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Assistant MHA Administrator

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom £21,892 to £24,157 pa based on full time hours
Permanent & Full-time NHS_2GbWdCRS1o5T

Assistant MHA Administrator

Job Reference: 348-CORP-315B

Employer: Department: MH Act Administrator Location: Austen House, Tatchbury Mount, Southampton Salary: £21,892 to £24,157 pa based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong patient centred values who has extensive administrative experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and possesses (or is prepared to acquire) an in depth working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983.

The post holder will work as part of a Trust-wide team and will have a vital role in safeguarding the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act. They will assist the Mental Health Act Administrator with the day to day administration of the Act for a caseload of service users in their specific area, with opportunity for cross cover across all divisions including Adults and Older Persons, Learning Disabilities and Specialised Services.

Key duties will include receipt, scrutiny and rectification of legal documents to ensure that they are lawful. Monitoring of section dates ensuring that all reviews are dealt with within statutory timeframes. Provide assurance that patients' are made aware of their rights, and co-ordination of Hospital Manager Review Hearings and Mental Health Tribunals.

Applicants will be required to use their own initiative to methodically manage and prioritise caseloads. They must be a team player with a flexible approach and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. They must be highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications. Car driver is essential.

If you require any further information please contact Adele MELHUISH or Clarissa WORKMAN on 07551 311348.

Closing Date for Applications: 19 October 2020

Interview Date: 28 October 2020

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

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