New Employee Orientation
Welcome to the SBC team!
The below steps must be completed for new employee orientation. If you need any assistance please contact SBC administration. It is recommended that you complete the steps in the order presented due to the process design. We are elated to have you as a member of our forensic team!
Step 1: Direct Deposit Form
Please complete the online direct deposit form. All funds for employees are issued via direct deposit only. Note - you will need a voided check or direct deposit form from your financial institution
Please complete the online demographic form and submit to SBC administration. You may update this form at any time if there are changes to your information on this page or on the Human Resources Page.
Step 2: Demographic Update
The employee self service (ESS) portal allows you to login and review your
pay stubs at any time. You must register to access the system. You will also receive email notifications that new materials are available to view.
NOTE: Company Code is required on enrollment: 7790
**Accounting Dept must enter your information into the system in order for you to register for an ESS account
Step 3: ESS Payroll Portal Enrollment
Step 4: Orientation Videos (15 hours)
The orientation videos include a vast amount of education encompassing the forensic nursing scope of practice, forensic & medical assessment along with various educational topics. Please take careful notes while viewing the videos. The content covered is the basis of your forensic fundamentals! (Click orientation videos button to view)
If you have been advised you will be performing examinations with Themis, the SBC electronic charting app you must also watch the Themis Training videos. Note: you must have your assigned iPad and equipment prior to beginning the videos to follow along with the lectures (total 3 hours)
The medical protocol must be viewed in detail. It includes a detailed walk through of the forensic medical assessment.
Step 5: Medical Protocol Review (2 hours)
Step 6: Clinical Practice Day (10 hours)
The clinical practice days are 2 separate days (5 hours each day) that engages new Forensic Examiners in practicing the concepts of the forensic medical assessment. Topics covered include forensic photography, forensic narrative, documentation, forensic swab collection/slide mount preparation, forensic toxicology and many more! Mock examinations will be conducted during the course of the 2 day clinical practice sessions.
Step 7: Proctored Examinations
You have made it! After completion of the above steps, you will be live in the field performing actual forensic examinations. You will be assigned a mentor that will proctor you through 4 to 5 examinations. We are your training wheels in the field to help you finesse your newly learned forensic craft. The mentor is a member of the SBC administrative team or alternatively a seasoned forensic examiner that has received superior audit scores for a consecutive period of one year. The mentor will follow you on your schedule until the 4-5 examinations are completed where you will receive your final competency review. Pat yourself on the back because this is an amazing accomplishment towards your future as a forensic medical examiner. Be proud of yourself because we certainly are!
Step 8: State Crime Lab Tour/Expert Witness Training
During your first year of employment you will be required to attend an expert witness training that is arranged by SBC. The training consists of a mock trial that is hosted by a local prosecutor's office. This aids examiners in what to expect during delivery of expert testimony. Another training required during your first year of employment is a hosted tour of the Ohio state crime laboratory, BCI & I - Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification in London, Ohio. This is a fantastic opportunity that walks examiners through the process of forensic kit analysis & processing. We will sit down with a forensic scientist to provide valuable feedback of kit collection standards and expectations. The tour is a staff favorite and you will most likely see even seasoned staff in attendance with you.