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Forensic Nurse Examiner - Forensic Nursing - PRN

Company: WellSpan Health
Location: Waynesboro
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryForensic Nurse ExaminerPRN (On-call)The PRN Forensic Nurse works out of the Waynesboro Emergency department for the purpose of Forensic Sexual Assault care and evidence collection.Job Description:Providing objective forensic medical evaluation following the scope and standards of forensic nursing practice.The medical forensic exam is an examination of a patient impacted by violence or neglect. The registered nurse performing the examination is required to have specialized education and clinical experience in the collection of forensic evidence and public health concerns to assist in the treatment of these patients.Duties and ResponsibilitiesGathers information from the patient for the medical forensic history; an examination; coordinating treatment of injuries, documentation of biological and physical findings, and collection of evidence from the patient; documentation of findings; information, treatment, and referrals. The exam is referred to as the "forensic medical examination" under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).Provides courtroom testimony when required.Assists other disciplines with forensic care concerns when necessary.Uses a multidisciplinary approach when providing forensic care.QualificationsMinimum Experience:2 years of emergency department or equivalent acute care experienceMinimum Education:Associates required Baccalaureate preferredRequired Certification:Registration and current RN license in PA; CPR certificationPreferred Certification:Certification in appropriate nursing specialty; SANE-A and SANE-P preferred (will consider applicants who commit to obtaining certification)

Keywords: WellSpan Health, Frederick , Forensic Nurse Examiner - Forensic Nursing - PRN, Healthcare , Waynesboro, Maryland

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