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Forensic Nurse Examiner (PRN)

Florence, SC
TRACKING CODE

20214897

JOB DESCRIPTION
  1. Job responsibilities include those listed in competencies document.
  2. Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
  3. Shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the quality management system by:(a) promoting the use of the process approach and risk-based thinking(b) engaging, directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of the quality management system requirements

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responds to notification of presentation of sexual assault victim/patient to the Emergency Department within one hour of notification.
  • Provides evaluation, evidence collection, and trauma-informed care to patients/victims of sexual assault of varying ages based on current best-practice guidelines.
  • Obtains lab values based on information derived from patient/victim account of the assault and or best practice recommendations for age/situation.
  • Communicates/Collaborates with local law enforcement, advocacy groups, court/local Solicitor’s office, community groups for planning, streamlining response, and educational purposes.
  • Documents cases detailing injuries in forensic database. Collects data/generates reports from database.
  • Contributes to peer-review of cases and other quality measures.
  • Participates in review sessions with Medical Directors for case reviews/quality measures.
  • Participates in and assists with state-wide meetings, conferences, trainings, etc. with fellow FNE’s and advocacy groups
  • Shares commitment to FNE (Forensic Nurse Examiner) on call list with fellow-FNE’s to provide availability of care 24/7/365.
  • Appropriately manages chain of custody and adheres to evidence protocols for all evidence collection kits and lab specimens.
  • Maintains equipment in proper working condition. Exercises fiscal responsibilities of program resources.
  • Participates in providing testimony and coordinates with attorneys during judicial process.

Qualifications /Training:

  • Registered Nurse with one-year nursing experience or prior experience with care/management of victims.
  • Successful completion of the requirements for 40-hour SANE training or equivalent.
  • Flexibility with work hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call hours
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong self-motivation, critical thinking and organizational skills.
  • Computer Proficiency

 

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations/Education:

  • RN licensure
  • Current SANE-A (Adult) and SANE-P (Pediatric) certification within 12 and 24 months of employment, respectively as well as maintenance of certification requirements
  • BLS
  • Driver’s License, access to reliable transportation/vehicle, ability to drive.
WORK SCHEDULE

PRN

JOB LOCATION

Florence, SC, United States

POSITION TYPE

PRN

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