Recruits and supervises staff on a regular basis and ensures 24/7 coverage. Expands program scope and provides specialized forensic examinations for victims of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Collaborates with internal and external agencies and resources. Provides training throughout the entire health system and in the local community.
Supervises Forensic Nurse Examiners
Responsible for recruiting and orientating new staff and coordination of schedule
Coordinates development and educational opportunities
Provides 24/7 back-up support
Implements 24/7 forensic program aligned with best practice standards and completes all programmatic requirements
Provide support needed to expand forensic scope
Ensure program is meeting all goals and objectives and manages budget and grant resources appropriately.
Works collaboratively with community partners and in conjunction with Abuse/DV Coordinator
Provides injury identification and treatment
Provides evidence collection while maintaining chain of custody according to regulatory guidelines and the Maryland Board of Nursing
Utilize digital photography & alternative light source for identification/documentation of injuries
Provides prophylactics treatment for sexually transmitted infection
Provides pregnancy prevention options
Provides specific information regarding HIV testing, Hepatitis screening and counseling
Provides follow-up and discharge instructions
Provides emotional and social support resources
Documents according to regulatory guidelines
Collects and enters statistical information for grant and reporting purposes.
Ensure all waivers and consent forms are signed and entered per policy.
Provides follow-up within 48 hours to address any concerns
Coordinates with Abuse and Domestic Violence Specialists to provide victim centered care
Has proficient knowledge of local resources and victims’ rights
Maintains working relationship with community partners
Provides consultation, education, and coordination services to advocacy, medical and legal agencies.
Attends month Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings
Maintains best practice and up-to-date training materials,
Provide regular updates to staff regarding program scope.
Conducts presentations locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to forensics
Required Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Required Minimum Experience: Preferred 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
Preferred minimum of 2 years’ experience as a FNE-A
Required License / Certifications: Current Maryland Licensure as a Registered Nurse. Current BLS certification required, FNE Certification.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
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MELANIE LEE: AAMC supports nurses and supports their growth. Well, you get support with your education. They have numerous nursing foundation scholarships for support.
KAITLYNN LABILLE: The reason why I have stayed here since even before I started nursing school was just the aspect of not only advancements for opportunities, there’s various learning classes here, new opportunities for growth, new opportunities for leadership.
ERICKA ANTONIO: Starting as a tech and now a nurse six years later, I think I can pretty much vouch how much this hospital has helped me personally and professionally to grow.
GREGORY SMART: So now, I’m helping the same people that are coming in that once helped me, and that feels really good.