Telehealth Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescents Consultant

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/28/2020 1:10 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-66207
Category
Nursing - PRN Pool
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Department
COM IDHI Sexual Assault
Shift
PRN - Shift Varies
Post End Date
9/28/2020

Overview

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim. This will include a forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, support and participation in legal proceedings. The SANE is expected to follow protocols established by the Program Director and/or management of the SANE Program for which the SANE is employed. The SANE will aid emergency department nurses to collect evidence, comfort the patient through therapeutic conversation through telehealth remote options. The SANE consultant will be guiding all care through remote telehealth consultation. There will be some live spoke site telehealth training semi-annually.

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • Telehealth SANE consultations 85%
  • Ability to triage patient to determine if medical exam is needed before forensic exam.
  • Coordinate care by all agencies involved in assisting the sexual assault victim and coordinate referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up as needed for each patient.
  • Perform and document sexual assault and forensic interview accurately.
  • Perform a complete physical and forensic evidence collection examination including Head-to-Toe assessment for trauma, detailed genital examination, forensic specimen collection and documentation, including photography, and assess for mandatory reporting status, reporting when appropriate.
  • Document detailed injuries accurately with support of photographic evidence.
  • Maintain chain of custody for each sexual assault exam and adhere to evidence protocols
  • Maintain professional standards that do not create conflict of interests with employment or patient care, including patient and medical record confidentiality
  • Must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on-call.
  • Administer appropriate prophylactic medications per protocols
  • Provide testimony as fact witness to any/all cases performed while with SANE and coordinate with attorneys during judicial process.
  • Responsible to maintain clinical expertise as a SANE.
  • Maintain current Registered Nurse Licensure or higher.
  • Maintain SANE-A certification
  • Complete the initial and on-going preceptor requirements as identified by the SANE Program
  • Debrief as needed to maintain emotional and physical wellness.
  • Maintain open communication with SANE Coordinator and/or management of SANE Program on regular basis.
  • Maintain equipment in proper working condition and exercise fiscal responsibility of unit’s resources.
  • Share individual expertise with the other members of SANE
  • Maintain competency by maintaining active performance of cases with no lapse of greater than six months
  • Has a current laptop or computer with audio/video capabilities with active home internet.
  • Participate in quality assurance chart and photograph review process as determined by the SANE program
  • Adhere to all administrative, clinical, and employment policies and procedures on file with the SANE Program or hiring agency.
  • Commit to cover minimum number of shifts, holiday coverage, and other scheduling requirements as determined by the SANE program 
  • annual training, applicable webinars, educational updates 10%
  • Participate in professional development as determined by the SANE program, including staff meetings, conferences, and in-services.
  • Attend Webinars as scheduled by program director related to SANE
  • Other duties as assigned 5%

 

Optional Additions to the SANE Contract

If the SANE program provides a stipend or monetary support for a nurse to attend the initial SANE Training, it is appropriate to add a clause indicating the trainee’s responsibility in returning the up-front stipend. Sample language may be

Upon completion of training and preceptor requirements, the SANE will commit 1 year of practice to the SANE Program. If the SANE leaves the Program before completion of one-year independent practice, he/she shall reimburse the SANE Program the stipend received for training and preceptor.

Qualifications

Minimum Experience: Associates of Nursing

Computer skills, evidence collection, prophylaxis treatment for STI, therapeutic communications.

Two years as a registered nurse and with two years’ experience caring for victims of sexual assault.

Nationally certified Sexual Assault Nursing Examiner- Adult/Adolescents

Registered Nurse Or an advanced practiced nurse practitioner with SANE experience

History of caring for victims of sexual assault.

Be able to sit at a desk for longer periods of time during an exam. Be able to push a telemedicine cart to do live trainings as needed. Will require some walking and standing.

 

Preferred Experience: BSN

 

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

 

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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