JOB SUMMARY: Provides nursing care to individuals who present to the Harris County Hospital District for treatment, evidence collection and injury documentation. Completes and documents physical, social and safety assessments on each patient. Interacts in a professional manner with the patient, family and members of the multidisciplinary team. Participates in education and implementing prevention strategies within the community. Testify in courts of law as an expert witness. Is available to respond to locations within the Harris County Hospital District to care for victims and/or perpetrators of trauma, assault or abuse.
Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing.
Current State of Texas RN Licensure.
Preferred certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner through either the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) or Texas Office of the Attorney General or within two years of employment.
Work Experience (Years and Area):
Minimum of 8-10 years healthcare experience as a Registered Nurse with a background in Emergency/ Trauma, Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Intensive Care and/or Forensic Nursing.
Management Experience (Years and Area):
Equipment Operated: Computer, calculator, fax, copier, camera
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Bilingual Skills Required: No - Languages: Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports) including entry of forensic data and case reports
2. Other Skills: Able to communicate effectively with law enforcement officials, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and social service agencies, medical examiner professionals.
Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Word Proc.
3. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call
4. Other Requirements: On-call accountability for HCHD department. Current knowledge and experience in forensic nursing and/or participation in SANE/SAFE programs.
Internal Number: 144835
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.