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Forensic Nurse (PRN)

Forensic Nurse (PRN)

who WE are

  • We’re The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.
  • We’re a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, spanning two beautiful campuses on several acres in beautiful Austin, Texas.
  • We’re a diverse, passionate group of more than 360 staff with a vision of a just and safe community, free from violence and abuse, and a mission to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
  • Our staff were named “Every Day Superheroes” by the Austin Chronicle; we’re a two-time Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016 and 2017; and we were named a “Best Nonprofit” in 2017 by the Nonprofit Times.

who YOU are

  • You’re a strong believer that all people should have lives that are free from violence and abuse.
  • You’re someone who cares about positive client and customer relations. You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and customer-centric solutions.
  • You’ve are impeccable decision maker. Your decisions are timely, and they’ll help the organization move forward.
  • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.
  • Your interpersonal skills are on point. You easily relate openly and comfortably with very diverse groups of people.
  • You’re resilient, rebounding from setbacks and adversity with both poise and ease.
  • You’re resourceful. You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.
  • You’re trustworthy. You gain confidence and the trust of others through integrity and forthright honesty. 

what WE need YOU to do for us

We need you to fill the role of Forensic Nurse. This is an on-call PRN position and is mostly nights and weekends. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to patients requesting medical forensic examination after a recent sexual assault
  • Offer prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections when indicated
  • Photo documentation
  • Offer referrals for appropriate medical, legal, and psychological follow-up
  • Participate in legal proceedings including trial prep and testimony

to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to

  • Possess a Texas or compact state RN license
  • Have at least two years' nursing experience
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certification with the Texas Office of the Attorney General or the International Association of Forensic Nurses or ability to certify with either
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.

how WE’LL make it worth YOUR while

  • We'll pay you $350 per medical forensic exam, $30/hour for meetings etc., and $2/hour on call with a holiday and trainer differential.
  • We understand that you have commitments outside of the workplace, and we’ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day. 
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