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Mental Health Administrator

Mental Health Administrator

Posted 22 March by Elysium Healthcare
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new service as a Mental Health Administrator. Be part of a new, dedicated team at Dunnock View (Formally Oaktree Manor), which is opening early 2024, where you will have the opportunity to ensure the department upholds a confidential and efficient service in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended November 2007).

You will also organise a variety of tasks such as referrals, discharges, barring discharges, renewals, appeals, Mental Health tribunals, ward movements and section changes following the Mental Health legislation.

No two days are the same as you will also be responsible for overseeing service users legal documentation regarding the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended November 2007), which includes section paper, section renewals, rights, consent to treatment and Mental Health Tribunals. Additionally, you will liaise with the Mental Health Act Detention Review Panel to organise convenient dates for renewal/appeal meetings.

Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • Liaising with external authorities to arrange, process and document information in relation to patient admission, referrals, discharges, barring discharges, renewals, appeals, Mental Health Tribunals, ward movements and section changes.
  • Checking all legal documentation in relation to patient detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended November 2007), including section paper, section renewals, rights, consent to treatment and Mental Health Tribunals.
  • Maintaining patients’ clinical records (both electronic and manual) in accordance with Elysium Healthcare procedures, and to ensure the input of valid information in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Producing audits as requested by the Administration Manager and MHA Admin Advisor.
  • Supervising the work within the Mental Health Act Admin Department.
  • Producing statistics for the database for Local Health Authorities, the Mental Health Act Commission, and other statutory bodies.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Demonstrable experience of administration/ office systems
  • Sound knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • To be confident in setting up video conferencing meetings.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended November 2007) and associated legislation.
  • To be able to stay calm and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Be able to use your initiative to plan and prioritise workload.  

Where you will be working

Address: Dunnock View, Tendring, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 0BX

Be part of a new team at this 42-bed service, providing treatment for men and women who may have suffered trauma and are affected by mental health disorders.

A trauma-informed care model is used to focus on length of stay to make sure individuals are able to move as quickly and safely as possible from the service to the most appropriate and least restrictive environment for them.

Service users could be suffering from Acute mental illness, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Personality Disorder, Dual diagnosis, Self-harm, Substance misuse issues.

What you will get

  • Annual salary of £25,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Reference: 52363264

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