Pediatric Forensic Nurse/UKHC

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Job Title:

Pediatric Forensic Nurse/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7H674: Pediatrics-Forensics

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

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:

Registered Nurse

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Experience working with children in a Pediatric healthcare setting. Experience with forensic medicine is a plus.

Deadline to Apply:


University 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time