Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator
- Experience Level
This position provides support to the Sexual Assault Program. Major duties include performance of Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exams; coordination of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners’ schedules and oversight of training of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner providers; complete and maintain documentation of statistical data.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Respond to requests for sexual assault exams in a timely manner when on-call; conduct forensic-medical exams in accordance with state standards, local protocol, and best practice; maintain chain of custody for collected forensic evidence.
- Ensure that an Advocate from liveSAFE Resources has been notified to respond to the location of the exam.
- Schedule and conduct follow-up exams as needed, provide education to survivors on the physical health impacts of sexual assault, provide medical referrals as appropriate.
- Keep records and statistical data as it pertains to the services provided. Compile statistical data and provide reports to the Sexual Assault Program Director and WellStar Health Systems.
- Participate in ongoing training opportunities and peer review teams, keep informed on best practices in forensic-medical examinations, provide the information to other liveSAFE Resources SANE’s, staff and volunteers of the agency.
- Coordinate SANE on-call schedule, training, certification and on-boarding of new SANE’s, and ensure ongoing compliance with SANE requirements.
- Attend court hearings when subpoenaed and serve as an expert witness as needed.
- Participate in multi-agency coalitions and community initiatives, such as Sexual Assault Response Teams, the Cobb County Domestic Violence Task Force, etc.
- Maintain good working relationships with court staff, law enforcement, hospital medical staff, and community service providers.
- Conduct professional training and assist with community awareness/education efforts.
- Maintain the sexual assault exam suite in a clean and organized manner; ensure availability of necessary supplies as they pertain to medical forensic exams.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Understanding of sexual assault and domestic violence dynamics.
- Knowledge of modern office procedures and methods, including telephone communications, office systems, and record keeping.
- Knowledge of modern business communication, including style and format of letters, memoranda, and reports.
- Skill to use a personal computer, digital camera, and various software packages.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
- Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
- Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with persons of different educational levels.
- Ability to enter routine data elements into manual or automated system.
- Strong problem solving skills required. Must be a “common sense” thinker and quick decision maker, when necessary.
- Must display professionalism and leadership qualities when dealing with other organizations, volunteers, board members, and staff.
- May be required to lift boxes up to 25 lbs.
MINIMUM CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must be a registered nurse licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.
- Currently maintains an active Nursing License in the state of Georgia.
- The SANE must have completed SANE Adult and Adolescent training requirements through an IAFN endorsed program.
- Minimum of 3 years experience in nursing.