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Providence Health & Services RN Forensic Nurse Examiner in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Forensic Nurse Examiner (Forensic Nursing Svcs Of Prov, Variable, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Respond as appropriate to patients reporting a history of interpersonal violence in conjunction with team members from law enforcement and advocacy agencies

  • Complete a medical history with patients to obtain a bio/psycho/social/spiritual history, including a history of the events leading up to reporting for care while implementing care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served

  • Perform the medical-forensic exam utilizing department policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines

  • Procedure and treatment will be performed according to accepted department standards approved by the Medical Director and Clinical Nurse Manager

  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines, department policies/procedures/guidelines/protocols, and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services for the provision of counseling and instruction for emergency contraception and STI prevention and screening

  • Perform lab testing for patients based on the medical-forensic history provided by the patient. This may include collection of samples necessary to screen for sexually transmitted infections (STI), pregnancy, and drug/alcohol toxicology

  • Follow the department policies/procedures/guidelines/protocols, and the State of Alaska mandatory reporting requirements and notifications of reportable positive STI’s

  • Collect samples, while maintaining chain of custody, from the patient’s body, clothing, or belongings as indicated by the medical-forensic history utilizing the State of Alaska Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit

  • Document the episode of care in the patient’s medical-forensic record Documentation generally includes the use of written, diagrammatic, and photographic means

  • Provide patient education regarding the findings of the exam along with diagnosis, necessary treatment, and referrals for on-going care

  • Develop the discharge plan of care with the patient and team members to include safety planning while also ensuring that the medical and legal needs of the patient are being met

  • Communicate with team members the overall findings of the medical-forensic exam

  • Perform follow-up exams as determined by patient needs and department policies/procedures/guidelines/protocols

  • Provide accurate, evidence-based testimony, fact or expert, in court regarding forensic nursing practice, the episode(s) of care, and the medical-forensic exam findings

  • Maintain clinical contact with patients including notifying patients of laboratory results, follow-up appointments, maintaining charts and records, and responding to patient telephone calls

  • Participate in ongoing case review, peer review and quality assurance

  • Present educational/informational materials to professional/public audiences as needed

  • Observe all local and State of Alaska legal requirements related to mandatory reporting for health care providers

  • Participate in review and revision of clinic policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, quality assurance requirements, exposure control and clinical laboratory procedures

  • Regularly attend department staff meetings and continuing education activities

  • Regularly submit a schedule of availability to the department manager or designee in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Submit a schedule of unavailability as well to aide in planning for department on-call planning and for responding to requests for testimony or interviews with members of the criminal justice system

  • FNE Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department, including mandatory unit required competencies

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or higher within 3 years of hire

  • An RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN

  • Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis at each facility by the most senior administrative nursing leader in consultation with the Human Resources leader

  • RNs employed prior to 1/1/17 are encouraged to obtain a Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Nursing, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska

  • Competency Training Required: BLS

  • 1 year Registered Nurse experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing upon hire

  • Current certification of completion of 40 hours Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training

  • 16 hours SANE Clinical Skills Lab

  • CSL training

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 267525

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