Custody Nurse

North Wales Police
Police Staff
Local Policing Services
£32,673 - £34,578
Shift, Weekend Working
20% shift allowance
12.47% weekend working allowance
Full Time

Experienced registered General Nurse? This is an opportunity to join the multidisciplinary Custody Nursing team at North Wales Police who are responsible for providing effective nursing services to the custody suites based in St. Asaph, Llay and Caernarfon police stations, therefore a full drivers licence is essential for this role.


You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team which comprise of Forensic Medical Examiners for telephone advice and Custody Nurses who provide high standards of quality care to detainees, police officers and staff. In addition, the team is supported by the Criminal justice liaison, NHS mental health staff and Doctors based in the sexual assault centre and drug and alcohol workers provided by the Kaleidoscope service.


We’ll support you throughout the specialist training we provide in preparation for the role within the custody environment.


Here are some of the accountabilities of the General Nurse role:

  • Undertake clinical assessments, maintaining comprehensive and accurate records.
  • Assess the detainee’s medication requirements.
  • Assess detainee’s fitness to be detained, interviewed, charged, transferred and released.
  • Produce suitable care plans, risk assessments and medical reports.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals in the provision of medical care.
  • Obtain non intimate forensic samples from detainees/officers /staff as appropriate.
  • Provide practical professional support and advice to the Custody Officer/PACE Inspector and brief them concerning individual prisoner health issues.
  • Promote the development of the health promotion schemes, particularly in the areas of drug abuse and mental health.


The experience you’ll need to bring to the General Nurse role:

  • Registered General Nurse holding current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • It’s essential that you have 4 years minimum post registered experience and a minimum competency level equivalent to NHS Senior Band 5 (within the Health Service) working towards band 6, demonstrating leadership of a team /management skills.
  • You must be competent in Venepuncture and have significant post registration practical experience, in a minor injury unit, emergency department, prison or custody nursing or other relevant discipline, to enable you to work autonomously in this role.
  • Experience of autonomous practice and the knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective practice when working without direct supervision.
  • Recognition and working within the limits of the practitioner’s competence.
  • Applicants should have received training in Mental Health and Substance Misuse and Immediate Life Support


North Wales Police are a bilingual organisation and for this role, you’ll need to demonstrate Level 3 Welsh skills, which means you’re able to converse partly in Welsh and write informal communications. You can find out more by visiting our Welsh Language Resources page Welsh Language Resources


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When you apply please ensure you provide details of your relevant previous experience for this role within the Supporting Statement in the Application Form.


Closing date: 1st February, 2021


If you require any further information please contact the North Wales Police Recruitment Team:



This opportunity is closed to applications.