Posting: Administrator of Clinical Forensic Nursing Services

October 2, 2020

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time Exempt
GENERAL DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS: The FNE Program is a team of nurses that provides 24/7 emergency medical care and evidence collection for sexual assault survivors.
The Administrator of Clinical Forensic Nursing Services is responsible for the oversight of Turning Point’s FNEP including trainings, staff development and competencies. The Administrator will stay abreast of current forensic nursing practices and trends, and ensure that Turning Point’s FNEP protocols and practices are up to date and reflect the current evidence-based practices for Forensic Nursing. The Administrator is responsible for the continued development and implementation of the FNEP in Macomb County and St. Clair County, and maintaining partnerships within a multidisciplinary framework. The Administrator is also responsible for the development of partnerships that enhance and expand forensic nursing practice. The Administrator works with and engages the program’s Medical Directors, who are also responsible for the supervision of the FNEP staff. The Administrator supports and mentors’ other forensic nursing programs with their development, advancement, and sustainability. Travel between Turning Point’s FNEP sites and area hospitals is required. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. This position supervises staff and interns. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass central registry and criminal background check as a condition of employment. Salary range: $72,000 - $87,000.
1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy.
2. Administer and implement agency policies and procedures.
3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality, record keeping, and professional ethics.
4. Development of FNEP policies that reflect trauma-informed and victim/survivor-centered principles.
5. Oversees recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training new forensic nurse examiners.
6. Oversees the performance of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program staff.
7. Provide clinical supervision of staff education/peer review/quality assurance and annual skills competency evaluations.
8. Oversee the integrity of program data including monitoring required for funding source’s program reports and program evaluation.
9. Utilizes program data for program improvement and staff education. Ensures the timely completion of program reports as required by funding sources.
10. Works with Medical Directors to ensure appropriate oversight of FNEP practice.
11. Review/update with FNEP staff all program policies and protocols to ensure empowerment of victim/survivor and reduction of risk management.
12. Collaborate with other professionals, programs, and community agencies that will help promote a victim-centered, trauma-informed coordinated community response to sexual assault victims/survivors, including follow-up care.
13. Oversees and participates in the planning, development, promotion, and delivery of professional training seminars for staff and other responding agencies and community partners.
14. Coordinates with agency partners to obtain applicable nursing CEU’s for community presentation events when appropriate.
15. Monitor and operate within the program budget. Follows Turning Point policies for the purchasing of equipment and supplies.
16. Educates staff on equipment usage and facility care.
17. Provides back-up on-call support to the program as needed – no more than 15 days.
18. Perform medical-forensic examinations of sexual assault patients.
19. Dispense prophylactic medications under the direction of the Program Medical Director per standing orders.
20. Coordinates case management and follow up care for patients as needed.
21. Provide fact/expert witness testimony when required.
22. Participates in applicable staff and committee meetings, and other meetings deemed necessary by Turning Point.
23. Cooperates with all other Turning Point programs to achieve organizational goals.
24. Notify the Chief Executive Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and/or clients.
25. Perform all other duties as assigned by the CEO.
1. Current RN license in the State of Michigan
2. Current IAFN Member
3. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
4. Five years prior nursing experience preferred
5. Prior experience with sexual assault patients
6. Experience in management and/or independent practice
7. Experience with program development and evaluation
8. Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills, including public speaking
9. Demonstrate leadership ability
10. Ability to utilize data base for funding reports and program data analysis
11. Demonstrated competence in physical assessment and specialty examination techniques utilized for medical forensic exams
12. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
13. Completion of Adult/Adolescent SANE basic training in accordance with IAFN guidelines
14. Completion of Pediatric SANE basic training in accordance with IAFN guidelines
15. Current SANE-A Certification from the IAFN preferred, agreement to obtain certification if not already certified
1. Must reliably travel to FNEP sites, hospitals etc. where services are requested
2. Must allow for flexibility in schedule to ensure 24/7 access for services

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Or mail to: Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
No phone calls will be accepted.
Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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