Forensic Custody Nurse or Paramedic

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Feb-23

Closing Date: 29-Mar-23

Location: BS34 6PY

Salary: null

Forensic Custody Nurse or Paramedic

-Did you know as a nurse or paramedic you can have a career within the criminal justice system helping some of the most vulnerable people in society?

-Do you want to make a difference in a specialised healthcare setting?

-We require Registered (Adult) Nurses / RGNs, or Paramedics with 2 years’ post qualification experience, who want to deliver gold standard care and be a proud part of a team who has this vision.

-with a real passion for developing clinical, forensic and wider skills.

-Do you have the ability to work in a niche and sometimes challenging environment? You’ll be working alongside the Police in custody suites caring for detainees.

What does the role involve?

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 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 actually 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.

What can I expect to earn?

– Salary of £18,000 on a rotating shift pattern of both days and nights scheduled for 2 years ahead so you can plan your life. (Averages 21 hours per week).

-On top of this, you get a £500 completion bonus when you successfully complete 12 months of service.

What other benefits are there?

-Scottish Widows Pension including Life Assurance, you’ll qualify for a Blue Light card and associated shopping and leisure discounts. And if that is not enough, there is also the Mitie MiDeals: another discount scheme with over 3,000 offers available from your favourite retailers, leisure and utilities companies!

-We have a Virtual GP service to get ahead on appointments, and Employee Assistance Programme for any financial, relationship or mental health issues

-The Mitie Choices programme provides the opportunity to purchase extra Holiday Entitlement, Dental Insurance, Health cash plans, critical illness cover, and discounted gym membership.

-Own a piece of Mitie with a Save-as-Earn (SAYE) or Share Incentive Plan: A free share for every pair…

-You refer a colleague who successfully join us? That’s £250 each time!

What about opportunities for growth?

Previous Forensic experience is not essential

We will support you every step of the way, developing your skills to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect.  

-Ongoing professional development, accredited by Teesside University

-Forensic Licentiate for career progression: A Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM) qualification, as well as a wealth of other online learning courses

-Opportunities to progress to Senior Healthcare Professional, and further

What are the essential requirements?

-You’ll be a qualified RN Adult, RMN’s (with dual registration), RGNs or Paramedics 

-Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a patient-facing role within a relevant field

-General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Walk in Centres, Substance Misuse Services, Prison Healthcare, Mental Health, or Ambulance Service) as an Adult RN or Registered Paramedic  

-Autonomous practice – showing strong and confident decision making skills.

What are the vetting requirements?

-3 years UK residency

-You’ll need a current manual driving license with no restrictions to sometimes travel to other custody suites or local hospitals

-All candidates are subject to local/national police vetting checks

-Clean criminal record