RN - Forensic Nurse Examiner

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Childrens Assault Treatment Sv
Hours / Pay Period
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
4pm to 12am nights weekends and on Call (12 hours weekends on call)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.






Northridge Hospital Medical Center


The CATS unit at Northridge Hospital Medical Center is actively seeking individuals who demonstrate patient care excellence.  We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) for the CENTER FOR ASSAULT SERVICES (CATS)  to coordinate, supervise and implement patient care based on competence, professional expertise, knowledge and evidence-based practice. The Registered Nurse is expected to practice autonomously, consistent with professional standards, Nurse Practice Act and hospital job description specific to the unit. The RN is responsible for the forensic interview, physical assessment and examination of domestic violence and sexual assault victims of all ages. The RN is also responsible for the collection, documentation, and packaging of forensic evidence of sexual assault victims and will provide expert testimony in a court of law as necessary. Patients are seen at CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services) located offsite in Van Nuys.  This position is critical to the success of Northridge Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission and organizational values of the Dignity Health system.


In addition, Dignity Health has made the conscious decision to implement solutions that will improve patient care outcomes and nursing competencies. As a result, all RN candidates considered for this position will be required to take a series of assessments during our application and interviewing process that include a basic math assessment and a thorough behavioral-based questionnaire in addition to providing up to three professional references and a copy of your most recent performance evaluation. 





  • The RN must have successfully completed an approved Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner course.
  • Experience in sexual assault nursing preferred.
  • Graduate of Accredited RN school of Nursing.
  • Registered Nurse with a current California license.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience as a RN with emphasis on assessment req.
  • BSN pref'd.
  • This position is represented by SEIU L121RN and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


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