Sep 17, 2020

RN Forensic Nurse Examiner - Forensic Nursing Svcs Of Prov

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Anchorage, AK, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Forensic Nurse Examiner (Forensic Nursing Svcs Of Prov, Night Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Respond as appropriate to patients reporting a history of interpersonal violence in conjunction with team members from law enforcement and advocacy agencies.
  • Complete a medical history with patients to obtain a bio/psycho/social/spiritual history, including a history of the events leading up to reporting for care while implementing care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.
  • Perform the medical-forensic exam utilizing department policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines, department policies/procedures/guidelines/protocols, and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services for the provision of counseling and instruction for emergency contraception and STI prevention and screening.
  • Perform lab testing for patients based on the medical-forensic history provided by the patient.
  • Follow the department policies/procedures/guidelines/protocols, and the State of Alaska mandatory reporting requirements and notifications of reportable positive STI’s.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of Nursing
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Alaska
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • 1 year of Registered Nurse experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Current certification of completion of 40 hours Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training
  • 16 hours SANE Clinical Skills Lab
  • CLS training

About Forensic Nursing Services

Forensic Nursing Services of Providence involves working directly with patients who are reporting a history of interpersonal violence such as sexual assault and domestic violence. Dedication to multidisciplinary teamwork is essential as members of FNSP collaborate with law enforcement investigators and rape crisis advocates to meet the broad range of needs of the patients.

There is no cost to the patient for any of the services provided at FNSP. We are the only service provider for medical-forensic exams in the Anchorage and MatSu region. Responding to patients is the bulk of our work. We are available for community outreach and education as often as asked in an effort to increase prevention of interpersonal violence as well as to train health care providers from communities who do not have established forensic nursing programs.

Our Staff

FNSP is a nurse run department with minimal physician oversight. Our medical director collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure that our policies, procedures, and guidelines are up to date. The director also provides quality assurance reviews of medical-forensic exams and is available over the phone for case consult as needed.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Research Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 260310