Registered Nurse - Forensic Nurse Examiner (RN-FNE) prn

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Leonardtown, MD

About the Job

Job Summary
  • The Registered Nurse - Forensic Nurse Examiner (RN-FNE) participates as a member of the Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner (SAFE) program, providing victims of sexual assault with sensitive, coordinated, and appropriate care. The RN-FNE provides the forensic medical exam in all cases of sexual assault as requested by victim or law enforcement, and provides emergency and prophylactic care and information regarding proper medical follow-up for reported and non-reported cases of sexual assault that present to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
      • Possesses and maintains Maryland Registered Nurse license
      • Possesses and maintains Maryland Board of Nursing Certification as a Forensic Nurse Examiner (refer to Code of Maryland 10.27.21.01-08)
      • BLS certification required
      • Eighteen (18) months experience in Emergency, OB/GYN, Critical care or Medical/Surgical nursing.
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    • Preferred Qualifications
      • BSN
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    • Department Specific Qualifications
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Participates in a 24 hour, 7 day a week on -call schedule, responding within 60 minutes when called to provide the forensic medical exam in all cases of sexual assault. When required by subpoena, will testify in court.  Participates as a committee member at the bimonthly meeting of the Sexual Assault Response Team collaborating with community resources.
    • Completes timely initial and ongoing patient assessments, considering the physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and developmental needs for patients and families. Based on the assessment of physical, emotional, bio-physical, and spiritual needs, provides direct patient care and evaluates outcomes.  Incorporates the principles of patient-centered care.
    • Communicates effectively with victims to ensure proper education and identification of needs. Applies age-appropriate comfort measures.
    • Communicates clinical information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format.  Clearly and accurately documents pertinent information in the patient's on-line medical record. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
    • Provides emergency and prophylactic care and information regarding proper medical follow-up for reported and non-reported cases of sexual assault that present to MSMH.
    • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment of caring for patient at all times. Identifies potential and actual patient safety issues and acts accordingly per hospital and unit policy and procedure.
    • In coordinating the delivery of patient care, delegates activities to unlicensed staff in accordance with system policies, principles of Patient-Centered Care, and the Maryland Nurse Practice Act, and retains responsibility for these delegated activities.
    • Maintains high customer service standards. Proactively addresses customer concerns. Identifies and responds to questions and requests from internal and external customers in courteous, positive manner. Responds to customer service complaints in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.