Registered Nurse (RN) - Forensic Nurse Examiner

University of Virginia
Virginia, United States (on-site)
16 days ago


$25,000 sign on bonus for a 3 year employment commitment! Relocation assistance may be available. Please contact Allyson Monahan at for more information.


Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) conduct forensic examinations of victims of sexual assault or otherwise impacted by violence in a compassionate manner. A forensic exam may include a medical-forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation and referrals for appropriate follow-up support.

Essential Functions
  • A minimum of six (6) wage on-call shifts in a 6 week period and required weekend rotation.
  • Ability to respond to UVA Health within one hour of page.
  • Previous experience in Emergency Medicine or women's health a plus
  • Practices within scope, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
  • Pursues professional growth and development as a member of the SANE program on a continuous basis.

  • Responsibilities
  • The FNE's objective is to provide knowledgeable caring clinical practice and care coordination with the healthcare teams.
  • Provides compassionate & prompt care and services to survivors of sexual assault or abuse.
  • Communicates with survivors and their families regarding evidence collection, treatment recommendations and reporting to law enforcement in a manner that promotes informed decisions.
  • Participates in mandatory reporting of child abuse, and other abuse/assault as defined by law, with the ability to clearly explain that process to a patient or family as needed.
  • Provides fact and expert testimony as needed in court.
  • Provides recommendations for nursing care of injuries and prophylactic medications to medical team. Refers to appropriate support team members for further resources as necessary.
  • Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum.
  • The FNE communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment and successful outcomes of clinical quality through relationships and access-based knowledge.
  • Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Provides patient with an opportunity to have forensic photos taken in accordance with Forensic Photography guidelines.
  • Collects, processes, ensures and maintains appropriate chain of custody of evidence clinical specimens and forensic medical records. Documents assessment, evidence collection and intervention.
  • Provides access to crisis intervention for patient.
  • Coordinates with law enforcement and advocacy groups when applicable.
  • Provides patient education regarding exam, procedures, treatment, STD prevention, pregnancy prevention and follow-up care.
  • Provide written documentation and photographic documentation of injuries to physically and sexually abused/assault adolescents and adults.
  • Provides continuous assessment, consults with other team members as required and provides nursing care which demonstrates patient-centered and patient-valued care
  • Must be able to demonstrate patient-centered and patient-valued behaviors.

  • This job description integrates the ANA 2015 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015), and the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model.

  • Relationship Based Care - Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Relationship Based Care - Patients and Families: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Expert Caring: encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of care.
  • Empowered Leaders: demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
  • Lifelong Learners: encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal and external learning opportunities and recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
  • Quality Achievement: includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities and commitment to standard work.
  • Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Position Compensation Range: $32.55 - $53.71 Hourly


    Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required within 5 years of hire.
    Experience: 1 year of relevant experience.
    Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.


    Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling, bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 70810389
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Virginia, United States
    • Company Name For Job: University of Virginia
    • Position Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Forensic Nurse Examiner
    • Job Function: Education
    • Job Type: Full-Time
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