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RN Registered Nurse - Assault Examiner - Emergency Department

Company: Via Christi Health System
Location: Wichita
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

RN Registered Nurse - Assault Examiner - Emergency Department

PRN, Rotating

Ascension Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph - Wichita, KS

Why Join Ascension?

Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients. We are committed to working together to create change. As you embark on the first step of your nursing career, we'd like to invite you to take it with us.

Via Christi Health, a part of Ascension, is the largest healthcare provider in the state of Kansas and is a nationally recognized. The ministry operates a network of hospitals, home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other health services. We provide care in 22 cities; and employ approximately 6,300 employees.

Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we feel set us apart. We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both part-time and full-time associates in any position. In Wichita, we also offer child care for day shift workers through our Child Development Center. We also offer a unique program, Breaking Bread, that allows employees to join senior leaders for a meal and conversation about what is working well and ways we can work together to improve. It's one small way we give employees a voice and work together to offer the best care possible for our patients. Other reasons to join the Via Christi team include:


  • More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.
  • Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2016 fiscal year, Via Christi provided $77.8 million in community benefit by providing free medical care to persons living in poverty, educating health professionals, and supporting local community health efforts
  • A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.
  • In Wichita, we were voted Best in Town by the Wichita Eagle's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards and named in Becker's Healthcare 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology, neurosurgery and spine programs

    What You Will Do

    As an Associate with Via Christi Health, you will have the opportunity to perform forensic examinations of individuals who have been sexually assaulted and provide related patient care and referrals.

    Responsibilities:

    • Take a medical history and account of the assault from the patient. Assess the patient's psychological condition and perform physical examination.
    • Collect and preserve all evidence, collect relevant specimens and document findings.
    • Provide direct nursing care of injuries and prophylactic medications. Refer to appropriate personnel/facility for further treatment as necessary.
    • Communicate with victims and their families regarding evidence collection, treatment recommendations and reporting to law enforcement (except in cases of mandated reporting).
    • Provide victim advocacy and/or expert testimony in court trials.

      What You Will Need

      Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

      • Required Credential(s):


        • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA)

          obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

        • Certification specializing in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

          obtained within 36 Months (3 years) of hire date or job transfer date.

        • Licensed

          Registered Nurse credentialed from the Kansas Board of Nursing upon hire date or job transfer date.

          Education:

          • Diploma


            • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required upon hire date or job transfer date.

              Work Experience:

              • None required.

                Equal Employment Opportunity
                Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Please see the link below for more information.http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplementhttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf
                Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

                E-Verify Statement

                Ascension Health - VIA Christi participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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