Forensic Nurse Examiner

Location
McAuley Tower-MCMT, MD, Baltimore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Closes
Nov 08, 2017
Specialty
Forensic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Forensic Nurse Examiner provides forensic physical assessment and evidence collection to patients who are victimized by sexual assault, aged 13 and older, and interpersonal violence for all ages. This includes injury and photo documentation, crisis intervention and prophylactic medications with referrals as appropriate. The F.N.E. is expected to provide fact testimony for judicial proceedings. The F.N.E. must meet annual criteria to maintain certification (200 hours, 3 exams, 8 hours continuing education), as well as annual OSHA, PPD and Mercy mandatory requirements.

Requirements

Must possess:AA Degree in Nursing
Graduate of an accredited nursing school
Must possess 18 months of experience in nursing in any field (preferably emergency/trauma, women's health experience).
Must possess: RN License. Must be licensed to practice in Maryland or must be able to obtain a Maryland license based on time frame of licensing board.
Certification Requirements: Healthcare Provider CPR (required) and FNE Forensic Nurse Examiner (preferred)
Must possess skills in:
Injury assessment and documentation
Basic photography skills
Good communication skills
Able to work collaboratively with the State's Attorney's office, law enforcement and patient advocates
Must be able to perform:
duties in environment with frequent exposure to potential violent situations
Must be able to accurately type words per minute.
Computer literacy: Must be computer literate -Able to learn within 6 months.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to work independently and possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to effectively communicate and deal tactfully with other personnel, visitors, patients, physicians, customers, and the general public.
Must be flexible, have personal integrity, and the ability to function effectively as a team member.
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
Maintain patient confidentiality

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