Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Assessor

Posted 22 September by NHS Business Services Authority

About the opportunity

The role of our organisation is to contract a wide range of health care services which fulfil the varying needs of those in our community.

NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Kernow) is focusing on the requirements of the entire population in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the aim being to reduce the demand on over-stretched health care services. By being proactive and encouraging and supporting positive health and wellbeing initiatives, we hope to move away from a reactive health care model, with an emphasis being on prevention. This will help to ensure that we can provide the highest quality and safest health and care services, to those who need it most.

We are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, and understanding their needs. With help from volunteers in our local communities, we can empower individuals, giving them a greater choice about when, where, and how they access health services. With feedback from service users, and the knowledge and experience of our clinical experts, NHS Kernow will continue to meet, and strive to exceed national standards and targets.

About the role

The Safeguarding Adults team is recruiting! Are you interested in developing your skills in The Mental Capacity Act? Due to investment into the team and pending changes to the Mental Capacity Act NHS Kernow CCG are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic MCA assessor. The role will support the team in completing the Community Deprivation of Liberty applications and to work in partnership with the Continuing Health Care team.

This is a brilliant development opportunity for a Band 6 wanting to take the next step in their career by moving into the field of Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Adults. You will work as part of the Safeguarding Adults team on the Mental Capacity and Liberty Protection Safeguarding agendas.

You will be supported within a friendly team who are committed to providing the best for patients and staff across an organisation which aims to deliver outstanding care for every patient.

About you

This is a development role which requires an underlying passion for ensuring Human Rights for our community’s most vulnerable people. Whilst a awareness of the Mental Capacity Act would be of benefit there will be ongoing training and support from the team members.

You should identify and summarise skills and personal qualities that the ideal candidate should possess, as well as what you want them to achieve. A generic section is outlined below.

The successful applicant will live NHS Kernow’s values through their everyday behaviours and interactions. You will believe in being honest and will support your colleagues and our providers, to make the best decisions and choices for the benefit of people’s health and wellbeing. You will encourage and listen to other people’s ideas and suggestions with an enquiring and positive mind, expecting to hear feedback, and taking it in the spirit of learning and improving.

You will be an ambassador for NHS Kernow, promoting the importance of improving people’s health and wellbeing, and making sure services are safe and effective, and delivered in ways that improve people’s experiences and outcomes.

Our vision is of a future where more people are supported to live the lives they want to in their communities, with the care and support of services that are safe and sustainable for future generations. We will achieve this with compassion, imagination and by building effective relationships and working together.

About the NHS

In return you will be part of a system that is pioneering change in the Health Service, and alongside every team member, you will help us to achieve our goals.

You can look forward to excellent benefits including discounts in store and online, optional pension and life assurance, flexible working options, salary sacrifice vehicles/ cycles/ child care vouchers, two days pro rata to undertake volunteering, coaching and mentoring opportunities, as well as fantastic opportunities to develop your career.

Closing date: 9th October 2020

For more information, or to request support with the recruitment process, please contact Rebecca Evans, Mental Capacity Act Lead, ,

Reference: 40938845

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