Baylor Scott & White Temple
McLane Children;s Hospital
Evenings 2 pm-2 am Shift- but hours could vary
The Forensic Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) administers and
coordinates the assault prevention and response healthcare program
designed to provide prompt, sensitive services to victims of sexual
assault, non-accidental trauma and other medical exams requiring
forensic intervention; ensures the accurate collection of forensic
evidence; develops and monitors procedures, and supervises the work
of Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiners. Coordination with
medical providers for appropriate follow up. Performs other related
duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Coordinates care of assault victims with personnel from the
Emergency Department, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Family Practice and other
Conducts assault forensic examinations per the IAFN, OAG, DoJ,
and BSWH guidelines in addition to American Medical Association and
American Nursing Association guidelines.
Provides information and advice for medical personnel relating
to assault health care, fact and expert witness as a Health Care
Provider, and pertinent medico-legal issues related to case
questions and testimony.
Maintains database records and files related to health care
issues on forensic patients.
Develops and maintains standards, policies and procedures, and
activities/programs essential to the forensic application of
collection of evidence in assault cases, and the administration of
medications for prophylactic medication against sexually
transmitted infections, HIV protocol, Non Accidental Trauma (NAT)
protocol, Drug facilitated sexual assault protocol and pregnancy
Applies knowledge and skills of biomedical/medico-legal
investigation in the immediate nursing interventions and follow-up
care of victims of violence.
Develops public relations plans, and conducts educational and
awareness programs for law enforcement, advocates, medical staff,
and the community. Consults with government and civilian specialty
groups on assault care as needed. Consults with public and/or
private organizations and/or individuals in the current processes
and/or procedures of assault care.
Recruits, selects, trains, and evaluates performance of assault
examiners responsible for performing physical and forensic exams on
assault victims and collecting evidence.
Provides guidance on assault examination procedures as an expert
practitioner in forensic evidence collection. Participates in
Multidisciplinary Team meetings, child fatality review, OAG
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of a wide range of professional nursing principles,
nursing concepts, and practices including those necessary to assess
needs of an assault victim and other forensic patients.
Knowledge of basic forensic, non-accidental trauma, sexual
assault examination techniques.
Knowledge of the methods used to provide health counseling and
education to patients, families, and community groups.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and
guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and
department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures
governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients
and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff
members and physicians/providers.
Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care
to all patients through the nursing process and standards of
nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of
human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as
necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft
Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems,
electronic medical documentation, and email.
Completion of a 64 hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or
- EDUCATION - Associate's
- MAJOR - Nursing
- EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of RN Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Registered Nurse (RN)
SANE Certification required