Being a Custody Nurse is different from any other role you may have encountered in your nursing career. You’ll be checking whether detainees are fit to be interviewed, retrieving forensic samples as well as administering medication, so you’ll need life skills as well as nursing experience and qualifications. This role will be a vital part of the wider criminal justice process and ultimately you’ll be helping to make London a safer place.
Custody Nurse Practitioners
Ref number: IRC53664
Circa £28,443 plus location allowance and a 20% shift disturbance
You will receive £28,443 the band minimum plus location allowance on recruitment. Progress to the band maximum of £35,053 will be via incremental progression.
Locations across London
Looking after the health, safety and welfare of detained persons held in police custody, you'll provide an effective forensic service, conduct clinical assessments, identify appropriate interventions, collect forensic samples and maintain accurate records.
Full role details
You’ll be dealing with detained persons and in many cases this will mean looking after people with drug and alcohol problems. Activities will include gaining consent for healthcare interventions, conducting forensic examinations, looking after minor injuries and administering medications. As well as advising on the fitness of individuals to be detained, interviewed, transferred or released from police custody, you may also be required to conduct intimate body searches physical examination, obtain forensic samples and to verify life extinct in suspicious and non-suspicious circumstances.
You will be the equivalent of a band 6 in the NHS, will need good interpersonal skills, and your experience may have been gained in A&E, community practice nursing or the prison service. You must be a registered general nurse.
Please note, the application form is evidence based and will require you to provide specific examples to the competency area in the question.
To apply, please download role specific information pack and application form.
Find out more at our recruitment events on Thursday 13 June, Charing Cross or Saturday 15 June, Charing Cross. To book your place call 0845 155 6360, quoting ref 77/13.
Completed applications must be returned by 30 June 2013.
To assist you with your application please download the police staff application
guidance notes and online guide
to the MPS.
The MPS’s recruitment practices reflect our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
About the Met
As one of the largest employers in London, our people come from all walks of life and carry out many different roles using a wide variety of skills and experience. In addition to the frontline officers who police our streets, 14,000 police staff support us carrying out key tasks ranging from answering emergency calls, to caring for the people detained within Police custody. We're committed to creating a police service that fully reflects the diverse, multicultural city we serve. So it's essential that all employees are sensitive to, and have a genuine respect for the capital's many different communities.