Forensic Nurse Examiner
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- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Rotating
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) provides medico-legal consultative and healthcare services, and works at the healthcare, legal system, and community-level. The FNE role is collaborative, and is part of a formal multidisciplinary investigative team process. The FNE possesses specialized knowledge in the healthcare management of victims and suspects, evidence collection, forensic documentation, and expertise in interpreting non-accidental trauma vs. normal variants, anatomic anomalies, and other/differential diagnoses. The role requires strong clinical skills that include designated medical functions. Key requirements include being available for on-call FNE services, willingness to travel, public speaking, and dedication to stay current in practice through literature review, certification, and continuing education.
What You Will Bring:
Bachelors Nursing (BSN) preferred
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required
Completion of a basic-entry into Forensic Nursing course (meeting IAFN educational guidelines) preferred
Minimum three (3) years of experience in a specialized field of nursing (populations: women, infants, or children; emergency, or trauma) required
Certification & Licensures
Virginia Board of Nursing license required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Current SANE-A or SANE-P certification preferred
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Valid drivers license and ability to travel required
Excellent computer skills required
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
Strong analytical skills required
Self-directed with ability to work autonomously required
What You Will Get:
At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program
Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.
To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.
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