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Custody Healthcare Professional

Job Reference: 833-JL-SP-12-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Police Custody Suites
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

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.

NEWSFLASH: LCH has been awarded a four-year contract to deliver healthcare in the Police Custody Suites for Yorkshire and the Humber!

We're looking for experienced and enthusiastic practitioners from all corners of the county to join our growing team. We presently have vacancies in NORTH YORKSHIRE and HUMBERSIDE.

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.

You'll be required to cover any of the suites within your base area. This is a 24-hour service requiring shift work, and shifts are allocated according to a rota. As part of your application please select which geographical area you would prefer to be based in.
We offer a thorough training programme that is tailored to the individual's experience and needs.

Who are you?
You'll be 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'll be 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 or in a General Hospital setting. 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.

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 people of Leeds. 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. If, prior to your application, you would like further information about the role please do not hesitate to contact the Police Custody Service main office on 01937 522875.

When applying please ensure that you demonstrate these skills within your supporting information to ensure that you are considered for the posts.
You are required to be able to travel across the force area.


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 (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) 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.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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