Mental Health Act Lead
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Mental Health Act Administration Team based at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.
This post is Full time, 40 hours per week 6 months sickness cover
Applicants will be expected to provide excellent clerical and administrative support within the team and to effectively manage their own caseload of service users.
This will include scrutiny of legal documents, rectification of documents, the monitoring of spread sheets to ensure legal documents are received in relation to treatment and renewal of detention.
They will provide assurance that patients’ rights under Section 132 are adhered to and be responsible to arrange patient’s hearings, if they appeal to the Mental Health Tribunal or Hospital Managers.
Applicants will be required to use their own initiative to manage and prioritise their own caseloads. They must be a team player, meet tight deadlines, able to adjust plans accordingly without warning and possess excellent communication skills.
Applicants must possess knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act to enable them to administer the Act and provide relevant information to clinical staff.
We are looking for people who have :
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Please note : successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.