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Bozeman Health Registered Nurse Forensic Examiner- (Casual Call) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The FNE will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the presenting assault patient. This will include a medical forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, support, and participation in legal proceedings. Collaborates with other members of the health care team and community partners. FNE may see patient types including but not limited to patients who have experienced: sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and maltreatment. The FNE is expected to follow protocols established by the management of the FNE program for Bozeman Deaconess Health.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Montana Licensure (Registered Nurse)

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Competence in and a willingness and ability to practice modified primary nursing

  • Preferred: 6-month nursing experience

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation (assessment), perform and document assessment and history of events accurately

  • Ability to triage patient to determine if emergency medical treatment is needed before the medical forensic exam

  • Assist patient in coordinating referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up as needed

  • Perform a complete physical examination including a head to toe assessment for trauma, detailed genital examination as appropriate, forensic specimen collection, documentation including photo-documentation, and assess for mandatory reporting status

  • Document detailed injuries accurately with support of photographic evidence, when possible

  • Maintain chain of custody for each assault exam and adhere to evidence protocols

  • Maintain professional standards that do not create conflicts of intertest with employment or patient care, including patient and medical record confidentiality

  • Administer appropriate prophylactic medications per protocol

  • Provide testimony as fact witness to any/all cases performed and coordinate with attorneys during judicial process

  • Participate in community awareness and outreach projects as needed and directed by FN Program Coordinator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates sound judgment, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity, and maintains confidentiality

  • Performs essential job functions successfully in a busy and stressful environment

  • Learns current and new computer applications and office equipment utilized at Bozeman Health

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Analyzes, organizes, and prioritizes work while meeting multiple deadlines

  • Works varied shifts as scheduled and/or needed

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.