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Registered Nurse - Center of Hope - Forensic RN

Methodist Hospital
Date Posted
12 October, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Night
Requisition Number
317927
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Registered Nurse - Center of Hope - Forensic RN

Job Description

Overview

Being an IU Health nurse means building a professional nursing career designed by you, with competitive benefits, a culture that accepts your unique strengths, and supports your personal and professional goals. If you are seeking an organization where you can engage expertly, develop clinical expertise, embrace learning, cultivate new relationships, and fuel your spirit of inquiry, join us!

Indiana University Health has exciting nursing opportunities in the Center of Hope!

Serves all victims of violent crimes who present to our Hospital:

  • Sexual Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IVP)
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Child Neglect/Physical Abuse
  • Elder and Vulnerable Person Abuse/Neglect
  • Trauma
  • Mass Disaster

IU Health Methodist Hospital’s Center of Hope offers private, individual, compassionate care by a specially trained forensic nurse to victims of a violent crime. The Center of Hope sees currently 1600 patients a year that are victims of sexual assaults, domestic violence, physical assaults, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking. Forensic nurses collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of hospital staff, law enforcement, local shelters and advocacy centers  to provide the patient with holistic patient care and support while caring for the unique needs of these individuals. Forensic physical assessment, evidence collection, forensic documentation/photography, and courtroom testimony are all unique skills learned while working in this detailed oriented and continuously changing environment. The Center of Hope is known for its commitment to continuous learning and offers a more autonomous nursing practice environment. Our Forensic nurses are involved in the community by teaching others the aspects of forensic nursing through our professional organizations and forming a collaborative working relationship with these individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Requires an Associate of Nursing (ASN); Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Requires that the RN has graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Requires current state of Indiana license as Registered Nurse.
  • Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
  • Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • At least 3+ year’s of RN experience, ER experience preferred

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to begin employment; however, all team members need to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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