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Doctor - DoLS Mental Health Assessment Job

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Psychiatry Jobs
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All England
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Up to £200 per completed assessment
RT Group
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Doctor – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – Mental Health Assessments Job

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic Doctors (GP’s) who are interested and able to undertake Mental Health Assessments and Eligibility Assessments which form part of a MCA DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (formerly known as the Bournewood safeguards) were introduced into the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) through the Mental Health Act 2007 (MHA). The aim of the safeguards is to provide legal protection for those vulnerable people who are deprived of their liberty otherwise than under the Mental Health Act 1983, to prevent arbitrary decisions to deprive a person of their liberty and to give rights to challenge deprivation of liberty authorisations. The safeguards apply to people who lack capacity to consent to care or treatment, and who are suffering from a disorder of the mind.

We have opportunities to conduct these assessments throughout the UK.

Benefits of the role:
• Hugely rewarding as you help some of the most vulnerable people in society.
• Flexible working – ability to conduct assessments around existing work commitments
• Additional earning potential.

The role:
• Conduct a Mental Health Assessment and/or Eligibility Assessment
• Complete relevant report/paperwork
• Liaise with Best Interest Assessor to ensure continuity for service user

To conduct a MCA DoLs Mental Health and Eligibility Assessment you must have:
• Be a Doctor approved under section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983, or be a registered medical practitioner with at least three years’ post-registration experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder, e.g., a GP with a special interest.
• Completed training for deprivation of liberty mental health assessors provided by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and confirm your training is up to date.
• Hold current registration with the GMC
• Be eligible to work in the UK
Why work with us:
• Twice Weekly Pay Roll
• Free DBS and compliance service
• Access to a variety of work opportunities throughout the UK that aren't available from other agencies
• Flexible working around other work commitments
• Your own dedicated consultant with extensive knowledge
• "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for colleagues you refer who we successfully place

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