Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: Days



The Clinical Forensic Services (CFS) Coordinator develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and participates in activities of the Clinical Forensic Services, to ensure the provision of quality patient care and oversight of the CFS program.  The C.F.S. Coordinator integrates and promotes activities with other hospital departments, law enforcement agencies, child protective services, victim advocacy, prosecution, community health care professionals and the public; and collaborates to provide principled leadership by defining and interpreting goals for the department, and integrating the CFS role with the overall mission of the hospital.


The CFS Coordinator works with patients and family members across the lifespan, neonate, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly and appropriate members of the health care team and/or community agencies. The CFS Coordinator guides the Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNE) in a peer leader role. This position reports to the ER Director.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Alaska
  • Current BLS certification
  • Minimum of three years recent acute care hospital experience
  • One year recent emergency department experience or experience in caring for victims of assault/abuse preferred
  • Successful completion of a SANE certification course (a 40 hour classroom program)
  • Successful completion of an approved child maltreatment course (a 32 hour classroom program)
  • Successful completion of the adult and pediatric preceptorship requirements
  • Have knowledge of the principles and theory underlying nursing procedures and interventions performed; possess advanced physical assessment skills
  • Familiarity with legal, ethical and medical issues related to assault and/or abuse of children and adults.
  • Will have completed the SANE preceptorship requirements and will complete a CFS skills checklist annually. 


The Emergency Department (ED) consists of a 9-bed unit with a joined 2-room trauma suite, and central station. The FNE room is located right outside the ED in room 201.  The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains and falls. A mechanical lift/hover mat is available for lifting-transferring patients when needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Work hours may fluctuate based on patient acuity and required meetings.




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