Harris County Forensic Nurse Examiners
Center of Forensic Excellence

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  We are currently only accepting application for Full Time employees at this time, no Part-Time or PRN positions are available.     Email your cover letter and CV to  khara@hcfne.com  

We are currently only accepting application for Full Time employees at this time, no Part-Time or PRN positions are available. 

Email your cover letter and CV to khara@hcfne.com 

Join Our Forensic Team 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Texas
  • Have a minimum of 12 months of work experience in an emergency department or other critical care environemnt 
  • Complete 40 hours of didactic (classroom) training as specified by IAFN standards 
  • Complete clinical rotations and training per HCFNE guidelines and IAFN standards 
  • Have a valid Driver's License
  • Be eligible to work in the United States 
  • Be willing to complete SANE-A and SANE-P certification within 2 years and CITI training as needed 
  • Be able to lift materials weighing up to 20 pounds 
  • Be able to type 40 words per minute 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a schedule of on-call and/or on-site shifts, including overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts 
  • Respond to HCFNE's designated hospitals or any other HCFNE location within ninety minutes (90) or being contacted for a patient exam 
  • Perform medical forensic exams on victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and other abuse or violence trauma, including: 
    • Head-to-toe medical assessment for trauma 
    • Detailed genital/anal examination 
    • Forensic specimen collection and supportive documentation 
    • Photo documentation of bodily and genital-anal injuries with competent documentation 
  • Administer prophylactic medications and emergency contraception per HCFNE policy 
  • Assess for mandatory reporting status and report when appropriate 
  • Maintain a chain of custody and adhere to evidence guidelines 
  • Ensure patient/medical record confidentiality at all time (HIPPA) 
  • Maintain professional standards that do not care create conflict of interests with employment or patient care
  • Testify as fact and expert witness to any/all cases preformed while employed with HCFNE, even if the employee is no longer employed with HCFNE (without compensation from HCFNE) 
  • Attend monthly Peer Reviews, staff meetings and quarterly self-care activities