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RN PRN SANE - Forensic Nursing

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Provides timely and accurate clinical assessment, care, intervention and documentation for patients that have been sexually assaulted, a victim of child abuse, elder abuse, interpersonal violence (IPV) or assault. Provides, as a service to the patient, forensic evidence collection and/or forensic photography as requested and will maintain chain of custody for such evidence. Develops a safety plan before patient's discharge, providing resources for follow up medical care and referrals for post care support services to the patient. Collaborates with medical and nursing staff, law enforcement, prosecutor, protective services, advocates and other agencies and entities as needed. Presently, with a staff of 2 Full-Time Forensic Nurse Examiners and 18 PRN staff, Hillcrest Hospital's Forensic Nursing Services / SANE Program focuses on providing assessment of individuals affected by intentional violence; with a need of either mandated reporting, law enforcement involvement or safety concerns. Evidence collection, photo documentation, community resource referrals and treatment is based on the patient's specific needs. The department provides 24/7 coverage for adult and adolescent sexual assault care. Our Forensic Nursing Services team emphasizes education and encourages nursing certification in this nursing specialty.Our department staff consists of nurses experienced in the emergency care and trauma mechanism of injury assessment skills, knowledge of community resources, mandated reported laws, trial testimony, working with advocacy groups, and other members of the multidisciplinary team in the hospital and the community.Unit Highlights- 20 Nurses: 2 Full-time, 18 PRN- Collaborate with-Cuyahoga County-SART-(Sexual Assault Response Team)- Annual SANE Training / 40-hours Adult / Adolescent- Pediatric SANE Training - Child Endangerment / Maltreatment Conference-- New Hires Must Complete A/A SANE Training-- Educated Community During Awareness Month for Sexual Assault (April), Domestic Violence (Oct.)Human Trafficking Awareness Trainings- Annual Trainings / Meetings / Conferences with Ohio IAFN-(International Association of Forensic Nursing) ChapterResponsibilities:

  • Participating in an on call schedule, as determined by SANE coordinator and responds to the designated facility within one hour.
  • Completes clinical experiences as determined by the SANE course and coordinator (e.g., Civilian observer with Cleveland Police or Cleveland Sex Crimes, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Domestic Violence/Child Advocacy Center, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Family Justice Center (Cleveland), and Courtroom trial experience).
  • Performs speculum exams and/or pediatric assessments under the supervision of a LIP.
  • Utilizes thorough knowledge of anatomy and body structures and mechanisms and patterns of injury.
  • Utilizes a thorough knowledge on collecting and managing forensic evidence with a Sexual Assault Exam Collection (SAEC) kit and a Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault kit (DFSA).
  • Interacts and collaborates with medical and nursing staff, law enforcement, prosecutor, protective services, advocates and other agencies as needed.
  • Works independently and demonstrates organizational and time management skills.
  • Travels to other Cleveland Clinic Facilities as needed.
  • Attends continuing education as a sexual assault nurse.
  • Participates in 75% of staff meetings and attends and completes annual SANE competency. Utilizes clear and concise written documentation skills and articulates clearly.
  • Utilizes appropriately use of a camera in regards to photo documentation of injuries and/or evidence.
  • Provides court testimony as needed.
  • Participates in community awareness programs and professional organizations.
  • Utilizes current knowledge base regarding legislation and government programs and best practice standards of care.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Complete a IAFN approved SANE Adolescent/Adult course within 60 days of hire.
    • Complete a IAFN approved SANE Pediatric course within 1 year of hire for incumbents hired after April 1, 2018.
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.-Certifications:
      • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
      • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.Work Experience:
        • 1 year recent RN work experience.
        • Trauma, Women's Health or Pediatric experience preferred.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 (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
          • Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Personal Protective Equipment:
            • Gloves, Masks, Gowns as needed.-
              Schedule: Part Time

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Strongsville , RN PRN SANE - Forensic Nursing, Healthcare , Strongsville, Ohio

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