Forensic Nurse Job Description Template
We are looking to hire a forensic nurse with outstanding observation and counseling skills. Forensic nurses are expected to have a deep knowledge of medical evidence collection and the criminal justice system with a compassionate nature to assist victims of crime and violence.
To ensure success, forensic nurses should be intuitive with great clinical and organizational skills, and the ability to identify and preserve evidence to be used in an investigation and prosecution of a case. Top candidates will have supreme confidence to handle uncertainty while remaining emotionally stable.
Forensic Nurse Responsibilities:
- Providing expert forensic nursing consultation.
- Maintaining confidentiality and compassion at all times.
- Collecting blood, tissue, and semen samples.
- Evaluating and documenting patients’ wounds and/or injuries.
- Gathering pertinent evidence from victims and suspects.
- Managing the victim’s emotional trauma and fear.
- Requesting lab tests and interpreting the test results.
- Testifying in court as an expert witness using evidence gathered.
- Properly handling all evidence gathered.
- Conducting forensic photography.
- Serving as a bridge between the healthcare and legal systems.
- Attending mandatory forensic nursing training.
Forensic Nurse Requirements:
- Degree in forensic nursing (essential).
- 2 years of practice as a registered nurse (essential).
- A minimum of 1000 practice hours as a Forensics Nurse.
- A minimum of 20 continuing education hours specializing in Forensics Nursing.
- Completed National Council Licensure Examination (essential).
- Superb counseling and observation skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent decision-making skills and communication skills.
- Ability to identify and preserve evidence.
- Compassionate nature with the ability to calm patients.
- Expert in collecting medical evidence and the criminal justice system.