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Adult Nurse Forensic Examiner

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
Devon and Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centres provide care for people who have experienced sexual harm across our 3 SARC sites in Truro, Plymouth and Exeter.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team of forensic nurse examiners based in all 3 sites. You will provide forensic examinations for those over the age of 16 who have been recently sexually assaulted or raped for holistic health and well-being assessments and to support police prosecutions. You will be part of our multi-disciplinary team of doctors, specialist nurses, crisis workers and therapists.

Devon and Cornwall SARCs are recognised nationally as a centre of best practice with their innovative and forward-thinking approach to delivering services to those that have experienced significant trauma. We are looking for Nurses and Midwives that are eager to learn and develop within this specialism, which holds patient centred care at the very forefront of all that we do.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:
  • The post holder will work as part of the SARC team and be professionally accountable for the forensic examinations they undertake for clients 16 years+, ensuring support and guidance is given and arrange follow up care including written referrals and clinical telephone referrals with advice and guidance from a clinical lead as necessary.
  • The post holder will be responsible for performing a clinical assessment and physical examination to ascertain if the client has any acute need such as physical injury, prevention of pregnancy, prophylaxis for HIV, and may directly refer to other clinical services and agencies.
  • The post holder will be required to attend and participate in safeguarding meetings with the Police and adult social care, providing specialist advice and guidance to those professionals regarding the health needs of adults that have experienced sexual harm.
  • The post holder will be required to participate in an on call evening and weekend rota (in addition to core working hours) to provide telephone advice with the requirement to see clients at all sites as necessary outside of core working hours.
  • The post holder will attend civil and criminal court as a professional witness on an occasional basis.

Working Pattern: 23 hours per week.

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th June 2024.

For further information please contact: Louise Barraclough, Lead Nurse and Safeguarding Lead on or Tammy Saltern, Nurse Manager, on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

SARC, Pynes Hill




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