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Mental Health Act Administrator
Ref: CYG34785

Location
Churchill, SE1 7PW
Salary
£26,000 per annum
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 29 February 2024

Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Act Administrator to support the MHA Team in ensuring the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 at Cygnet Hospital Churchill, which offers a range of secure mental health services for men in a purpose-built therapeutic environment.

You will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a vibrant, supportive culture tailored to help you thrive.

Your day-to-day...

  • Provide specialist knowledge and skills to the Management Team and Clinical staff in the areas of legislative requirements as per the Mental Health Act.
  • Scrutinising section papers and checking that relevant paperwork is present and correct – reporting to the MHA Lead any areas which require amendment
  • Ensuring that diaries and spreadsheets are updated with listings of hearings
  • Notifying all parties concerned regarding report deadlines and dates of hearings
  • Chasing up reports for all Tribunal and Managers Hearings
  • Contacting Hospital Managers and arranging their attendance at Hearings
  • Assist the Tribunal Clerk when required to do so, ensuring that the room is set up, paperwork available and collecting visitors from reception and to liaise with the Tribunal panel in the absence of the Clerk
  • Data input of Section within the Mental health Act spreadsheet
  • Complete Mental Health Act Audits using Corporate Template for All Wards.
  • Attending Meeting in the absence of the Mental Health Administrator
  • Liaise with external Agencies & the Multi-disciplinary Team within the Hospital setting

We are looking for people who have

  • Previous administration experience including report preparation, organising meetings, liaising with customers/clients
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) with qualifications in English and Maths
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Experience of working in a Healthcare environment alongside medical practitioners is desirable
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA 1983) is desirable
  • Knowledge of compliance and auditing systems required by regulatory bodies (CQC) is desirable

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

  • Full training and Induction
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Subsidised meals on duty

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

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