Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator

Employer
liveSAFE Resources
Location
Marietta, Georgia
Posted
Nov 26, 2018
Closes
Dec 26, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level

JOB SUMMARY: 

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.

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