Registered Nurse (RN) - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner -23060 9/19/2017
West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
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JOB TITLE & CODE:
Registered Nurse (23060)
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who is specially-trained to provide care for victims of sexual assault. The SANE documents the patient s account of the assault, performs necessary medical exams and collects forensic samples that may be used in prosecution of the crime.
SANEs are trained in both the physical and emotional aspects of caring for victims of sexual assault. SANEs collaborate with advocates from the local rape crisis centers who are available to provide resources and support to victims.
The SANE becomes an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and should be knowledgeable in the nursing process, forensic sample collection, victim s needs and legal responsibilities.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Current West Virginia licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
Must hold a certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Must have successfully completed the 40 hour SANE training course for adults/adolescents that follow the guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN)
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) preferred
Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) or Diploma, currently enrolled in a BSN program and BSN completed within 5 years of hire preferred
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Assumes responsibility, displays appropriate use of authority and accepts accountability in the delivery of patient care.
Provides direct patient care to the victim of sexual assault within a designated shift, based on the nursing process and within role/scope of practice.
Implements appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrates appropriate use of expert peers and/or management, as applicable.
In response to data indicating commonly occurring risks to patient health status, initiates actions to correct, reduce and/or prevent risk.
Provides coordinated and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes, nursing interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team approach.
Negotiates the patient care tasks with family/patient within safe practice guidelines. Appropriately delegates patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for completion and patient response.
Accepts accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.
Demonstrates the appropriate use of standards, effective use of resources, and evaluation of patient response in the delivery of patient care.
Uses standards of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.
Bases decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings. Seeks assistance/credible resource when unable to perform safely and independently.
Performs evaluation of patient response to tasks performed and delegated.
Determines/revises priorities for direct/indirect patient care activities based on patient acuity and available resources.
Assumes responsibility for the development of others
Engages in mentoring and networking activities to promote professional development.
Fosters the integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitates incorporation of the unit's mission, values, and vision.
Functions to promote trusting relationships and open, honest communication at the unit level.
Engages in exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.
Interacts with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, positioning of patients, standing, walking, carrying of patients, materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working closely with others
Protracted or irregular hours
Working around biohazards
Working around infectious diseases
Working with or near the deceased
Working with hands in water
Electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment
Date Reviewed/Revised: June 2016
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)