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RN Forensic Nurse Examiner - SANE - FT - Varies

Company: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position at DHR Health


Provides planned, skilled forensic nursing care for patients in the critical period of the Emergency Department services. - Provides continuous patient care in forensic services and resources for patient in the emergency department. Required to work in emergency department when not with forensic patient.



  • High School/GED required
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
  • Current registered nurse's license in the State of Texas required
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current enrollment in Texas SANE/Forensic Education Program
  • Must obtain Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification within 6 months of hire
  • ACLS and PALS certification within 12 months of hire.
  • TNCC within 18 months of hire.
    • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English required
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians




      • One ( 1 ) - two ( 2 ) years of Emergency Room experience preferred.
      • Require to rotate on call schedule.
      • Require to help in emergency department during shift when not with forensic patient.
      • Require to cover Nurse Manager Shift, as needed to meet department's needs.
      • Require constant and frequent judgment and response, occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills.
      • Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.
      • Must have excellent customer service skills.
      • High degree of competency/experience in general.



        • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice
          • Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
            • Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of DHR and the department.
            • Provides timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim.
            • Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the ED area.
            • Performs complete physical and forensic evidence collection examination including Head-to-Toe assessment for trauma, detailed genital examination, forensic specimen collection and documentation, including photography, and assess for mandatory reporting status, reporting when appropriate.
            • Follow protocols established by management of the SANE Program. -
            • Maintains professional competence by participating in continuing education and other learning experiences.
            • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies for forensic patient care in ED and in SAFE H.A.V.E.N exam unit.
            • Keeps all equipment and SAFE H.A.V.E.N. unit in excellent working condition.
            • Makes sure unit is stocked with all supplies, clean, and SAFE for forensic patients.
            • Always maintains chain of custody for all evidence collected and adhere to evidence protocols.
            • Finishes all documentation and seals evidence collection at the time of the exam.
            • Responds to Forensic Nurse Manager with in 1 hour, to answer questions regarding forensic examination when being called either before or after shift.
              • Adheres to hospital/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. -
              • Maintain professional standards that do not create conflict with employment or patient care, including patient and medical record confidentiality.
              • Readily available to meet the needs of the forensic patient and physician.
              • Provide testimony as fact witness to any/all cases performed while with SANE and coordinate with attorneys during judicial process. - - - - - - - -
              • Demonstrates ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.
              • Supports and promotes excellence in customer/guest relations.
              • Supports and promotes the organization's Infection Control Program.
              • Supports and promotes the organization's Safety Program.
              • Supports and promotes the organization's Risk Management Program.
              • Demonstrates maturity and accountability for job performance.





                Forensic Nurse Manager - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - 2. - Chief Nursing Officer

Keywords: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg , RN Forensic Nurse Examiner - SANE - FT - Varies, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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