Pediatric Forensic Nurse/UKHC

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Job TitlePediatric Forensic Nurse/UKHCRequisition NumberRE24604Working TitleDepartment Name7H674: Pediatrics-ForensicsWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level10Salary Range$46,675-78,499/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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0 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Registered Nurse

Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.
Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds, or standing/walking for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and additional hours as necessary based upon crisis situations.

Job Summary

The Pediatric Forensic Nurse serves as a member of the Pediatrics healthcare team to enhance support for patients, families, providers and staff in the Forensic Pediatrics program at UK HealthCare.

The Pediatric Forensic Nurse is critical to providing direct patient care to children who have suspected abuse/neglect and ensuring they receive the necessary nursing care and medical support to help them thrive.

This person will work closely with the clinic Social Worker, providers and DCBS on suspected abuse and medical neglect referrals and will be required to testify in court on behalf of the information obtained through forensic interviews and investigation.

This nurse will be required to complete specific training on physical and sexual abuse and serve as an expert in this field. SANE certification is preferred.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Ability to work in an electronic health record; computer skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

BSN plus RN license plus SANE certification preferred.
RN license plus one or more years related experience in forensic medicine preferred.
RN license plus one or more years related experience in a Pediatric healthcare setting preferred.

Deadline to Apply09/24/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience as a registered nurse.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Please select the response that best represents your full years, paid, full time experience working in pediatrics and/or child advocacy as a registered nurse.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * Do you have a current SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) certification for forensic nursing?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please describe your experience working with children and families in a medical setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Tell us about your experience working with children/families who have experienced abuse and/or neglect? 2) Describe your experiences working within a multidisciplinary team, include information on the benefits and at least one challenge of doing so. 3) Why are you interested in Pediatric Forensic Medicine?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 9/25/2020
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