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RN SANE Examiner PRN

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Join us at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in the Akron Metropolitan Area, where we have been providing world-class care to our community for over 100 years. At Akron General, we strive for patient-centered care and comfort with our collaborative team of healthcare professionals. We are committed to serving the community and treat our patients as family.

As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), you will be providing timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, and assist patients with human trafficking concerns. You will also set up protocols for a forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, photographic documentation, and more. Your primary duties will include:

* Performing and documenting sexual assault and providing forensic consultation and exams.
* Performing a complete physical and forensic evidence collection examination including Head-to-Toe assessment for trauma, detailed genital examination, and more while reporting when appropriate.
* Maintaining professional standards while not creating conflict of interests with employment or patient care.
* Maintaining equipment in proper working condition.
* Documenting detailed injuries accurately with support of photographic evidence.

The Ideal Candidate is someone who:

* Can provide compassionate and empathetic patient-centered care.
* Works well in a teambuilding environment.
* Has knowledge and training through the International Associate of Forensic Nursing (IAFN)
* Can be decisive in stressful situations.
* Has effective communication skills.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand in hand.

* 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.
* Debrief as needed to maintain emotional and physical wellness.
* Maintain open communication with SANE Coordinator and/or Medical Director 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.
* 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.
* Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
* Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code, display of the ID badge and safety.
* Other duties as assigned

Education:

Certifications:

* Maintain current Registered Nurse Licensure or higher.

Complexity of Work:

* Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
* Complete the initial state SANE training. Complete the initial and on-going preceptor requirements as identified by the SANE Program. Maintain competency by maintaining active performance of cases as directed by the SANE program. Participate in professional development as determined by the SANE program, including staff meetings, conferences, and in-services.

Work Experience:

* Pass a SANE specific med-test upon initial SANE practice and every other year.

Physical Requirements:

* Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
* Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
* Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
* Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids.
* Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

* Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , RN SANE Examiner PRN, Healthcare , Akron, Ohio

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