Join BSWH McLane Children’s Hospital as a Registered Nurse in Forensics and be part of something better! The #1 city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement!
Population: Children and Adult
Schedule: Full Time – Evenings: This will be 6p-6a (does not exclude weekends), with the max call requirement of 36hrs of call every 6 weeks
Forensic Medicine teams across Texas
The Forensic Medicine department at Baylor Scott & White Health includes the Sexual Assault and Violence Response Team and the Child Protection Team. Together, they provide compassionate, sensitive, timely care for victims of violent crimes, child abuse and neglect.
Our forensic medicine teams are available at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The forensic nurse is available 24 hours a day for consultation. The nurse works closely with:
Emergency department staff
Law enforcement agencies
Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS/APS)
Local advocacy agencies
Pediatrician with experience in the evaluation of child physical abuse and neglect
Pediatric and adolescent gynecologist with experience in the evaluation of sexual abuse
Adult and pediatric radiology staff
Social work team
Child life specialists
Criminal justice system
Both teams work together with advocates, law enforcement, legal professionals and the district attorney’s office to aid the investigation.
“The forensic nurse has the opportunity to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to a patient on possibly the worst day of their life. Our team works closely to coordinate trauma & violence-centered care while providing follow up through our social workers and medical directors. When consulted, you are treated as a subject matter expert and your knowledge & experience is a vital part of ensuring the health and safety of this vulnerable population. The forensic nurse gets to be an active part of making the community a safer place.”
-Manager of Forensics
Baylor Scott & White Health Registered Nurses Enjoy
Competitive pay including an RN Bonus Program rewarding nurses for providing exceptional care and improving patient outcomes.
Attractive Relocation Assistance for full-time candidates.
Excellent benefits including a generous 401(k) program with company match, vacation and paid time off (PTO), tuition assistance, immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits and wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy. (Note: benefits may vary based on position type and/or level).
A strong shared governance model featuring unit-based councils that empower nurses and improve patient outcomes.
Access to more than 4,000 hours of online continuing education for professional development.
A strong system Nurse Practice Council that uses autonomy, authority and accountability in collaboration with transformational nursing leadership to drive nursing practice throughout Baylor Scott & White Health.
A spirit of inquiry and innovation that promotes Evidence-based practice, research and innovations in nursing practice.
A healthy work environment and culture of safety using inter-professional collaboration and professional competencies to meet the needs of patients to provide safe passage and quality outcomes at every encounter.
Why Baylor Scott & White Health
At Baylor Scott & White Health, we empower each other to create healthier communities and deliver safe and high-quality care across the state of Texas. With more than 52 hospitals, 800 access points, a quality health plan and an award-winning research institute, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to make your mark on the future of healthcare. At Baylor Scott and White Health, you’ll be joining a team that’s committed to better. Because better never settles. And neither should you.
As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health has the resources to offer a variety of career opportunities to meet your personal and professional goals.
The Baylor Scott & White Health nursing team challenges each other to innovate, to constantly raise the bar and to never settle. Every day, our diverse group of team members bring unique talents, a passion for innovation and a deep Commitment to those we serve.
Baylor Scott & White Health is the most awarded system in Texas, and a Certified Great Place to Work! Consider a career move to BSWH in the Forensic Department and join our exceptional nursing team committed to something better.
Requirements of the Ideal Candidate
Graduate of RN School of Nursing
CA-CP SANE certification preferred
Active RN License
2 years of bedside experience within the last 5 years
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!