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Job Opportunity at the Athens County Child Advocacy Center

 

We are currently seeking Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (PSANE). Below is the job description and application process. Or you can click here to download the job description.

 

Position Title: Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Reports To: Executive Director and Medical Director for clinical supervision

Status: Contract Position – Hours Vary

Overview:             

The Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (PSANE) shall provide medical assessments to patients under the age of 18 with suspected sexual trauma or other identified trauma. These assessments include neutral, fact-finding, age-appropriate interviews, specialized exams, and related documentation, testing, treatment, and follow-up. The PSANE shall also work with a multidisciplinary response team and provide court testimony, as required.  In addition, the PSANE shall provide general support and assistance in the daily mission of the Athens County Child Advocacy Center. Pay rate is commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Nursing Degree (RN or BSN)
  • Registered Nurse Licensure in the State of Ohio in good standing
  • Successful completion of approved Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training (training must be completed prior to conducting patient medical assessments, but need not be completed to apply)
  • Previous pediatric nursing experience
  • Maintain professional medical liability insurance (to be paid for by the CAC).
  • Pass a current BCI and FBI background check

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing medical care to children.
  • Understanding of complex family dynamics.
  • Ability to communicate well with children and families, multidisciplinary team members and partnering agencies.
  • Ability to receive feedback effectively and regularly.
  • Ability to work effectively in complicated and/or crisis situations.
  • Available and sensitive to the needs of the CAC clients and the CAC philosophy

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault/abuse exams following the “Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Examination”; testing, treatment, and follow-up, as needed.
  • Utilize on-site, child friendly examination room and equipment (may include photo documentation equipment) for the use of comprehensive medical examinations, general examinations as needed and follow up examinations as needed to children who are suspected of having suffered sexual or other trauma as needed.
  • Take complete medical histories and perform complete medical screenings.
  • Document satisfactory completion of competency-based training in the performance of child-abuse examinations (minimum sixteen hour introductory course of training on the medical examination of sexually abused children).
  • Complete all required documentation and reports, including photo documentation, in a timely manner.
  • Maintain electronic medical records on the CAC case tracking system.
  • Collect and preserve forensic evidence per state protocols.
  • Obtain and present information in a neutral manner that meets legal requirements for evidence, and meets social service needs for protection and treatment.
  • Respond to subpoenas and testify in court as an expert witness.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities, including regular peer review and case review.
  • Meet continuing education requirements as required by the National Children's Alliance.
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in on-going CME relevant to child abuse evaluations, including specific trainings as requested.
  • Maintain licensure/certification.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with team members and agency partners.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

How to Apply for the PSANE Position:

Please submit the following to Melissa Greenlee, the Executive Director of the Athens County Child Advocacy Center via email: greenlee@athenscac.org:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three Professional References

 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The Athens County Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.