Job Facility: UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Employment Type: Supplemental/Per Diem
What You Will Do:
Forensic Nurse Examiner, Registered Nurse PRN / Supp / Per Diem
University of Maryland Medical System at Baltimore Washington Medical Center is seeking an Experienced Registered Nurse to join the Emergency Department Nursing team!
The FNE provides care to patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment/technology, and other healthcare team members, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (infant through older adult as identified in Performance Standards) dependant on FNE level of certification.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center is one of Maryland’s designated Forensic Nurse Examiner facilities. We have specially trained Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) who provide compassionate and comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault or abuse any age or gender. We provide confidential services in a safe, non-judgmental environment at no cost to the victim. Utilizing a trauma informed approach we are able to re-empower our patients enabling them to begin their healing process both mentally and physically.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center is committed to providing the best care possible to victims of sexual assault and abuse in our community. We want people to know they have a place where they can receive compassionate and expert care that allows for forensic evidence collection as well as treatment of the physical and mental injuries. If you, or someone you know, is the victim of sexual assault or abuse please reach out for emotional support and medical care.
Services Provided by Forensic Nurse Examiners:
Forensic Medical Examination – A forensic medical exam is a specialized exam performed by an FNE to assess and treat patients with the complaint of sexual assault or abuse.
Forensic Evidence Collection – Forensic evidence collection includes photography of injuries, swab collection for possible DNA evidence or trace evidence.
Specialized Documentation of Injury – This includes forensic photography, use of body maps, and detailed description of injuries.
Extensive Patient Education – Information provided before, during and after the forensic care is provided. This education is tailored to meet the patient’s needs throughout the entire process.
Referrals and Follow-up Care – Resources for counseling and medical care follow-up are provided. To ensure our patient’s safety and welfare we work collaboratively with the Anne Arundel County Child Advocacy Center and YWCA Rape Crisis Center.
Court Testimony – Our FNEs can provide expert witness testimony in court when necessary.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Graduation from an accredited nursing education program approved by the Board of Nursing or found by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland.
Currently licensed or currently accepted in an RN FNE-A (Adolescent/Adult) program in the state of Maryland.
If currently accepted in an RN FNE-A (Adolescent/Adult) program, employee must receive licensure within first year of employment.