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Associate Hospital Manager - York and Scarborough

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are looking for volunteers to become Associate Hospital Managers in the York and Scarborough area. AHMs can claim travel expenses when applicable as well as an honorarium payment for each meeting.

The role of our Associate Hospital Managers (AHM) is to review the detentions of patients subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 in Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. They read and listen to evidence from patients, carers and professionals and maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to information gleaned during this process.

AHMs must have the ability to make judgements based upon written and oral evidence and must be able to convey these judgements appropriately to service users and/or carers.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates must be able to communicate sensitively and appropriately with professionals, patients and their families. As part of a 3 person panel they must have the ability to form and articulate rational conclusions on the basis of written and verbal evidence and function effectively as a team member. AHMs must attend a minimum of 12 meetings per year - face to face and remotely as required. They must agree to complete online mandatory training yearly or as required, attend training given by Trust Solicitor and take part in yearly and 3 yearly reviews.

The role will have a probationary period of 6 months.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care, our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We are committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We will not rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To review the detentions of patients subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 in Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

To read and listen to evidence from patients, carers and professionals and maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to information gleaned during this process.

To make judgements based upon written and oral evidence and convey these judgements appropriately to service users and/or carers.

To be part of a panel of 3 Associate Hospital Managers to review detentions following renewal or following appeal from patient. To read reports and listen to information from professionals involved with patient's care.

To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are carried out in accordance with the Act and Code of Practice throughout the Trust.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • An understanding of confidentiality.
  • The ability to analyse complex problems to read and comprehend detailed reports to actively listen and question.
  • The confidence to question and challenge respectfully.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to be objective and impartial.


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Foss Park Hospital

Haxby Road

York

YO31 8TA

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C9346-24-0388

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