their return to independent living.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose and summary of job:

To oversee all aspects regarding The Mental Health Act 1983 of all clients within the hospital.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Administration of The Mental Health Act 1983

1.Responsible for maintaining accurate records for all detained clients to a high standard.
2.Managing patients section papers whilst conforming to the legal aspects of the MHA 1983.
3.Ensuring all relevant documentation is provided to all relevant agencies i.e. Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Review Tribunal, Solicitors, Social Workers and Psychiatrist.
4.Organising and attending Managers Panels and Mental Health Review Tribunals.Ensure all reports and relevant documentation is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with legal requirements.Including audio typing of reports.
5.Ensure all detained clients are aware of their legal rights under section 132 of the MHA 1983 and that this is recorded appropriately.
6.Liaising with Psychiatrists and organising timely renewals of sections in accordance with MHA 1983 and guidance notes from the Code of Practice and the Institute of Mental Health Act Practioners.
7.Ensure that all patients are receiving their medication legally by keeping up to date records of consent to treatment and second opinions.
8.Organise regular care program approach meetings for patients with their Multi Disciplinary Team including the social worker.Ensure all reports are available.
9.Co-ordinating solicitors for all patients to ensure they have legal representation for Manager's Panels and tribunals.
10.Ordering of all MHA documents from approved supplier.
11.To ensure discharge of patients from section, according to correct procedures.
12.To collate leave forms for all detained patients to allow lawful section 17 leave from the hospital.

In return we'll offer you:
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • DBS paid
  • Free uniform
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Free meals on duty.

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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