Employment

Central MN Sexual Assault Center SANE Position

TITLE:                                Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

STATUS:                                Casual, part-time

SUPERVISOR:               SANE Program Coordinator, Tamara Hennes-Vix, thennesvix@cmsac.org

POSITION OBJECTIVE:       

 To ensure that sexual assault victims have the right to immediate, compassionate, and comprehensive medical-legal evaluation and treatment by a specially trained professional who has the experience to anticipate their needs during this time of crisis.

CMSAC SANE is committed to providing a higher standard of evidence collection and care to speed the victims’ recovery to a higher level of functioning, prevent secondary injury or illness, and ultimately increase the prosecution of sex offenders and reduce the incidence of rape.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for responding to sexual assault victims at St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center, 1406 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN  56303.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Successfully completed SANE training at a recognized SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program
  • Completes competency checklist while being observed by an experienced nurse examiner, physician’s assistant, or physician
  • Completes a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education annually, regarding the issues of sexual assault and forensic examinations
  • Follows policies, procedures and protocols for the program
  • Participates in documentation and evaluation process with SANE coordinator or manager
  • Assures all activities performed adhere to established SANE guidelines
  • Maintains close working relationship with SANE coordinators and members of other disciplines in the care of sexual assault survivors
  • Maintains equipment and supplies in examination room after use
  • Maintains records and statistics, as appropriate
  • Takes on-call shifts as scheduled, responding within 45 minutes of the initial call
  • Sexual assault nurse examiners agree to sign up for 72 hours of on-call time, 12-24 hour shifts are available throughout each month.  All shifts start at 6 am and end at 6 am the next day.  Each nurse examiner will also be on call at least one holiday each calendar year.  (Holidays are defined as Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day)
  • Submits on-call availability to SANE coordinator or manager to facilitate on-call scheduling
  • Maintains contact with the SANE Manager for at least 1 year after termination of contract and responds to any and all subpoenas for cases examined while employed with the SANE program
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED

·         Registered Nurse with current state registration

·         Working knowledge of all OSHA safety and health standards relevant to the position and job duties

·         Completion of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training by a recognized program

·         One year’s experience in nursing

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired, though not required

·         Ability to plan and organize work autonomously

·         Liaison with other human service agencies, clients, personnel and individuals in related programs

·         Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and good judgment in executing the role and responsibilities of a nurse examiner

WORKING CONDITIONS

·         Requires concentrated, complex and variable mental efforts, with emphasis on synthesis of information, written and oral communication

·         Documentation of updated Hepatitis B vaccination

·         Awareness of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids

·         Ability to lift materials weighing up to 20 pounds

·         Independently mobile.  Tasks performed while sitting, standing and walking.  Must have access to reliable transportation in order to meet the needs of the organization

·         Requires access to medical and personal information of a delicate nature, and realizes the potentially serious results of improper disclosure

·         An at-will employment relationship exists between the Nurse Examiner and CMSAC

REQUIRED TRAINING

·        Agency Orientation

The information noted herein is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this classification.  The information is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required of personnel so classified.

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