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Registered Nursing
Emergency Room
Full Time
12 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Under the direction of and reporting to the Emergency Department Director and/or SAFE Manager, the forensic nurse examiner conducts medical/forensic examinations on victims of sexual assault. These services are provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week, requiring the forensic nurse to assist in maintaining a 24-hour call schedule.
  • Reports to
    • ED Director and/or SAFE Manager
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatrics
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: BSN
      • Preferred: MSN
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: California RN License; American Heart Association BLS
      • Preferred: SANE-A certification (American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)) in Advanced Forensic Nursing (AFN-BC) within 1 to 2 years of becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
    • Experience
      • Required: Two (2) years as a RN, preferably with emergency department, labor and deliver, telemetry or critical care nursing experience
      • Preferred: Experienced Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner with a minimum of a one (1) year of experience as a SAFE or has conducted at least 30 sexual assault exams
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations
    • Obtains appropriate consents for treatment, mediation administration, photography and forensic exam
    • Provide crisis intervention. Appropriately refer victims for immediate and follow-up medical care and/or counseling
    • Evaluates pregnancy risk and offer prevention
    • Assesses, documents, and seeks care for injuries noted on forensic exam
    • Obtains history of assault per CalEMA specifications
    • Performs general and ano-genital examinations for the detection of physical findings. Reports any findings that may require medical intervention to Emergency Department staff and physicians
    • Provide timely, thorough, and professional forensic evidence collection, documentation, and preservation of evidence
    • Accurately assesses, photographs, and documents findings on appropriate Forms following pre-established state medical protocol
    • Prepares, packages and seals evidentiary kit maintaining chain of evidence per law enforcement’s protocol
    • Evaluates and treats prophylactically for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Provides prophylactic treatment per standing orders for sexually transmitted diseases as appropriate or as ordered by the ER physician
    • Administers medication for pregnancy prevention per standing orders as appropriate or as ordered by the ER physician. Obtains informed consent as appropriate
    • Provide crisis intervention and ongoing support and education to victims and support persons throughout treatment. Appropriately refer victims for immediate and follow-up medical care and/or counseling
    • Provides discharge instructions, follow-up medical care options and referrals to include Victims of Violent Crime Compensation
    • Completes child abuse and or elder abuse reporting form as required by California State abuse Reporting Law
    • Refers patient to Emergency Room physician for further evaluation and care as warranted
    • Cleans and disinfects examination area including swab dryer with 10% bleach solution
    • Performs forensic examinations per protocol
    • Participates in peer review, process improvement and quality review
    • Maintains annual competencies to conduct forensic evidentiary examinations
    • Performs other duties as needed