1 week ago

DoLS Nurse Assessor

Birmingham 380 - 380 Contract

Job Reference: BBBH42126_1659444726

DoLS Nurse Assessor (NHS) (Hybrid)
£380 per day

Birmingham, West Midlands (commutable from Solihull, Coventry, Redditch, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Worcester, Tamworth)

My Client are an NHS Trust based in Birmingham and are seeking a DoLS Nurse Assessor on an initial 6 month contract basis (37.5 Hours) Paying £380 per day (Inside IR35).

The role is Hybrid and successful candidates will be required to come to the office at least one day a week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the delivery of a high quality, comprehensive DoL assessment for all people identified as CHC eligible who lack mental capacity and meet the 'acid test' on behalf of BSOL CCG.
  • Ensure that the team deliver completed MCA, BI decisions, and applications for Community DoL or Judicial DoL for complex patients on their caseload.
  • Support the Lead MCA, DOL and LPS Lead Practitioner on prioritisation of applications and identifying risk situations.
  • Support practitioners in Adult CHC and children's' Continuing Care by identifying recommendations to reduce restrictions and maximise choice and control.
  • Provide liaison between Children's Continuing care and Adult Continuing health care team for young people in transition.
  • Ensure that the team delivers support to patients and their families/network to better understand what constitutes a deprivation of liberty and the safeguards that exist to protect their rights including their right to make an application to the Court of protection.
  • Provide leadership to the team regarding working in partnership with patients and carers to enable them to make informed choices about care and support and inform family members/friends pertaining the role of Rule 1.2 representative. Provide guidance on completing consultation with the person as part of the application and the COP24 witness statement.
  • Being responsible for supporting the MCA, DOL and LPS Lead Practitioner in liaising with the CCG legal representatives to make applications to the Court of Protection for a hearing in cases where there are objections, disputes or specific welfare issues that need to be decided in the client's best interests by a court judge. Complete court work and attend hearings as part of ongoing proceedings.
  • Lead, attend and contribute to meetings and forums in relation to Community and Judicial Deprivation of Liberty, MCA, BI as required.
  • Develop good practice in compliance with the MCA 2005 and 2019 amendment, promoting the legislation, deprivation of liberty process and providing advice and support, in line with changes in legislation.
  • Identify, report, and appropriately respond to Safeguarding alerts/concerns. To understand and utilise the escalation policy when safeguarding outcomes are not met.
  • To ensure the service is delivered with the person at the heart of the assessment process and that the pathway is completed in line with best practice.
  • Be responsible for developing policies and procedures in own work function considering the impact on the wider organisation, as required.
  • Identify and disseminate areas of good practice through appropriate networks Hampshire.
  • Proactively raise issues and provide solutions in partnership with other colleagues in relation to change management, working across agencies to enhance seamless care.
  • To lead and be responsible for developing future strategies for on-going multi-disciplinary training for practitioners in Adult CHC and Children CC teams.
  • Participate in the support of enquiries by the general public, this includes complaints, subject access requests and Freedom of Information requests.
  • To have good knowledge of effective and efficient approaches to treatment, challenging accepted practice, and propose alternatives where appropriate.
  • Update, maintain, organise, gather and analyse information to predict/meet future organisational and team needs by identifying best professional practice.
  • Deliver against objectives, achieving quality outcomes, prioritising own workload, and working to tight deadlines.
  • Be responsible for leading team meetings.
  • Promote equality and value diversity in line with trust policy.
  • Maintain professional registration and ensure that the key principles of the registration are adhered to.
  • Be responsible for reporting progress, challenges, and key issues to Senior Leaders across the ICS.
  • Determine short-, medium- and long-term business plans, achieving quality outcomes.
  • Responsible for proposing and drafting changes, implementation and interpretation to policies, guidelines, and service level agreements the service.
  • Works with key partners to develop joint policies and procedures which will enhance the overall delivery of service-to-service users and enable closer working practices


Qualifications:

  • Professional Qualification and current registration with relevant professional body i.e. NMC/HCPC (Nurse/SW/OT/AMHP)
  • Qualified Best Interest Assessor
  • Evidence of post qualifying and CPD
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