Forensic Nurse Examiner - Registered Nurse OR Advanced Practice Nurse - New Castle County
Nemours Childrenâ€™s Health System
May 8, 2018
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children â“ even those who may never enter our doors â“ through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Forensic Nurse Examiner â“ RN or APRN is responsible for providing comprehensive care for patients who may have experienced sexual or physical assault. This includes assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. One FNE RN or APRN will be hired for each county to perform forensic exams. This position will float throughout New Castle County. This is a grant funded position through June of 2019, with hopes to expand the role past that date.
Meticulously document patient history utilizing patient quotations as much as possible. Perform photo documentation as needed.
Obtain a medical and social history. Perform a complete head to toe assessment of the patient. Perform a detailed genital exam.
Obtain a history of presenting concern utilizing non-leading feedback and open-ended questions.
Response to Diversity:
Serve as a resource for pediatric forensic care throughout the Delaware Valley
Evaluate the need for collection of forensic evidence and perform a meticulous collection of such evidence as needed. Maintain chain of custody for forensic evidence. Provide courtroom testimony.
Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team in the investigation of, and response to, sexual, emotional and physical trauma.
Refer the patient and family for short and long-term follow-up of emotional, physical, and forensic or legal needs.
Facilitation of Learning:
Educate members of the hospital and medical teams about the role of the FNE in response to trauma.
Become involved in professional activities as evidenced by active participation in Nursing Shared Governance Councils/Committees or professional organizations.
Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development
Maintains a current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities.
Performs all other related tasks as necessary or directed by manager.
Maintains proficiency in the assessment of pediatric and adolescent genital exams and stays current with research on interpreting findings.
Maintains proficiency in recognizing signs of physical and emotional trauma.
Performs photo-documentation utilizing digital SLR camera.
Is able to utilize video documentation to obtain a detailed assessment of sexual trauma.
Is able to testify in court in a professional and objective manner.
Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure required
Active Delaware Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure required (IF APN Candidate)
Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification required
At least 6 months of prior experience
Forensic Nurse Examiner Certification
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique âœBridge to a Healthy Futureâ pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.