Forensic Healthcare Professional

Posted 9 November by Sensible Staffing

Swindon: 07:00 - 19:00 4 days, 4 off (4 on, 4 off)

Melksham: 07:00 - 19:00 / 19:00 - 07:00, 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off OR 19:00 - 07:00 4 Nights, 4 off

Reports to: Regional Clinical Custody Lead

Salary: £33,000 basic + benefits

Sensible Staffing are currently recruiting RGN's/Paramedics to work within a Police Custody setting in the Swindon/Melksham area for a reputable private company who not only offer a healthy salary and benefits, but also lots of training programs to take advantage of!

Key requirements:

  • Must have 2 years of post NMC/HCPC registration experience
  • Must have been a resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years
  • Must have relevant experience (e.g. A&E, Ambulance, Prisons etc.)
  • Must be flexible for shift times stated above
  • Must be experienced dealing with challenging individuals
  • Must be able to take bloods

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assessment/Treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Determination of fitness to be detained in custody
  • Determination of fitness to be released
  • Determination of fitness to be charged: competent to understand charge
  • Determination of fitness to transfer
  • Determination of fitness to be interviewed by the police detaining body
  • Advise that an independent person is required to ensure rights for the vulnerable or mentally disordered
  • Assessment of alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal and to retrieve blood samples under the Road Traffic Act
  • Documentation of injuries
  • Assess and treat personnel injured while on duty (e.g. police personnel),including needle stick injuries
  • Examine victims and assailants in alleged police assaults
  • Take forensic samples other than Road Traffic samples
  • Examination and forensic sampling of adult suspects of serious crime
  • You may be required to carry out examinations suitable to your specific specialist skills

Benefits include:

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Comprehensive training and development programs
  • Contribution towards Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers
  • Box Office Events: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events
  • O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband
  • Child Care vouchers
  • Eye Care Vouchers - Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)

Training & Progression Provided

(E Learning)

  • Defensible Documentation
  • De-escalation Technique
  • Medicines Management
  • Forensic Sampling Training
  • Introduction to Forensic Medicine
  • More +

If you are interested or would like to receive more information please contact me on and choose option 4 and ask for Andrew Tsangaris or email Andrew on

We act as an employment business to provide temporary staff and an employment agency to provide permanent staff.

Required skills

  • "ECP" OR "Emergency care practitioner" OR "Critical care nurse" OR "prison nurse" OR "Custody Nurse" OR "Community nurse" OR "ITU" OR "RGN" OR "Prison

Reference: 33761587

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