RN- Forensic Nurse Examiner-Gettysburg Hospital-PRN

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 51661

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General Summary:
Under general supervision, provides objective forensic evaluation as outlined by the United States Department of Justice. Forensic examination will be completed after the patient is assessed for injury/condition(s) that would require immediate medical intervention. Once any immediate medical conditions are stabilized or it is determined that immediate medical intervention is not required, the forensic exam may be completed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Completes a forensic exam including, but not limited to: Triage of the patient for injury; obtaining information about health history and information regarding the crime to guide assessment; obtaining informed consent prior to beginning examination; performing an extensive head to toe physical examination for the purpose of identifying injury and obtaining forensic evidence; collecting and preserving evidence maintaining chain of custody; collecting urine and blood samples and sending them to designated laboratory as indicated by patients reporting of events; treating and/or referring patient for further medical treatment and follow up; providing prophylactic treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy prevention; providing referrals for community resources and follow-up; ensuring patient has a safe environment to go to when he/she leaves the care of the forensic nurse examiner; providing patient teaching for the examination and medical implications of the reported event; and obtaining court ordered evidence.
2 Provides courtroom testimony when required.
3 Assists other disciplines with forensic care concerns when necessary.
4 Uses a multidisciplinary approach when providing forensic care.
5 Prepares and maintains written documentation required by the profession and the emergency department.

Required Skills

Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license 

BSN preferred

Must have SAFE nurse certification


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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