Paramedic (Police Custody) - Merseyside Police

  • Merseyside Police Custody Suites, Liverpool, gb
  • Full-time

Company Description

Care & Custody HCPs are RGNs or Paramedic who are qualified Healthcare Professionals working in partnership with 13 National Police Forces, to pro-actively reduce re-offending. 

Our teams are developed with accredited training and career path opportunities in a trailblazing "Nurse Led" service. 

We deliver 1st class forensic medical services into police custody suites across the UK and are looking for exceptional people to join our teams.

Job Description

Staff Nurse | Paramedic | Excellent Training and Development opportunities 

Care & Custody – A Mitie Company has been awarded a new contract by Merseyside Police, NHS England & NHS Improvement.

The integrated service is an integral part of the Merseyside Police custody and court environments and, as such, our Healthcare Professionals will work in a cohesive, cooperative, and coordinated way with Merseyside Police, NHS England and the Courts in the delivery of services.

You will join a team of around 60 healthcare professionals who will deliver a number of custodial and forensic health services.

Benefits

  • Salary £34,000 per annum – The salary takes into consideration the benefits that the NHS offer so that you know each month what your take home salary is & aligned with NHS Band 6.
  • Overtime offered
  • Set shift patterns of 4 on, 4 off to support work/life balance
  • 42 hours a week on an 8 week rolling rota
  • 1 hour paid lunch
  • Buddy programme to support with induction
  • 5% pension contributions by employee and matched by Mitie
  • Shares, Life insurance & Private Medical Cover
  • Market leading HCP led model enabling career progression and continuous professional development
  • MiDeals discount scheme with over 3000 offers available from your favourite retailers, leisure, and utilities companies

 

Who we're looking for? 

  • Experience in working with challenging behaviours and vulnerable people (Essential) 
  • Registered Nurse or Paramedic with at least 2 years post-qualification experience (Essential) 
  • Experience of A&E, Primary Care, Substance Misuse, Walk in or Urgent Care (Desirable)  

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Assessment & care of detainees and staff in custody suites. 
  • Forensic sampling, including road traffic offence bloods. 
  • Mental health and substance misuse assessments and management. 
  • Providing substance misuse therapies whilst in custody. 
  • Healthcare promotion, brief interventions & self-harm reduction. 
  • Referrals and Signposting to support wider vulnerabilities the reduction of re-offending. 

Training and Benefits 

We provide professional development (accredited by Teesside University). Our teams have been developed with this accredited training and taken advantage of career pathway development opportunities in our "HCP Led" service. For exceptional team members looking to progress their skillset within forensics we will offer opportunities to take your career to the next level. including the opportunity to achieve a The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine’s Licentiate Award and / or PGCert in Advanced Nursing in Forensic Practice.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to benefits including pension schemes, private medical cover, share schemes and MiDeals discount scheme with over 3000 offers available from your favourite retailers, leisure, and utilities companies.  

Qualifications

Police Vetting Requirements 

You must have: 

  • Right to work in the UK 
  • Continuously resided in the UK for the previous 3 years, with no more than 3 months spent overseas at any one time. 
  • Full UK driving license. 
  • Active PIN & full membership of the HCPC (Paramedic), or NMC (RGN) with no restriction on practice. 
  • Flexibility to move across Merseyside Custody Suites

Care & Custody, a Mitie company 

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