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Senior MCA/LPS Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate and motivated individual to become a Band 6 Senior MCA/LPS Practitioner for the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) team.

We are recruiting for a Full time Band 6 to join the evolving MCA/LPS team. As a team we cover flexible office hours Monday to Friday and this role would not include weekend working or shift working.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are inviting applications from Allied Health Professionals, Nurses or those with a Social Work qualification. We are looking for experienced Clinicians who are keen to further their specialist skills in the Mental capacity act and who are looking for the opportunity to be part of a new trust wide implementation process to support the delivery of LPS. On the job training and development will be provided as well as ongoing and support will be given particularly in regard to LPS.

The ultimate aim of the post is to assist the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in its aim to improve and maintain compliance with the MCA and work as part of a team to set up a robust system for LPS. The evolving team consists of a number of Band 6 Practitioners, a Project Support Officer, Administrators and MCA leads.

The focus of the role initially will be to support the trust to demonstrate improving compliance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). You will be required to develop, deliver and support all staff throughout the trust at all levels to build their confidence and competence with using and implementing the MCA. This role will help to ensure patients with complex vulnerabilities due to capacity issues are protected from harm, received the correct support and have appropriate adjustments made to ensure their journey is individualised safe and therapeutic. You will be a source of advice in relation to MCA matters, Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) and act as a point of contact when the Trust is involved in any Court of Protection cases. You will be working with the acute hospital and community hospitals including children’s services in the Trust.

You will be working closely with Clinicians and Managers at all levels providing remote and face to face training and devising other resources to ensure that the Trust is supported to meet the challenges of the MCA and its applications; in a variety of clinical and complex situations. You will experience a high level of support from your team and be encouraged to be innovative and creative in your approach.

** As this is a new role and it may be something very different to what you have done previously we encourage you to ring or email to find out more about the opportunity and talk through what the role entails. **

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Interview Date: Tuesday 17th October 2023

For further information please contact: Stacey Endacott or Natalie Wensley on / 07990410930/ 07788756532

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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