S1 Resuscitate a person who is unconscious.
S2 Manage an acute medical symptoms such as shortness of breath, seizures & chest pain.
S3 Assess the patient and identify if there is acute or non recent sexual abuse, domestic violence and wider vulnerability needs utilising appropriate risk assessment tools where appropriate.
S4 Identify a forensic strategy which includes consideration of account, cross contamination and evidence base.
S5 Take evidential samples competently including skin swabs, intimate samples, toxicology and others.
S6 Document injuries accurately including use of camera systems where appropriate.
S7 Prepare an exhibit list and ensure chain of evidence process it completed.
S8 Construct a written statement for court.
S9 Give oral evidence in court.
S10 Critically appraise and write objectively.
S11 Undertake governance processes such as audit, clinical incident reporting, feedback and to follow policy and processes especially related to infection control, medicines management and health and safety.
S12 Obtain valid consent and record it effectively.
S13 Undertake an assessment of capacity and document the outcome including best interests decisions.
S14 Decide how to manage confidentiality in a forensic environment.
S15 Ensure continuity of care of patients by effective care plans, referrals and signposting,
S16 Teach and supervise others including the wider professional team.
S17 Recognise the needs of those who are poorly performing and identify an appropriate performance plan for improvement.
S18 Effectively communication within a criminal justice setting.
S19 Identify your personal belief systems.
S20 Participate in clinical supervision.
S21 Assess an individual and identify acute and chronic mental health conditions.
S22 Undertake a suicide\self-harm risk assessment.
S23 Clean the room in preparation for a forensic examination.
S24 Assess, treat and refer for identified sexual health needs including risk of pregnancy and risk of sexually acquired infections.
S25 Administer and dispense medication safely, following their local processes regarding safety and medicines.
S26 Effectively communicate to patients who have been exposed to sexual violence.
S27 Assess, treat and refer for acute and chronic health conditions.
S28 Assess an individual for fitness to detain and identify management plan including observations where there is an additional medical need.
S29 Assess an individual for fitness to interview and charge and identify if an appropriate adult is required and interview strategies where there is an additional medical. need
S30 Assess, treat and refer those who are dependent on drugs alcohol including management of symptoms of withdrawal, brief interventions and referrals to ongoing services and harm reductions strategies including demonstrating the use of approved assessment tools in this setting.
S31 Identify de-escalation techniques and have knowledge of restraint, taser and other sequlae.
S32 Undertake a field impairment test and other road traffic procedures.
S33 Apply forensic principles to managing other scenarios.
K1: Understand the Resuscitation Council standards for resuscitation.
K2: Identify the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidance for management of medical emergencies.
K3: Understand the Sexual Offences Act and pathways related to disclosure.
K4: Identify the risk factors in sexual violence, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and wider vulnerability.
K5: Understands the legislative and professional frameworks for consent, confidentiality, best interest decisions, public disclosure and sharing information lawfully.
K6: Understand the principles of forensic science, locards principle and sample collection techniques.
K7: Identify the different injury types and understand their significance as evidence.
K8: Identify the forensic regulator guidelines and their relevance to practice.
K9: Understand the principles of good statement construction.
K10: Understand courtroom etiquette.
K11: Understand the difference between a witness of fact and an expert witness.
K12: Understand the importance of unconscious bias in the criminal justice system and the need for objectivity.
K13: Understand the principles of organisational learning and quality improvement.
K14: Understand the professional bodies framework for governance.
K15: Understands the evidence base related to improving outcomes in the health and justice setting.
K16: Understands the professional bodies requirement for ensuring continuity of care and the lessons learned from not having effective handovers and ongoing care.
K17: Understands coaching and mentoring strategies including management of poor performance.
K18: Understands how feedback can improve training delivery.
K19: Understand how shame, stigma, discrimination and prejudice can impact those in the criminal justice setting.
K20: Understand trauma informed care and the impact on individuals who experience trauma and identify strategies to support recovery.
K21: Identify the symptoms of common mental health disorders and the evidence based management plan.
K22: Understands the evidence base related to undertaking a risk assessment for suicidal ideation and self harm thoughts.
K23: Aware of the resources available for ongoing care including: acute symptoms, health promotion including sexual health, advocacy, mental health and emotional distress, alcohol and substance misuse and wider needs.
K24: Understands the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV and Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health guidelines and the evidence base underpinning sexual health.
K25: Describe the local medicines management processes of their organisation.
K26: Understands the relevant guidelines for acute and chronic healthcare ie National Institute of Clinical Evidence and the evidence base underpinning the management plan.
K27: Understands how interviews can be vulnerable and common miscarriages of justice related to false confessions.
K28: Understands Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Approved Police Practice and safety measures in a police custody.
K29: Understands the evidence base underpinning drug and alcohol dependency including National Institute of Clinical Excellence and Royal College of General Practice resources.
