Sr. Forensic Nurse Examiner
Under supervision of and in collaboration with the SACASA Director or Supervisor, the Senior Medical Forensic Examiner provides medical forensic exams and ongoing recruitment, training, and scheduling of the Sexual Assault Nurse/Forensic Examiners (SANEs/SAFEs). The position also researches and updates curriculum, develops standards and protocols, and provides interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation to ensure practice protocols are current.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Completes Medical Forensic Exams (MFEs) during regular work hours and provides back-up coverage for on-call hours when needed.
- Manages and updates the monthly SANE/SAFE on-call schedule, including the online SANE/SAFE calendar.
- Schedules and coordinates all elements of SANE/SAFE clinical training and preceptorships. Ensures that SANEs/SAFEs meet training requirements in a timely manner.
- Provides on-going SARS protocol trainings to all Tucson-area Emergency Departments.
- In collaboration with program Director or Supervisor, interviews potential candidates for contract positions.
- Maintains complete minutes of scheduled SANE meetings.
- Participates in internal agency and external community trainings.
- Manages maintenance, ordering and stocking of clinical equipment and supplies for exam sites and the mobile bags.
- In collaboration with the program Director or Supervisor, maintains confidential SARS patient files and SARS patient photo-documentation records.
- Coordinates SANE/SAFE MFE chart reviews and conducts audits within scheduled rotation to ensure quality compliance.
- Participates in collaborative efforts with other agencies during monthly Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings and with SARS partners through one-on-one meetings.
- Works collaboratively with law enforcement, Attorney General’s Office, Pima County Attorney’s office and local victims’ services providers.
- Participates in staffing, case conferences, case review, chart review, and other meetings, as appropriate.
- Promotes maintenance of survivor records in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
- Follows all SANE/SAFE and SARS policies and procedures.
- Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.
Skills / Requirements
- Master’s degree in public or health administration, Nursing, or Forensic Sciences AND two (2) plus years’ experience coordinating or supervising the work of others in public health, nursing or forensic sciences. .
- Bachelors degree in public or health administration, Nursing, or Forensic Sciences AND three (3) plus years related experience coordinating or supervising the work of others in public health, nursing or forensic sciences.
- Crisis intervention (direct service) experience preferred in the sexual violence field.
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), and
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); and
- Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred but not required.
- Licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health or the Arizona Board of Nursing
- Encouraged to attend educational programs pertaining to sexual assault provided by other agencies and institutions.
- Will complete 15 hours of self-study or Continuing Education Unites pertaining to sexual assault or related issues during a 15-month period.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.
- Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card.
- Valid Arizona Driver’s license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle. Driver’s license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
- Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.
- Must be able to provide own transportation to and from hospitals, meetings, and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
- Ability to effectively communicate in the English and Spanish languages or effectively communicate in the English language if not bilingual.
- Ability to read, comprehend and interpret complex information in the English and Spanish languages or effectively read, comprehend and interpret complex information in the English language if not bilingual.
- Demonstrates clinical competency in accordance with standards for the position.
- Extensive clinical knowledge of behavioral health disorders, across all populations (persons with serious mental illness and chronic substance abusers), a plus.
- Extensive experience in the areas of supervision and management.
- Extensive knowledge of managed care systems and AHCCCS/Title XIX medical necessity criteria preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to interact and provide effective leadership in collaboration with other behavioral health professionals.
- Extensive knowledge in quality management, utilization review, and its relationship to the delivery of behavioral health services.
- Extensive knowledge of community resources.
- Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
- Advanced knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).