Associate Hospital Manager - Independant
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Location: Northampton, Birmingham and Essex
Associate Hospital Managers undertake hearings as a panel of three, and are specifically appointed to consider evidence given by the patient’s Responsible Clinician, Social Worker and Nurse, following the patient’s renewal of section, Appeal against detention, or Nearest Relative’s request for discharge. You will be expected to consider verbal information from the patient’s, legal representative, Advocate, and family views in determining the criteria for detention and make sure that the patient’s rights are upheld.
This is an important legal role required by the Mental Health Act 1983.
To apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
Since the Covid 19 Pandemic it has been necessary to hold these hearings via video conference on Microsoft Teams, however, the ability to drive to the Northampton, Birmingham and Essex site, whichever is the closest to you, will be required, once it is safe to undertake face to face hearings. You may be asked to attend hearings at another site but compensation for your travel will be provided in this case.
This role does not attract a salary, but an attendance fee, mileage from home to the St Andrew’s site and printing fees are reimbursed on a monthly basis.
St Andrew’s Healthcare is committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. We aim to ensure that the applicant is not discriminated against, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of a person’s race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, beliefs, sex, age, sexuality, physical or mental disability or marital status.