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Forensic Nurse Examiner - Sexual Offences Swindon £100-£150

Forensic Nurse Examiner - Sexual Offences

Location: Swindon |
Salary: £100-£150 |
Posted: 23 May 2022 |
Closes: 13 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11445

Role Responsibility:

Flexi Forensic Nurse Examiner - Sexual Offences 

 Swindon SARC - SN3 4RB

0.00 Hours Flexi Shifts: 07:00 - 19:00 / 19:00 - 07:00 

£100 per shift £150 per case plus mileage 

 

Job Outline: To provide acute forensic examinations for victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with G4S Health, FFLM and NMC guidelines and code conduct.

 

Job Spec:

As a Sexual Offences Examiner (SOE) you will provide an essential service acting as an independent practitioner supporting the Criminal Justice System by providing forensic medical examinations of complainants of rape or sexual assault. For all examinations, the SOE must accurately document findings. If required the SOE will produce these as a written statement for the use of the courts or other agencies. Whenever called upon to do so by the Police, the SOE must attend at any Court as a professional witness for the purpose of giving objective and unbiased evidence. After each examination of a child, a Child Protection report must be written and shared appropriately. 

 

About our Site:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

A Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a dedicated centre providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have suffered sexual assault, both for those who wish to involve the Police and those who self-refer.  Utilising a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Crisis Workers, Police Officers and support staff the SARC will provide crisis support, appropriate facilities and trained staff for completion of forensic medical examination, provision and advice regarding aftercare including emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, as well as facilitating counselling and ongoing support via third sector agencies and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors.

 

What's involved:

  • To carry out forensic examinations of victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with G4S Health, FFLM and NMC guidelines

  • To be available and to attend the SARC, or other venue, within an agreed timeframe when requested to by G4S Health call centre.

  • To practice as an autonomous practitioner exercising independent and objective clinical judgement within professional guidelines and code of conduct.

  • To treat all SARC clients with courtesy, consideration, care and respect and give appropriate care and treatment in accordance with best practice.

  • To work with and liaise with the Crisis Worker and Specially trained officer to ensure that the client feels in control and the service is tailored to their needs.

  • To obtain fully informed consent for all procedures from the SARC client.

  • To take relevant forensic samples as per FFLM guidelines ensuring the chain of evidence and document injuries 

  • To complete aftercare risk assessments; pregnancy, STI’s, blood-borne virus, mental health and safeguarding.

  • To administer any relevant medication under G4S Health PGD’s.

  • To complete all documentation as per local guidelines including a FFLM Proforma and an Aftercare Form, and store securely as per local guidelines.

  • To complete written Police statements as soon as practically possible, when requested by G4S Health.

  • To attend court when requested to as a professional witness

  • To maintain their SARC Training Matrix by attending quarterly peer supervision, peer review, appraisals, undertaking quarterly reflective practice, completing mandatory training and attending relevant training, events and conferences.

  • To work towards acquiring the LSOM qualification or equivalent

  • To adhere to policies and procedures produced by G4S Health and the SARC. 

  • To maintain confidentiality at all times, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines at all times

  • Liaising with Partner agencies to ensure Clients receive appropriate on-going support.

  • Participate in multi agency partnership working.

  • Participate in bi annual Personal Development Review (PDR).

  • Carry out any reasonable request from your Line Manager.


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills as a FNE Nurse: 

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife with 4 years post-reg experience

  • Experience and confidence working as an Autonomous Practitioner

  • Excellent Safeguarding knowledge and understanding

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.

  • Experience of Working with Vulnerable Groups

  • Multi-Disciplinary Working

  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure

  • Venepuncture

  • Speculum Examination skills

 

Desirable Skills as a FNE Nurse:

  • Sexual Health

  • Women’s Health

  • Forensic Awareness

  • Statement writing and giving evidence experience

  • Sexual Offence Examiner experience


 

For further information please email: careersatg4s@uk.g4s.com

 

Benefits:

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.

  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.

  • Subsidised healthcare plan.

  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.

  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics).

  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.

  • Progression, training and development opportunities.  

 

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

 

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