Nurse Examiner/Forensic Examiner
About the Position
The YWCA West Central Michigan is seeking a Nurse Examiner/Forensic Examiner to join our Nurse Examiner Program (NEP) team. This role is responsible for providing high-quality medical-forensic care to sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors at the YWCA West Central Michigan NEP. This is primarily a night and weekend on-call position.
About YWCA West Central Michigan
Our mission is Eliminating Racism; Empowering Women and Girls; Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All. Where racism and sexism give rise to domestic and sexual violence, we help empower survivors with expert, comprehensive services: 24-hour confidential helpline, safety planning, legal help, domestic violence emergency shelter and supportive housing, medical-forensic examinations, counseling and support groups for victims; supervised parenting time and safe custody exchange. We seek to reflect the diverse community we serve and be a welcoming, inclusive space for all. Applicants from diverse experiences, backgrounds, and identities are encouraged to apply.
- Complete 40-hour IAFN Adult/Adolescent (A/A) online SANE training (or equivalent) within six weeks of hire.
- Complete shadowing and precepted shifts for Adult/Adolescent population within six weeks of completing online training.
- Complete three hours of Intimate Partner Violence training within six weeks after completing the A/A training.
- Complete 45-hour IAFN Pediatric online SANE training (or equivalent) after six months of seeing Adult/Adolescent patients independently. This on-line course will be completed within eight weeks.
- Complete shadowing and precepted shifts for Pediatric population within eight weeks of completing the online training.
- Complete competency checklist with Director prior to the first independent exam for both A/A and Pediatric populations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Nurse Examiners must agree to a minimum of three shifts per month.
- Schedule exam within one hour of the initial patient call or patient’s preferred exam time.
- Participate in peer review documentation and evaluation process within one week of chart review.
- RN’s: Nurses are expected to sit for the SANE-A certification exam after one year of independently seeing Adult / Adolescent patients in the Nurse Examiner Program (NEP).
- *RN’s: Nurses are expected to sit for the SANE-P certification exam after one year of seeing pediatric patients independently in the NEP.
- Participate in at least nine monthly Grand Rounds staff meetings each year.
- Follow policies, procedures, and protocols for the YWCA Nurse Examiner Program (NEP).
- Maintain close working relationship with NEP team members and members of other disciplines in the care of sexual assault survivors.
- Maintain equipment and supplies in examination room during and after use.
- Maintain records and statistics, as required by state and federal laws.
- Participate in ongoing competency and evaluations at the discretion of the NEP Director.
- Respond to all subpoenas for exams performed while employed with the NEP.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Registered Nurse or PA with current Michigan license.
- CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to attain within 30 days of employment.
- Working knowledge of all OSHA safety and health standards relevant to the position and job duties.
- Completion of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training by a recognized program.
- Two years of work experience in Nursing or in PA practice.
- Ability to plan and organize work autonomously.
- Liaison with other human service agencies, clients, personnel and individuals in related programs.
- Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and good judgment in executing the role and responsibilities of a nurse examiner.
- Requires concentrated, complex and variable mental efforts, with emphasis on synthesis of information, written and oral communication.
- Requires access to medical and personal information of a delicate nature, and realizes the potentially serious results of improper disclosure.
- Has access to and willingness to use personal transportation to meet patients at the NEP and occasional off campus exams.
- Physically able to: stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, stand, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear, see, and type.
- Light work that involves sitting most of the time and exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently for purposes of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired, though not required.
- Awareness of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids.
- Irregular work hours may exist, including early morning, evening, weekends, and holidays.
- Conditions are subject to occasional exposure to agitated or threatening individuals.
If you are interested in this position, send your resume by 5:00 pm, Friday, July 28, 2023, to:
Stephanie Solis, Nurse Examiner Program Director