A Forensic Nurse provides timely and accurate consultation of forensic care. In collaboration with the medical care team, the Forensic RN will provide accurate documentation of patient narrative, provide injury identification/documentation, and will obtain biological samples for evidence collection as needed. The Forensic Nurse will collaborate with forensic coordinators, physicians, law enforcement, county prosecutors, and victim advocates, among other agencies when appropriate to insure proper discharge. A Forensic Nurse may serve as a medical witness during judicial proceedings. A Forensic Nurse functions as a consultant promoting excellence in the practice of nursing and forensic science. The Forensic Nurse is responsible for maintaining high standards in clinical practice/continuum of care, professional practice development, teamwork, customer relations, ethics and research/performance improvement for all types of forensic patients.
Education Required: Graduate of an approved nursing program Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Experience Preferred: 2 years of SANE experience.
Skills Ability to plan and organize work autonomously. Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and good judgment Excellent verbal and written communication skills Demonstrate effective leadership abilities Exhibits valuable time management skills Strong critical thinking/problem solving skills. Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment
Licensure/Certification/Registration Required: MO RN License Required: Completion of 40-hour SANE course Preferred: SANE-A Certified
Job Benefits & Perks!
Loan forgiveness available for qualified candidates
RN to BSN tuition assistance up to $12,500
$1.00 BSN pay
$1.00 certification pay
Up to $5,000 STAR Clinical ladder bonus per year
Tuition reimbursement up to $1,200 per year
Preceptor pay for your time supporting new staff
Shared Governance Council
Retirement with employer match
Onsite daycare with extended hours, holidays and weekends
Employee Discount at CoxHealth Fitness Centers
Pharmacy delivery to your unit
On-site Employee Health services
Opportunity to earn referral bonuses of up to $5,000 per hire for certain positions
1906 Employee Store
20% tuition discount on most classes at Cox College
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