Custody Nurse

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
£36,000 to £37,000 per annum
Salary Description:
36000 on completion of training uplift to 37000
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 5 Nurse to join our fast paced team at CRG Medical. CRG Medical provide medical services for police custody suites, with a focus on looking after some of the most vulnerable members of society within the police custody setting.

The role is known as 'Health Care Practitioner' (HCP), we need someone who can work efficiently under pressure, has great communication skills and through hard work and dedication can make a real impact on the criminal justice system. You must be confident and able to make quick decisions. The benefit of this role is that you will work autonomous and manage your own workload.

There is no doubt that it can be a challenging environment at times, no two days are the same. We champion the great work our Health Care Practitioners do by rewarding their hard work with a competitive salary of £36,000 (moving to £37,000 after completion of training courses, which can take 3 to 6 months). 

The role will be part time. You will have great support from our Clinical Leads and also access to an exciting career pathway with potential to becoming a Senior HCP within your first year.
Package DescriptionYou will feel valued as a Health Care Practitioner, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

£37,000 salary FTE (£36,000 to begin with, on completion of training courses salary will move to £37,000)
Free Uniform
Free Parking
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year

Main Responsibilities
To undertake comprehensive clinical assessments and offer care to persons detained by the police or other agencies as required – to assess fitness for detention, interview, release or transfer.
To provide healthcare interventions to manage minor illness or injury and take appropriate actions and refer onwards for more serious conditions.
To undertake forensic examination of persons in police care – to record (and if appropriate give opinion of cause of) injuries and/or collect DNA evidence
To undertake forensic examination of police officers/staff injured whilst on duty – to record (and if appropriate give opinion of cause of) injuries and manage these appropriately
To collect specimens as required under legislation
To provide written statements as required
Following the relevant training, attend any Court or Tribunal as required
To make and maintain complete and accurate clinical records
To assess alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal
Identify vulnerabilities and safeguarding pathways
To support the clinical governance agenda of the organisation
Administer medications through PGDs (patient group directions) and PTPs (Patient treatment protocol)

The Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate must be a Registered Nurse or Registered Paramedic. You must have a current driving license and access to own vehicle. You may be required to travel to another custody suite locally. 

All types of medical experience will be considered.  This role is exciting and different from other typical medical settings. It requires quick thinking, great communication and the ability to work independently.
About The CompanyCRG is one of the leading providers of Forensic Medical Services within the UK.

We have experience delivering solutions for Police Forces, ranging from some of the most rural areas in the country to heavily urbanised populations.

We work closely with our police partners and other stakeholders across the secure healthcare market to provide high quality, innovative solutions in this challenging environment.

Our work allows us to help some of the most vulnerable members of society, reaching a number of patients who may otherwise receive no professional healthcare support.

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (AH)

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