Bartlett Regional Hospital

Forensic Nurse Examiner II (41468285)
Location: Juneau, Alaska - United States
Posted: 11/21/2017

Forensic Nurse Examiner II

Forensic Nurse Examiner II
Come work at Bartlett Regional Hospital in beautiful Juneau, Alaska!
JOB SUMMARY - Forensic Nurse Examiner II:
Department: Emergency Reports To: Director, Emergency
Forensic Nurse Examiners are registered nurses that have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. They provide specialized care for patients who are victims of trauma (both intentional and unintentional). Forensic nurses also have a specialized knowledge of the legal system and skills in injury identification, evaluation and documentation. After attending to a patientís immediate medical needs, a forensic nurse collects evidence, provides medical testimony in court, and consults with legal authorities. The Forensic Nurse Examiner I differes from the II in that it is in training to become independent. The Forensic Nurse Examiner II is fully independent.
Assessment:
Performs emergent medical triage of the presenting patient(s)

Performs sexual assault medical forensic interviews/exams accurately and timely within scope of practice.

Performs a complete medical forensic evaluation to include:

Head-to-toe medical assessment for trauma, detailed pelvic examination

Forensic specimen collection and supportive documentation

Photo documentation of bodily injuries with competent documentation

Assesses for mandatory reporting status and report when appropriate

Maintains professional standards that do not create conflict of interests with employment or patient care.

Collaborates with physicians, law enforcement, prosecutors and survivor advocates.

Documentation:
Documents sexual assault medical forensic interviews/exams accurately and timely within scope of practice.

Maintains chain of custody and adheres to evidence guidelines

Ensures patient/medial record confidentiality at all times (HIPPA).

Treatment
Offers immediate help with the prevention of pregnancy and disease, as necessary.

Coordinates referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up care as needed
Provides support and encouragement for victims and their families
Testimony:
Prepares for and testifies as expert witness to any/all cases performed.
Other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualfications necessary for entry into this classification)
Education: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program. BSN preferred.
License(s)/Certifications: Current State of Alaska Registered Nurse license; current BLS
Forensic Nurse Examiner II Experience: Two (2) years experience as an RN.
Forensic Nurse Examiner II Training Requirements: Completion of BRH (or equivalent) SANE program competency requirements
Position Requirements : Must be able to respond to a minimum of 1 call a month, unless other arrangements made with SANE program coordinator
Our C.A.R.E. Values:
Courtesy: We act in a positive, professional and considerate manner, recognizing the impact of our actions on the care of our patients and the creation of a supportive work environment.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and their collective outcomes, working as an effective, committed and cooperative team.
Respect: We treat everyone with fairness and dignity by honoring diversity and promoting an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. We listen to others, valuing their skills, ideas, and opinions.
Excellence: We choose to do our best and work with a commitment to continuous improvement. We provide high-quality, professional healthcare to meet the changing needs of our community and region.

About Bartlett Regional Hospital
Bartlett Regional Hospital is the largest hospital in Southeast Alaska, providing comprehensive health care services, with 73 acute care beds, 16 alcohol recovery beds and 74 physicians on active staff. We are the heart of an area with several community healthcare facilities just off Egan Drive in Juneau, Alaskaís capital. As the mainstay healthcare resource in our community, we operate on our C.A.R.E. values of Courtesy, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our services include emergency care, surgical, critical care, obstetrics, general medical, diagnostic imaging (mammography, CT, MRI, ultrasound and radiology), laboratory, chemo/infusion therapy, oncology, hematology, physical/occupational/speech therapy, mental health inpatient treatment, outpatient psychiatric, chemical dependency residential and outpatient treatment, and sleep studies. In addition to Juneau, Douglas, we serve Yakutat, Skagway, Haines, Sitka, Hoonah and Angoon as well as other Southeast and Alaskan communities. The primary and secondary service area has a combined population of 58,000. BRH is a not-for-profit hospital operated as an entity of the City and Borough of Juneau with a Board responsible for the economic viability and management oversight of medical operational issues. Our hospital has a history of financial stability and net revenue is budgeted at $98 million for the upcoming fiscal year. Our benefit package is strongly competitive and our generous paid leave program is one of the best in the Pacific Northwest. Bartlett participates in the City & Borough of Juneau self-insured medical program which provides for a three tier choice for employees and their families. In addition, Bartlett participates in the State of Alaska Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) as we are considered a government entity with the City and Borough of Juneau.

Hospital Requirements: Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Wears identification while on duty. Complies with state and federal laws for employee health requirements, such as TB testing and other requirements (see Employee Health Policy for specific requirements).For specific physical demands of the position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion environment, see attached Description of Physical Demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
**Practice Notice: Starting in 2017, Bartlett Regional Hospital may require pre-employment drug testing for all new hires and re-hires who have received a conditional offer of employment**
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills, required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing, Emergency
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