Forensic Nurse – Per Diem

Copley Hospital


Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) conduct forensic examinations of victims of sexual assault in a compassionate manner. A forensic exam may include a medical-forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation and referrals for appropriate follow-up support.

This is per diem position wherein the FNEs enter into a pool of FNEs that will work together to respond to calls as needed. A predetermined schedule will be set.

All Copley Employees must show proof of Covid vaccination upon hire.


* Providing compassionate & prompt care and services to victims of sexual assault that takes place within Lamoille County
* Conducting medical/forensic examinations
* Obtaining historical information regarding the incident and health status of the individual during sexual assault evaluations
* Assessing and evaluating injuries that a victim of sexual assault has suffered
* Collecting, processing, ensuring and maintaining appropriate chain of custody of both clinical and non-clinical specimens and forensic medical records
* Preparing complete and accurate reports
* Identifying and facilitating care for injuries that require medical treatment and making the appropriate referrals for follow-up medical and psychological care
* Providing fact and expert testimony on examination procedures, clinical findings and program policies/procedures
* Ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, rules, regulations & goals
* Supports the organizational values: Compassion and respect for Human Dignity, Commitment to Professional Competence, Commitment to a spirit of service, Honesty, Confidentiality and Good Stewardship
* Meets Copley Hospital standards related to: telephone etiquette, customer service, comportment, inter intra departmental relations, confidentiality, corporate compliance, patient provider rights, UOR reporting mechanism, QI, Code of Conduct.
* Develops and maintains human care relationships & integrates the influence of the human experience of health, illness &/or healing. Adapts care for diverse populations, assists colleagues with care delivery, refers all concerns/issues to appropriate resource.
* Incorporates teaching in delivery of care and demonstrates competence in health promotion & disease prevention. Provides information to patient family appropriately, assesses for barriers to learning, uses colleagues as a learning resource.
* Manages self and resources effectively. Organizes multitask workload, accepts changes in assignment, utilizes supplies appropriately, requests assistance appropriately.
* Identifies & applies age specific safety needs when performing job duties in the following circumstances: disaster/evacuation, transfer of patients, minimizing security risks, restraints/immobilization devices, use of equipment.
* Integrates various aspects of specific knowledge for the patient populations served within unit area of hire: applies knowledge of expected norms in planning interventions. Demonstrates integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities for the patient populations served in unit of care.
* Other duties as assigned.
* The specific patient population may include children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics, per appropriate certification.


Education Required:

* Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing

License and Certification Required:

* Active Vermont RN licence in good standing
* Basic Life Support (BLS)
* Current qualification as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

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