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Community RMN - Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type:
Mental Health, Community
Senior Nurse
South East London
£40,105 per annum
Job Ref:

Community RMN - Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioner  - Band 6 – South East London - £30,549 - £40,105 per annum

Area of Expertise - Behavioural and Developmental - Psychiatry Grade B 

Job Type - Permanent Hours - Full Time (37.5 hours per week) some weekend working is involved in the role.

Location - Multiple Site Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Band 6 RMN with an interest and/or experience in the criminal justice system to be an integral part of both a court liaison and diversion team and a police custody suite assessment team.

As a Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioner, you will be working with both adults and young people, within what is a very interesting and rewarding area of care that is continuing to develop further

My client in South East London are looking for an innovative and confident RMN who is skilled in complex assessments (including assessment of risk) and decision making.

The successful RMN  will work across Court and local police custody suites aligned with the Trust in order to help identify individuals who present with vulnerabilities that may include mental health issues, neurodevelopmental disorders, substance misuse and who may present with a degree of risk. 

As a Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioner – RMN, some of the responsibilities you can expect will include:

  • Proactive screening via the custody electronic whiteboard.
  • On-the-day assessments including full mental state examinations, risk assessment (within the context of alleged offence) and gathering of background history for individuals presenting with a wide variety of established or suspected needs which can include anxiety, challenging behaviour, serious mental illness, personality disorder, learning disorders, social communication and language difficulties, substance misuse and associated social issues within police custody.
  • Assisting detainees who present with urgent and non-urgent clinical issues that may include onward referrals for a Mental Health Act assessment.
  • Providing advice, information and support to custody personnel.
  • Provision of written assessment summaries to police, court and other relevant agencies.
  • Liaising with CAMHS and YOT practitioners for those under the age of 18.
  • Recording data for regular auditing and evaluation.

The ideal Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioner – RMN  will possess the following:

  • The legal right to work in the UK
  • A Registered Mental Health Nurse ( RMN ) qualification
  • A current valid registration with the NMC

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6832
Contact: Ehsan Arif

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