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Forensic Nurse - Emergency

Owensboro Health

Location: 42303
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: October 23, 2023
Forensic Nurse - Emergency Nursing Hours: variable As Needed - PRN (As needed) Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-77 - 40447A
Job Summary Evaluates and cares for victims of assault, domestic abuse, child and elder abuse, neglect and sexual crimes by providing direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols of the healthcare organization. # Job Responsibilities Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders. Assesses and coordinates patient#s discharge planning needs with patient/family and members of the healthcare team. Assesses learning needs of patient and family and provides education based on age, culture, and willingness to learn. Performs job duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Performs and documents sexual assault medical forensic interviews/exams accurately and timely. Performs a complete medical forensic evaluation. Participates in community awareness and outreach projects as needed and directed by leadership and program coordinator. Qualifications Associate#s degree or higher in Nursing required upon hire AND Bachelor#s degree or higher in Nursing required within 5 years of employment in this position A minimum of 1 year relevant experience required RN - Licensed as a Registered Nurse. Eligible to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky required upon hire AND KY SANE - Kentucky Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) credential from Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) required upon hire AND BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 45 days of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Occasionally Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.