Qualifications: Ohio Licensed Registered Nurse, Valid Ohio Driver’s License, Background Check, Current Professional Liability Insurance
Reports To: Adult Exams-Forensic Manager, Pediatric Exams and Training-CAC Manager
Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities
This position will require working with individuals who have survived abuse. This includes children, adults and the elderly. Survivors of human trafficking, child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, sexual violence and elderly abuse will be the primary populations served. This position will require the nurse to provide a general assessment of individuals, documentation of any alleged abuse, which includes photo-documentation, possible forensic exams and referrals to healthcare or emergency care providers.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training to complete both adult and pediatric forensic exams will be required. A SANE provides timely and accurate medical assessments and injury identification/documentation along with collection of trace biological samples. A SANE will collaborate with physicians, law enforcement, children services, county prosecutors and survivor advocates. A SANE must maintain chain of custody for all specimens collected during the sexual assault nurse examination and may serve as a medical expert witness during judicial proceedings. The sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) is responsible for assessment, coordination, and implementation of care based on the SANE scope of practice.
This position is full-time, working 33 hours per week. Occasional weekends and evenings required, however the position will work primarily during the week and regular business hours
Benefits include a competitive salary, professional development, health insurance, SEP IRA, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
- The nurse will primarily work in AVC’s Wilmington office, but may be required to travel to hospitals in both Clinton and Highland Counties
- Ability to complete the IAFN approved SANE-A didactic course
- Ability to complete the IAFN approved SANE-P didactic course
- Ability to complete the required forensic clinical rotation and forensic clinical practicum
- Possesses a thorough theoretical knowledge on the management of the sexual assault survivor
- Collection of biological forensic/trace samples and the maintenance of chain of custody.
- Completes the sexual assault forensic examination when requested by any contracting facility with the organization
- Photo documentation
- Assessment of individuals
- Excellent organizational skills with computer proficiency
- Conducts professionally when dealing with physicians, survivor advocate, law enforcement, prosecutors, children services, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), other sexual assault forensic nurse examiners, staff at county hospitals and ED managers
- Provide timely, expert and compassionate collection of forensic samples in sexual assault and abuse cases
- Work cooperatively with law enforcement to document and maintain chain of custody for all samples collected during each examination
- Work cooperatively with children services
- Ability to work independently
- Assist in covering after-hour calls, if on-call nurse is not available
- Communicates with Director and Managers on a regular basis
- Provides clear, concise and accurate written documentation on all patient services provided including injury identification and documentation
- Provide expert witness testimony in sexual assault and other abuse prosecutions, preparing and interpreting reports for the criminal justice system when necessary
- Provide accurate billing information immediately following assault case to forensic manager
- Leaves the exam room with equipment properly stored and supplies returned to appropriate place.
- Attends Sexual Assault Response Team and Multidisciplinary Team meetings in both Clinton and Highland Counties
- Attends additional training at the request of Director or Program Managers (may require in and out of state travel)
- Assist in outreach efforts
- Participate in awareness events, fundraisers and agency staff meetings
- Provide training to area professionals on abuse and violence
- Physical requirements: Ability to lift and move up to 50lbs consistent with nursing care
- All other duties that are assigned by the Executive Director
Interested applicants may submit their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org