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WellSpan Health Forensic Nurse Examiner - Registered Nurse - PRN in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Forensic Nurse Examiner - Registered Nurse - PRN

Location: Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, PA

Schedule: PRN/Per Diem

Sign-On Bonus Eligible



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Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner

PRN - Day/Evening/Night - As Needed

General Summary

Providing objective forensic medical evaluation following the scope and standards of forensic nursing practice. The medical forensic exam is an examination of a patient impacted by violence or neglect. The registered nurse performing the examination is required to have specialized education and clinical experience in the collection of forensic evidence and public health concerns to assist in the treatment of these patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathers information from the patient for the medical forensic history; an examination; coordinating treatment of injuries, documentation of biological and physical findings, and collection of evidence from the patient; documentation of findings; information, treatment, and referrals. The exam is referred to as the "forensic medical examination" under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

  • Provides courtroom testimony when required.

  • Assists other disciplines with forensic care concerns when necessary.

  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach when providing forensic care.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient

  • population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides

  • direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as

  • well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control

  • standards.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date

  • knowledge, skills, and competencies.

  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of department/entity equipment and supplies.

  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement

  • and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.

  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.

  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently

  • Walking - Frequently

  • Sitting - Occasionally

  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)

  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)

  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally

  • Reaching - Occasionally

  • Talking - Frequently

  • Hearing - Frequently

  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally

  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally

  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure


Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Required

  • Bachelors Degree Preferred

Work Experience:

  • 2 years Emergency department or equivalent acute care experience. Required


  • Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required or

  • Registered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED Upon Hire Required

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent Upon Hire Preferred and

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric/Adolescent Upon Hire Preferred

Courses and Training:

  • Certification in appropriate nursing specialty. Upon Hire Preferred

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