B1: Empower decision making, respecting individual's diversity, beliefs, culture, needs, values, privacy and preferences.
B2: To be professional and confident with presentation of knowledge to court.
B3: Honesty and trust ensuring a high standard of professional integrity.
B4: Courage to challenge areas of concern.
B5: Reflective and open to feedback both positive and negative.
B6: Exhibit resilience, self-awareness and demonstrate the ability to change.
B7: Work collaboratively with multiple agencies to ensure safe and effective care in ways that respect professional differences.
B8: Undertake a confident assessment with knowledge and show respect and empathy.
B9: Shows attention to detail, accuracy and precision.
Must be a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or a Registered Paramedic with the Healthcare Professionals Council.
English and Maths qualifications
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
This standard will be reviewed after three years.
Core occupation duties
Duty 1 Lead and manage a medical emergency.
KSB (Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours gained)
K1 K2 K5
S1 S2 S15 S27
B1 B5 B7 B8
Duty 2 Assess and identify risks related to safeguarding and vulnerability in patients and be able to signpost, refer and identify appropriate interventions for each are
K3 K4 K5 K15 K16 K19 K20 K23 K27 K28
S3 S12 S13 S14 S15 S19 S20 S26 S29
B1 B3 B4 B5 B7 B8
Duty 3 Identify a forensic strategy and undertake an assessment including; collection and storage of forensic samples, toxicology, documentation of injuries and other relevant evidential outcomes, with a robust chain of evidence.
K5 K6 K7 K8 K12 K28
S4 S5 S6 S7 S12 S13 S23 S33
B1 B7 B8 B9
Duty 4 Review and analyse the evidence base of key finds and provide written and oral evidence for court.
K9 K10 K11 K12 K27
S7 S8 S9 S10 S19 S20
B2 B3 B5 B6 B9
Duty 5 Comply with local and national governance processes to ensure the safety of the client such as audit, clinical incident reporting and quality improvement.
K13 K14 K15 K17 K18 K25
B4 B5 B6
Duty 6 Obtain valid consent from client and manage those individuals who lack capacity to consent and ensure confidentiality and public disclosure framework are met
K5 K14 K16 K19
S12 S13 S14 S15
Duty 7 Work collaboratively with multiple agencies to ensure safe and effective care of client by effective care plans, referrals and signposting
K4 K5 K16 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K26 K29
S12 S13 S14 S15 S30
Duty 8 Teach and supervise others including junior members of staff and training of the wider professional team
S16 S17 S18 S19 S20
B3 B4 B5 B6
Duty 9 Due to the impact of bias within the criminal justice system be able to review their practice to remain impartial and objective.
K6 K7 K12 K13 K19 K20 K27
S4 S8 S9 S10 S19 S20
B1 B3 B5 B6
Duty 10 Assess an individual and identify acute and chronic mental health conditions and be able to undertake a suicide\self-harm risk assessment and formulate a management plan prior to release or discharge.
K16 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K25 K26 K28
S13 S14 S15 S18 S19 S21 S22 S25 S26 S27 S28 S29
B1 B7 B8
Duty 11 Follow robust processes for cross contamination of evidence
K6 K8 K28
S4 S7 S23 S33
B3 B4 B5 B7 B9
Duty 12: Assess and identify acute and chronic conditions of individuals whilst in custody including fitness to release.
K16 K23 K25 K26
S15 S21 S25 S27 S28 S29
B1 B7 B8
Duty 13: Assess an individual for their fitness to interview and charge and identify if an appropriate adult or additional medical needs are required.
K12 K14 K27 K28
S13 S28 S29 S31 S32 S33
B1 B3 B4 B7 B9
Duty 14: Assess, treat and refer those who are dependent on drugs alcohol including management of symptoms of withdrawal, brief interventions and referrals to ongoing services and harm reductions strategies.
K2 K23 K25 K29
S2 S15 S25 S30
B1 B7 B8
Duty 15: Undertake wider skills in assessment of victims, officers, road traffic procedures, intimate searches and taser/restraint sequelae.
K6 K7 K8 K12 K28
S3 S4 S5 S7 S12 S13 S14 S31 S32 S33
B1 B3 B4 B6 B7 B8 B9
Duty 16: Identify pathways of care for both acute and non recent sexual abuse, domestic violence and wider needs individuals and empower them to choose the pathway which best fits their needs.
K3 K4 K5 K14 K15 K16 K19 K20 K23 K24 K25 K28
S3 S13 S14 S15 S18 S19 S20 S24 S25 S26
B1 B3 B4 B7
Duty 17: Assess, treat and refer individuals for identified sexual health needs including risk of pregnancy and risk of sexually acquired infections.
K23 K24 K25 K26
S15 S24 S25 S27
B1 B7 B8
Duty 18: Identify trauma in individuals and use empowering and re framing techniques to improve the experience of individuals.
K21 K23 K28
S19 S20 S21 S26 S27
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