::::POSITION SUMMARY: The SANE nurse is responsible for providing timely, non-judgmental and compassionate nursing care and forensic evidence collection for victims of assault whether it be sexual assault, physical abuse (domestic, elder or child) or neglect that has resulted in healthcare issues. Exams will include forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychologic follow-up, support and participation in legal proceedings. The SANE RN will follow protocols established by the ED Medical Director. The SANE RN will participate in abuse prevention communication education and victim advocacy forums. Responsible for interaction with hospital staff and/or ancillary departments regarding patient care, concerns, and conflicts with identification and assistance in resolutions. May be occasions when it will be necessary to work weekends, holidays, evenings, nights, and/or on-call/call-back status. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times.
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