Mental Health Act Administrator

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
M15 4HA
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
14 May 2022
Closes
12 Jun 2022

Job Description

Main duties of the job

To undertake the administrative aspects of the implementation of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS), including, where necessary, supporting those responsible for the implementation of the Act. Also to ensure that the necessary support is in place to enable the MHA Hospital Managers to carry out their statutory duties ensuring best practice is developed and maintained throughout the organisation

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Receipt and scrutiny of statutory MHA documentation, ensuring that all documentation is completed lawfully and that any errors are rectified within designated timescales
Ensuring transfers of detained patients to and from the organistion are undertaken in accordance with the legislation and that relevant documentation accompanies the patient

Coordinate administrative aspects of DoLS applications

Organise the administration of Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings and Mental Health Act Hospital Managers reviews
Provide the MHA Hospital Managers with all the necessary information and support to enable them to carry out their duties, including designing and delivering training programmes and monitoring deployment

Coordinate liaison with MHA Commissioners (Care Quality Commission) including arrangements for visits and collation of responses to recommendations

Person specification

Education and Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • •Educated to A level, HNC or equivalent


Desirable criteria
  • •Certificate in Mental Health law or similar qualification


Experience
Essential criteria
  • •Working in an administrative role in the NHS or comparable setting
  • •Operating systems for managing and monitoring information
  • •Following organisation procedures and maintaining quality standards in one's work
  • •Working with a range of professionals of different backgrounds
  • •Use of computer-based systems and programmes


Desirable criteria
  • •Some knowledge of the MHA and its Code of Practice


skills and Aptitude
Essential criteria
  • •Excellent organisational skills
  • •Ability to demonstrate a sensitive approach towards service users
  • •Ability to communicate effectively with senior professionals, Hospital Managers and Mental Health Tribunal representatives
  • •Awareness of the need for sensitivity and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters
  • •Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines in a challenging and demanding environment
  • •Willingness to travel to other Trust sites and other venues as required


Desirable criteria
  • •Experience of line management/supporting others in order to achieve a shared vision/goal


Skills and Abilities
Essential criteria
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work effectively within a team


Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website www.. Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency ba

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Job Details

Mental Health Act Administrator

Manchester, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
14 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
12 Jun 2022

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