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Named Nurse / Professional for MCA / DoLS

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Safeguarding team as a Named Nurse / Professional for MCA and DOLS. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and experienced practitioner that is capable of positively influencing practice and competent to lead on the MCA/DOLS agenda for the Trust, with the support from the Deputy / Head of Safeguarding and wider safeguarding team colleagues.The role will require an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Best Interest decision making and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the ability to support positive outcomes for patients accessing Trust services, supporting colleagues to undertake all necessary duties where a patient lacks capacity.The ideal candidate will be a visible leader, with the credible skills and knowledge required to undertake this role, having the skills to drive forward this agenda and embed throughout Trust areas.

Main duties of the job

Act as the clinical expert in the field of Mental Capacity and Best Interests. The role will include advising the Trust on its statutory duties for Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding 2009 and working alongside statutory duties for safeguarding adults and children recognising the close alignment of the strategies.Ensure patient information is collated, monitored and fully accurate, maintaining complete and contemporaneous records in line with NMC/SWE/ relevant AHP wider professional bodies and Trust standards.Act as a professional role model to all colleagues, patients, carers and the public at all times.Provide practical advice and support to embed the capacity agenda across operational and corporate services and forge strong links with the partners across health and social careIncrease the Trust knowledge and understanding of the specific needs and services for patient who lack capacity to ensure the delivery of a high standard of patient care.

Please see full job description for further information on role requirements.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunities o NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Take Lead responsibility for the Trust representation at MCA/DoLS Subgroups externallyCoordinate Education development and delivery of evidence based Mental Capacity, best interest decision making and DoLS training at all levels for Trust staff.Monitor and report the MCA/DoLS activity within the Trust and ensure that all reporting requirements both internally and externally are met.Regularly review the data quality, validation and completeness of reports with relevant stakeholders, and ensure that requests for information are processed and responded to in line with Trust policy.Maintain professional responsibilities in accordance with the relevant professional code of practice, maintaining a professional portfolio with evidence of continuous professional development as required.

Please see full job description for further information on role requirements.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of expert/advanced working knowledge of MCA, Best Interest decision making, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Court of Protection applications and their application within an acute Trust
  • Experience of producing and delivery educational packages
  • Experience of audits


  • Experience of producing and delivering educational packages
  • Experience of influencing a team



  • Current NMC / SWE or HCPC registration appropriate to the job role.
  • Evidence of relevant post registration development
  • Best interest Assessor qualification
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent evidence / experience


  • Teaching / mentorship qualification / course or equivalent relevant experience

Interpersonal skills


  • Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
  • Able to effectively communicate in situations of emotional distress
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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