PRN- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Goldberg Center)

Location
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Posted
Apr 24, 2021
Closes
May 29, 2021
Ref
2100003T
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National support the development of RN relationships within the community, specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Sane Nurse will participate as a member of the sexual abuse/assault response team to provide victims of sexual assault with sensitive, coordinated and appropriate care. The RN will provide the forensic medical exam (per established protocol) in all reported cases of sexual assault/abuse that occurred within a 72 hour period committed in the District of Columbia. Will participate in a 12 hour, 7 day a week on-call schedule and will testify as required when subpoenaed.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Nursing (Required)
Successful completion of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years of Nursing experience in a pediatric hospital (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Successful completion of orientation at CNMC.
Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrates two way communications within the team.

Functional Accountabilities

Nursing Process
1. Gather Physical and Psychosocial data on patient/family.
2. Contribute to the individualized plan of care and execute a plan to utilize resources as needed.
3. Identify the need for discharge planning using the multidisciplinary team.
4. Complete documentation based on hospital standards.
5. Utilize verbal and non-verbal communication with patient/families and all members of the healthcare team.
6. Recognize and seek help with conflict situations.

Quality Improvement
1. Participate in unit-based quality improvement activities.
2. Identify performance improvement opportunities.

Leadership
1. Develop organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete assignments within acceptable time frame.
2. Support unit management decisions and contribute to a positive work environment.
3. Take responsibility for learning policies and standards.
4. Provide court testimony on sexual assault cases.
5. Participate in community outreach training on issues of child sexual abuse/assault

Professional Development
1. Identify own learning needs and seek opportunities to meet those needs.
2. Participate in bi-monthly SANE photo review meetings.

Professional Practice/Research
1. Participate in Shared Leadership.
2. Contribute to Children's National's MAGNET Journey .
3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing's Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
5. Participate in community activities.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification


1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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