McLeod Health Forensic Nurse Examiner (PRN) in Florence, South Carolina
Forensic Nurse Examiner (PRN)
Job responsibilities include those listed in competencies document.
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.
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.
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.
Current SANE-A (Adult) and SANE-P (Pediatric) certification within 12 and 24 months of employment, respectively as well as maintenance of certification requirements
Driver’s License, access to reliable transportation/vehicle, ability to drive.
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Position Type Details
McLeod Resource Center, 927 East Day Street