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Forensic Nurse Examiner Professional Staff Nurse, BSN SAFE Hbg

  • Job ID: 203299365
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: SAFE PHS
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $34.74 to $46.71 / hour


Forensic Nurse Examiner Professional Staff Nurse, BSN :

Job Purpose: The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) is a registered nurse who provides non-judgmental, compassionate, trauma informed care to patients who were a victim of violence. This includes but not limited to sexual assaults, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence/domestic violence, and strangulation. Required to travel to all seven UPMC hospital campuses that include Harrisburg, Community General, West Shore, Carlisle, Hanover, Memorial, and Lititz. Provides medical forensic exam, coordinating treatment of injuries, documentation of biological and physical findings, collect forensic evidence, photographic documentation, and prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, referrals for medical and psychological follow-up, community outreach, and testify in court. The FNE is expected to follow protocols established by the Medical Director and/or management of the Forensic Nursing Department for which the FNE is employed.


The FNE assists the ED and ED Observation staff in patient care, waiting room rechecks, triage/PIT, etc. The FNE also performs follows up calls on the ED and ED Observation positive culture and infection control results for UPMC Harrisburg, Community General, and West Shore Hospitals.



Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

Registered Nurse with current state registration

Valid driver’s licenses

Completion of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training by a recognized program

Two years’ experience in nursing

Ability to plan, organizes, and works autonomously.

Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgment in executing the role and responsibilities of a forensic nurse examiner.



Minimum 2 years experience.BSN preferred.Completion of annual project that is evidence-based and approved by business unit panel/CNO as set forth through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder.UPMC approved nursing certification required and must be maintained.Certification not required if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held.If a BSN is held, a Master?s degree in a related field may be substituted in lieu of Certification.The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level. Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. Must have VP approval for promotion. Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Completion of annual project that is evidence-based and approved by business unit panel/CNO ? as set forth through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder.UPMC approved nursing certification required and must be maintained. Certification not required if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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