Nurse / Paramedic (Forensic Custody Healthcare Professional)
Mountain Healthcare Ltd
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Working in Police custody
Custody is both a dynamic and lively environment, with no two days the same. The police can detain individuals for up to 24 hours and within this time, we provide a high level of care to detainees and their needs, which can vary from drug/alcohol dependency, to acute medical episodes. Our dedicated healthcare professionals are also fully trained to collect forensic samples which can assist the police with their investigations.
If you're struggling to maintain a good work-life balance and are looking for clearer boundaries, then this role could be for you. The 4-on-4-off rota pattern will give you the ability to plan your personal life months in advance. The shift pattern comprises of 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts then 4 days off.
Full, Part time and bank applications will be considered.
What we offer
- Competitive Salary
- Enhanced sickness pay scheme
- Well-being programme
- Advanced rota planning for better work-life balance
- 6 weeks annual leave
- Pension Scheme
- Bonus Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Employee Assistant Programme
- Long Service and Team of the Month Awards
- A range of accredited and CPD training courses & masterclasses
- Funding for higher education courses after one years’ service
Main duties of the job
- Forensic sampling (including road traffic offence bloods).
• Signposting and conducting referrals; offering support for vulnerabilities and supporting patients to break patterns of re-offending.
• Delivering substance misuse therapies
• Assessment & care of detainees and staff in custody suites.
• Acute disease management.
• Promoting good personal healthcare
• Working with Liaison and Diversion to identify any mental health needs.
Equality & Diversity
Mountain Healthcare aims to create and encourage an environment committed to promoting equality, diversity, working inclusively and building on the differences that individuals can bring to the work place and we uphold these principles in our behaviours. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.
Mountain healthcare prides itself on providing a healthier work/life balance, we love a quality improvement project and recognise achievements with awards and bonuses! We offer a highly competitive salary along with some great benefits.
Mountain healthcare is unique, in that although we are a nationwide company with over 400 employees, we still maintain that family feel and ensure everyone feels like a valued member of our team. We are passionate about our values which are to ‘Be Kind’ and ‘Do the right thing’. We believe we can make a real difference to those who are vulnerable within the criminal justice system and would love like-minded individuals to join our team.
Training & Development
You will be appointed a mentor and receive regular supervision, with 24/7 access to call senior clinicians, where a second opinion is needed.
We believe all of our colleagues should have access to training to support their development, therefore, we have implemented a comprehensive training programme with an established career structure, which will enable you to become a forensic practitioner. Regardless of working hours, each colleague will also have the opportunity apply for funding for external courses.
Mountain Healthcare is also proud to offer our externally accredited training programme, with established links to Staffordshire University
Please download the Job Description document to view further details about the day-to-day role and associated responsibilities.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).