The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the adult sexual-assault patient. The SANE exam may include a medical forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation, and referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, support in and participation in legal proceedings.
Triages patient to determine if medical exam is needed before forensic exam
Performs and documents sexual assault and forensic interview accurately
Performs a complete medical forensic evaluation to include:
Head to toe assessments for trauma, detailed genital/anal examination
Forensic specimen collection and supportive documentation
Photo documentation of bodily and genital-anal injuries
Assesses for mandatory reporting status and reports when appropriate
Maintains chain of custody and adhere to evidence guidelines
Ensures patient/medical record confidentiality at all times
Administers prophylactic medications and emergency contraception
Coordinates referrals for appropriate follow-up care as needed
Testifies as a fact witness to any/and all cases performed as a SANE
Responds to SANE group communication when a sexual assault nurse examiner is needed.
Maintains clinical expertise as a SANE:
Participates in monthly online SANE case review organized by Harborview Medical Center (must participate in at least 8 online case reviews per year)
Participates in a weekend training session at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA
Completes the initial and on-going preceptor requirements including participation in initial 3-day didactic training and annual 1-day refresher course
Attends quarterly joint training with Dove House
Debriefs as necessary to maintain emotional wellness
Education and/or Experience
Current WA state RN license in good standing
Current CPR/BLS (healthcare provider) required
At least 1 year nursing experience required, experience in ED, Public Health, L&D, or psychiatric nursing preferred
Per diem employees may work 0-16 hours per week.
Two position are available.