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Mental Health Act Administrator

Job Reference: 383-SF-221-19

Employer:
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Administration
Location:
Hartington Unit, Chesterfield
Salary:
£17,787 - £20,448 per ann

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Act Administrator to join our forward thinking Trust which offers training and development opportunities. This post will be based at Hartington Unit, Royal Hospital, Chesterfield where you will be part of a small team responsible for the provision of Mental Health Act administration across the Trust.

The post holder will need to be a self-motivated individual with good knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983. You will be responsible for receiving and scrutinising the Mental Health Act statutory documents and arranging for any amendments to be made within the legal timescale. You will organise Mental Health Tribunals and Associate Hospital Managers hearings on behalf of patients subject to the MHA 1983.

The Mental Health Act Administrator will liaise with consultants, clinical teams, social services, solicitors, Care Quality Commission, service users and their relatives.

You will need to have excellent administrative and organisational skills, together with the ability to communicate at all levels.

Support and training will be given to the successful candidate.


 For further details / informal visits contact:

Mrs Christine Henson, Mental Health Act Manager, or Mr Chris Elkin, MCA/MHA Team Leader on 01332 623700 ext: 33333.




This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ATTACHED GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

IMPORTANT - REFERENCES
We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.

PLEASE NOTE, OUR SALARY SCALES ARE INCREMENTAL, AND STAFF NEW TO THE NHS WILL USUALLY START AT THE BOTTOM POINT OF THE PAYSCALE ADVERTISED.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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