UT Health East Texas
Tyler, TX
Jun 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Advancing Healthcare Together The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas

Why UT Health - East Texas?

Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone s life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. Tyler, TX is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.

Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

The Forensic Nurse will provide specialized care for patients who are experiencing acute and long-term health consequences associated with victimization or violence, and/or have unmet evidentiary needs relative to having been victimized or accused of victimization. This may include a Medical-Forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, to include HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis as indicated, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical, psychological follow-up, support and participation in legal proceedings

  • Provide and Coordinate Trauma informed, Victim Centered care by all agencies involved in assisting the victim of violence and or trauma and coordinate referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up as needed for each patient.
  • Perform and document a Medical-Forensic History. Perform a complete physical and Head-to-Toe assessment for trauma, detailed ano-genital examination, forensic specimen collection and documentation, including photography, and assess for mandatory reporting status, reporting when appropriate.
  • Document injuries accurately with support of photographic evidence. Maintain chain of custody for any evidence collection.
  • Maintain professional standards that do not create conflict of interests with employment or patient care, including patient and medical record confidentiality
  • Must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on-call.
  • Administer appropriate prophylactic medications per protocols
  • Provide testimony as fact witness to any/all exams performed by the Forensic Nurse and coordinate with attorneys during judicial process.
  • Responsible to maintain clinical expertise as a Forensic Nurse
  • Attend other agencies when discussing a case review


Associates Degree in Nursing (AND) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school.

  • Prefer 2 years of nursing experience in an acute care setting.
  • Position requires fluency in English language to function in job environment appropriately.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, team-work, and customer service skills.
  • Good organizational, problem-solving and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to multi-task constantly, react to changes quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions.
  • Ability to perform work when no directions are given, and give directions to others.
  • Remain flexible, organized, professional and able to analyze, make sound decisions under stressful or crisis situations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or programs used in the organization.
  • Demonstrate maturity and accountability.

Certification and Licensure:
  • Completion of education to obtain Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • ACLS certification preferred.
  • BLS required
  • PALS Certification (preferred but not required).
  • TNCC Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum
  • CA-CP SANE Certified Adult and Certified Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

-Patient Centered Customer Service:
Genuinely care about people.
-Cultivate a compassionate environment:
Changing lives for the better together.
-Clinical and Operational Excellence:
A relentless drive to be the best.
-Holistic Approach:
Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
-Promote a collaborative environment:
Build effective working relationships with others.
-Identify and Develop Talent:
Prepare others to deliver excellence.
-Business Acumen:
Know, own and drive our business.
-Continually Simplify and Improve:
Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
-Foster Innovation:
Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
-Set Clear Direction:
Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs, position patients and possess physical strength sufficient to assist in lifting/transferring patients and moving departmental equipment.
  • Must possess digital dexterity.
  • Must have keen sense of touch, smell, vision, and hearing.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

  • Exposure to communicable diseases and biohazardous materials, danger of infection from contaminated materials, falls on slippery floors; possibility of injury from moving heavy equipment or patients.
  • OSHA category I position. Body substance isolation must be practiced.

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