Liberty Protection Safeguards Senior Practitioner - Band 7 Full time, permanent post
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and highly motivated practitioner to support and implement the roles and responsibilities for the Liberty Protection Safeguards within Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job Please refer to the attached JD / PS for further information
The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) with experience of working within a complex health or social care organisationThe post holder will work closely with the Head of Mental Health Legislation and the MHA/MCA Lead to ensure the Mental Capacity Act is embedded into every day practice and that patients who are unable to consent to their being in hospital are lawfully detained using the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The role will also assist clinical staff in community settings with regard to deprivation of liberty.You will provide Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust staff with support, information, training and guidance on issues relating to the MCA and deprivation of libertyYou will be supporting the development of systems and processes to identify patients who may require a deprivation of liberty and assist clinical staff to complete mental capacity assessments and the preparation for the legal authorisation of deprivations of liberty using the Liberty Protection Safeguards.
You will support the Head of Mental Health Legislation and the MHA/MCA Lead with the implementation of the legislative changes around Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the new responsibilities placed on the Trust in respect of The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
The Mental Health Legislation department works alongside all our teams, across three diverse directorates to support our patients.
We will proactively nurture your talent and invest time to support your career development.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to apply for the NHS car lease scheme.
Job description Job responsibilities For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
We are seeking candidates who are passionate and have experience in working within health settings. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and the ability to work alone and as part of a wider team. Successful candidates would need to demonstrate flexibility, a commitment to high standards of patient care and exhibit behaviours that reflect our Trusts vision and values.
A full UK driving license and access to your own transport is essential in this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Degree level of education or evidence of continuous learning and development.
- Candidate holds a professional qualification e.g., Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
- Candidate is qualified as a best interest assessor (BIA) willing to transition to the Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP) role. Or if not a BIA the candidate is willing to willing to train to be an Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP).
Knowledge and skills Essential
- Leadership and supervisory management skills.
- Mental Health Act 1983.
- Mental Capacity Act 2005.
- Mental Health Act Code of Practice.
- Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.
- Has proven track record in working collaboratively across organisational and professional boundaries.
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