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Regional bank Nurse or Paramedic(Police Custody)

Job Reference: J338-A-21-1202

Care and Custody

Care & Custody – a Mitie Company are looking for highly skilled Nurses and Paramedics to join our existing Custody healthcare teams working with National Police Forces.

Care & Custody HCPs are RN Adult, RMNs(with relevant general experience), RGNs or Paramedics who are qualified Healthcare Professionals working in partnership with 12 National Police Forces including 4 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS), to pro-actively reduce re-offending and care for detainees in police custody. We are looking for exceptional people to join our teams where you can become a key member of a highly respected organisation.

Regional Bank  - Police Custody - RN(Adult)RGN, RMN,Paramedic

£23 per hour

Job objectives and responsibilities

  • To flexibly work across an assigned region to provide physical and mental health assessments, carrying out forensic procedures, vulnerability screenings, and care for detainees, victims and staff, in the Police Custody Suites and Forces within the North West area.
  • Place the health and wellbeing of the detainee at the heart of excellent health care: dealing with any medical conditions and emergencies whilst they are in custody, and referring them onto the correct pathways: e.g. Mental health teams, drug and alcohol rehabilitation teams, social services and safeguarding.

Main duties

  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 on call when required.
  3. Attend other sites as required: e.g. hospitals to carry out blood and toxicology procedures
  4. Work with other members of the team including Liaison & Diversion, Court staff and Community Teams (where applicable) to ensure a seamless service is delivered, demonstrating flexibility and acting supportively at all times.
  5. Identify vulnerabilities and make referrals to external services for the ongoing support of the service user
  6. Assist in the training of new team members where you have the skills and experience to do so
  7. Develop positive working relationships with the, custody staff, police officers, any Clinical Leads on call, liaison and diversion colleagues, and other organisations contributing to the excellence of the service.
  8. Keep accurate, complete and contemporaneous notes of work carried out, including the recording of injuries. Ensure all activities are logged using the appropriate systems: e.g. SystmOne, Rostering Management System (RMS), Service User Management System (SUMS), and relevant police force systems.
  9. Provide written statements for court procedures, attending court when required to do so
  10. Make use of clinical supervision opportunities to evaluate your own work and development, including regular attendance at primary contract’s Local Clinical Governance meetings and monthly 1-1 supervisions.
  11. Participate in the collection of data for service audits and other mechanisms for achieving continuous service improvement.
  12. Abide by the NMC / HCPC code of conduct, maintain professional development through training and experience, and use opportunities to promote the role of health care professionals in the custody setting.
  13. Promote the health and safety of staff and detainees in accordance with any Health & Safety policies, taking action to remedy any observed problems and working in a way that minimises risk.
  14. Takes responsibility for updating themselves on procedural and clinical updates on the central systems (RMS) to ensure they are operating to the latest practices and standards
  15. Takes on responsibilities of tasks delegated by the company/management team as required.

Training and Benefits

What you can expect from us:

  • As part of your induction, you will be given access to development programmes accredited by Teesside University, including the opportunity to achieve The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine’s Licentiate Award and / or PGCert in Advanced Nursing in Forensic Practice.

  • Opportunity to work overtime

  • 5 weeks holiday with public holidays

  • Pension

  • Death in service benefits

  • £250 refer a friend
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At Mitie we know that ‘our diversity makes us stronger’. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive and be their best every day. We are very proud of our rich and diverse culture and backgrounds. Our diversity creates ideas and insights. Everyone at Mitie has a voice and is treated as an equal. We recognise the unique contributions that you can bring and our people and customers thrive when we get this right.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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