Forensic Custody Nurse or Paramedic
Care & Custody - A Mitie Company
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The official start date would be 1st April 2024 and you will be expected to complete initial training before this date.
Are you looking for an alternative path in your nursing or paramedic career? We can offer a new and exciting career path in an environment that can be fast paced with career progression with outstanding training provided. Working with the Police in custody suites caring for detainees.
Salary £38,700 per year
£1000 bonus when completed 12 months service.
Full time (4 on, 4 off) and Part time roles available. Shifts will include days and Nights.
Average estimated overtime £3500 per annum
NMC/HCPC Registration Paid
As a qualified nurse or paramedic, you can have a career within the criminal justice system helping vulnerable people in society. We are looking for people who want to deliver gold standard care and have a passion for developing clinical, forensic, and wider skills.
No previous forensic experience required as full training will be given.
The role requires flexibility to work in your base Custody suite and across an assigned region in the Police Custody Suites and Force area.
Main duties of the job
The custody suites can be an energetic place to work, with no two shifts the same. Whilst detained, we provide individuals with all their physical, mental healthcare and wellbeing needs, as well as gather any forensic samples needed by the police to aid their investigations. Making careful records on our computerised systems, you'll be assessing whether people are fit to be detained or released, administering medications when needed, and working with local Liaison and Diversion teams to address root cause issues that can prevent future crime.
Mitie Care & Custody is the market-leader in outsourced Police services in the UK. Our philosophy is all about delivering the Exceptional Every Day to the people in our care whilst providing you great training, development, and career opportunities.
We will support you every step of the way, developing your skills to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect. You will receive a full induction and training given to start the role. Ongoing professional development, as well as a wealth of other online learning courses and of course many opportunities to progress to Senior Healthcare Professional and beyond.
1. To deliver the requirements of the forensic practitioner service following the Codes of Practice of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the locally agreed protocols.
2. Provide advice and support to custody officers in determining the health care needs of detainees and the priorities of care, seeking advice from Seniors, Lead Seniors and Clinical Leads / Consultants on call when required.
3. Work with other members of the team to ensure that the service is provided at all times. Including demonstrating flexibility and acting supportively at all times.
4. Attend other sites as required: e.g. hospitals to carry out blood and toxicology procedures
5. Work with other members of the team including, where relevant: Liaison & Diversion, Court staff and Community Teams to ensure a seamless service is delivered, demonstrating flexibility and acting supportively at all times.
6. Identify vulnerabilities and make referrals to external services for the ongoing support of the service user
7. To understand and implement the principles of safeguarding children, young people and adults who have support needs. Ensuring compliance with local safeguarding policies, procedures and other statutory requirements.
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).