Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

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.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   
1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: 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.
2 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.
3 Management Experience (Years and Area): None required
4 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.

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