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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2021.

Healthcare Professional

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-09-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Police Custody
£31,365 to £37,890 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We're looking for experienced and enthusiastic practitioners to join our team in North Yorkshire and Humber.

What's the job?

We deliver transformational models of physical and mental healthcare into police custody suites. You'll be helping us provide healthcare to ensure the safety and dignity of patients in custody, and guarantee their fitness to be detained, to be interviewed and to attend court.

Your duties will include:
. conducting clinical assessments such as mental health assessments
. identifying and implementing appropriate interventions
. collecting forensic samples
. providing advice and guidance to custody staff regarding the care of the detainee whilst in police custody referring to other services as appropriate.

There are posts in both North Yorkshire and Humberside. North Yorkshire covers York, Harrogate and Scarborough. Humberside covers Clough road (Hull) and Birchin Way (Grimsby ). You will be expected to cover all the suites for the region (North or Humberside) for which you are employed. This is a 24-hour service requiring shift work, and shifts are allocated according to a rota. We offer a thorough training programme that is tailored to the individual's experience and needs.

Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the communities we serve. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

What are the perks?
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
. Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding
. 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
. Highly regarding NHS Pension Scheme
. Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
. Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
. Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

What now?
If you're convinced you're the best person for this job, let us know more about you! Click apply to submit your application. It is strongly recommended that you contact the Police Custody Service main office on 01937 522875 for more information regarding the role.

When applying please ensure that you demonstrate these skills within your supporting information to ensure that you are considered for the posts.

You're a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with a background and professional registration in RGN, RMN or paramedics. You're flexible, in order to deal with a wide variety of presenting conditions in multiple situations and bases, and able to work under pressure and in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
You're dynamic, innovative, and committed to delivering a safe and effective service and a high standard of healthcare. As you'll be working with non-NHS professionals within your suite as well as colleagues across the region, highly effective communication skills are a must. And you're empowered by working independently but able to maintain a sense of team and your professional identity.

You'll have extensive experience of working in a relevant speciality, such as General Practice, A&E, walk-in centre, substance misuse services, prison healthcare or mental health liaison service in an A&E (RMN's must also have relevant physical assessment experience). The UK Association of Forensic Nursing recommends a minimum of 3-4 years' experience post-registration, however we consider each applicant's experience on an individual basis.

This role requires full police vetting, and it is essential that you can travel independently across the area and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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