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PRN Forensic Registered Nurse (RN) I - Ben Taub Hospital - Forensic Program

at Harris Health System

Posted: 5/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 146094
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

Provides nursing care to individuals who present to the Harris Health System for treatment, evidence collection and injury documentation. Completes and documents physical, social and safety assessments on each patient. Interacts in a professional manner with the patient, family and members of the multidisciplinary team. Participates in education and implementing prevention strategies within the community. Testify in courts of law as an expert witness. Is available to respond to locations within the Harris Health System to care for victims and/or perpetrators of trauma, assault or abuse.


  • Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
    • Bachelor's of Science Degree in nursing.
    • Current State of Texas RN Licensure.
    • Preferred certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner through either the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) or Texas Office of the Attorney General or within two years of employment.
  • Work Experience:
    • Minimum of 2-4 years healthcare experience as a Registered Nurse with a background in Emergency/ Trauma, Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Intensive Care and/or Forensic Nursing.
  • Management Experience:
    • None required

Equipment Operated: Computer, calculator, fax, copier, camera


Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Reports, including entry of forensic data and case reports

Other Skills:
Able to communicate effectively with law enforcement officials, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and social service agencies, medical examiner professionals.

Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word Proc

Advance Training/Specialty: Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner through either the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) or Texas Office of the Attorney General is strongly preferred.

Work Schedule: Weekends Holidays Flexible Travel On Call

Other Requirements: On-call accountability for Harris Health System department. Current knowledge and experience in forensic nursing and/or participation in SANE/SAFE programs.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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