Mental Health Act Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Ref: CYG12266

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  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £19,000 per annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 15/01/2021
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

    We are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Act Assistant to cover maternity leave and support the MHA team in ensuring the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983.

    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...

    • Scrutinising section papers and checking that relevant paperwork is present and correct and reporting 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
    • Covering MHA Administrator in his/her absence
    • Complete Mental Health Act Audits using Corporate Template for All Wards.
    • Adapt to changes in organising new protocols for Tribunals and Managers Hearing in response to COVID - 19 
    • Attending Meeting in the absence of the Mental Health Administrator
    • Liase with external Agencies
    • Liaise with 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

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Strong career progression opportunities
    • Expert supervision & support
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Pension scheme
    • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

     

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

     

     

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