Registered Nurse/RN, Forensic Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)

Saint Joseph Health System

Employment Type: Part time Shift: Description: This position is PRN (as needed). Why Saint Joseph Health System?
Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.
Our system includes :
• 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center
• 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center
• More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network
What we offer:
NO mandatory overtime
Benefits first day of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, PTO, life, STD/LTD
Sign-On Bonus
Retirement savings account with employer match
Generous paid time off programs
Employee referral incentive program
Tuition/professional development reimbursement
Nursing Scholarship opportunities
State of the art equipment
Supportive team approach
Unlimited CEUs
At Saint Joseph Health System , our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make – even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.
About the Job In accordance with the Mission and Guiding Behaviors; the Forensic RN, within the scope of the Indiana Nurse Practice Act, will provide care in an atmosphere sensitive to each person’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. The Forensic RN, functioning in the spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process within the standards, policies, procedures and guidelines of the Organization.
JOB DUTIES
Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. Perform and document a complete physical and forensic evidence collection examination including head-to-toe assessment for trauma, detailed genital examination, forensic specimen collection and documentation, including photography, and assess for mandatory reporting status, and reporting when appropriate on a Forensic patient. Document detailed injuries accurately with support of photographic evidence. Maintain chain of custody for each Forensic patient. Maintain professional standards that do not create conflicts of interests with employment or patient care, including patient and medical record confidentiality. Administer appropriate prophylactic medications per protocols. Provide testimony as fact witness to any/all cases performed while employed as a Forensic Nurse and coordinate with attorneys during judicial process. Maintain current Evidence Based Practices through continuing educational offerings. Participate in documentation and evaluation process with the Forensic Coordinator. Assure all activities performed as the Forensic Nurse adhere to the established guidelines. Maintain close working relationships with the Forensic leadership andinterdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team involved in the care of Forensic patients. Take on-call shifts as scheduled per departmental needs. Report to on-call shifts within approximately 60 minutes of dispatch. Responds to all subpoenas on cases through the Forensic Department. Attends 10 out of 12 monthly Forensic Department staff meetings. Promotes a Culture of Safety by adhering to policy, procedures and plans that are in place to prevent workplace injury, violence or adverse outcome to associates and patients. Follows policies, procedures, and protocols for the Forensic department. Makes appropriate community referrals for patients seen within the Forensic Department. Follow up with patients after discharge to assure the needs of the patient have been met and if additional referrals are needed for ongoing medical/psychological care. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Responds to questions and needs in a non-threatening and receptive manner. Collaborates with the ED physician, social worker, department of child services, advocates, ED nurse and law enforcement of the jurisdiction of the assault. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Education: Graduate of an accredited RN program. Successful completion of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training and additional didactic and clinical hours related to the care given to patients of domestic violence, strangulation, sexual abuse, child physical abuse and elder abuse.
Licensure: Current RN License (RN-IN). Current BLS certification.
Experience: Critical care nursing is preferred.
Other Job Requirements:
Effective communication skills.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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