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Registered Nurse - Forensic Nursing

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic care in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures. Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled communication, leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience across the continuum.

Our SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Services offered:  


  • Sexual Assault exams to all ages, cases average 6-8 hours, longer dependent on case and case needs.
  • Suspect exams
  • Drug Endangered Children (DEC)
  • Domestic Violence victims (DV)
  • Strangulation victims
  • Human Trafficking victims
  • Consult and referrals for our primary care, hospitals, police departments etc.
  • Members of Multi-disciplinary team of SART (Sexual Assault Response Teams), SCRT (Sensitive Crimes Response team), UW-Whitewater SAPA teams, Walworth County
  • Provide education to community residents through “community conversations”
  • Provide education to medical professionals, law enforcement etc.
  • Participate in many events (Pride Fest etc)

Provide education in schools and churches

Scheduled Hours

There are no assigned hours to this position, it is on an as needed basis.  Requires 72 hours of on call per month for first 6 months then 48 hours of on call required monthly with 24 hours being on nights or weekends.

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).


Completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 1 year of experience in clinical nursing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates progression to provide holistic patient care and the ability to view clinical situations from a patient and family focus.Demonstrates progression to recognize situational changes that require unplanned or unanticipated interventions, and responds to situations with confidence, timeliness and flexibility.Proficient computer skills, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, team members and physicians. Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with others.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions.Excellent organization, prioritization and problem-solving skills.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize in an environment with frequent interruptions.Demonstrates coordination, collaboration, delegation and team building skills.Certification AddendumTeam members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others).

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha , Registered Nurse - Forensic Nursing, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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