Forensic Nurse Examiner

Forensic Nurse Examiner - 206233 Winchester, Virginia Per Diem

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  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Rotating

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) provides medico-legal consultative and healthcare services, and works at the healthcare, legal system, and community-level. The FNE role is collaborative, and is part of a formal multidisciplinary investigative team process. The FNE possesses specialized knowledge in the healthcare management of victims and suspects, evidence collection, forensic documentation, and expertise in interpreting non-accidental trauma vs. normal variants, anatomic anomalies, and other/differential diagnoses. The role requires strong clinical skills that include designated medical functions. Key requirements include being available for on-call FNE services, willingness to travel, public speaking, and dedication to stay current in practice through literature review, certification, and continuing education.

What You Will Bring:


Bachelors Nursing (BSN) preferred
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required
Completion of a basic-entry into Forensic Nursing course (meeting IAFN educational guidelines) preferred

Minimum three (3) years of experience in a specialized field of nursing (populations: women, infants, or children; emergency, or trauma) required

Certification & Licensures
Virginia Board of Nursing license required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Current SANE-A or SANE-P certification preferred
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Valid drivers license and ability to travel required
Excellent computer skills required
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
Strong analytical skills required
Self-directed with ability to work autonomously required

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

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We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
20 A Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Tech.