Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Employer
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Canton, Ohio
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 26, 2022
Closes
May 26, 2022
Ref
15660_165817
Specialty
Forensic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in an on call schedule, as determined by SANE coordinator and responds to the designated facility within one hour.
  • Completes clinical experiences as determined by the SANE course and coordinator.
  • Performs speculum exams and assessments under the supervision of a LIP.
  • Utilizes thorough knowledge of anatomy and body structures and mechanisms and patterns of injury.
  • Utilizes a thorough knowledge on collecting and managing forensic evidence with a Sexual Assault Exam Collection (SAEC) kit and a Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault kit (DFSA).
  • Interacts and collaborates with medical and nursing staff, law enforcement, prosecutor, protective services, advocates and other agencies as needed.
  • Works independently and demonstrates organizational and time management skills.
  • Attends continuing education as a sexual assault nurse.
  • Participates in 75% of staff meetings and attends and completes annual SANE competency. Utilizes clear and concise written documentation skills and articulates clearly.
  • Utilizes appropriately use of a camera in regards to photo documentation of injuries and/or evidence.
  • Provides court testimony as needed.
  • Participates in community awareness programs and professional organizations.
  • Utilizes current knowledge base regarding legislation and government programs and best practice standards of care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Complete a IAFN approved SANE Adolescent/Adult course within 30 days of hire.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. 

Certifications:

  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • TNCC and ACLS within 1 year of hire.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year recent RN work experience.
  • Trauma, Women’s Health  experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
  • Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Gloves, Masks, Gowns as needed. 
Provides timely and accurate clinical assessment, care, intervention and documentation for patients that have been sexually assaulted, a victim of child abuse, elder abuse, interpersonal violence (IPV) or assault. Provides, as a service to the patient, forensic evidence collection and/or forensic photography as requested and will maintain chain of custody for such evidence. Develops a safety plan before patient's discharge, providing resources for follow up medical care and referrals for post care support services to the patient. Collaborates with medical and nursing staff, law enforcement, prosecutor, protective services, advocates and other agencies and entities as needed.

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