Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinator
(Part-time 60% position)
The Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) is a coalition of sexual assault nurse examiners, rape victim advocates, law enforcement officers, emergency room staff and prosecuting attorneys developed to provide coordinated services to adolescent/adult victims of sexual assault. The goal of JCSART is to meet the needs of assault survivors as they progress through the health care and criminal justice systems. JCSART has been serving the Johnson County community since 2000. https://jcsart.nursing.uiowa.edu/
The SART/SANE Coordinator is an RN responsible for facilitating the local SART and coordinating the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and the SANE Training program. The Coordinator provides technical assistance and training as needed to SANEs, and other allied professionals, including prosecuting attorneys, and health/medical/law enforcement professionals as well as community education presentations. The Coordinator conducts forensic sexual assault examinations.
Responsibilities related to SART:
Provide community education and training for professional and community groups. Examples include; NAMI, Pilot's Club, Emma Goldman Clinic and Planned Parenthood.
Serve as a liaison for the program with organizational members, such as law enforcement agencies, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), and health care agencies to provide diversity of perspective and advocate for the patients.
Act as a spokesperson for and represent the SANE and SART programs in the community, including service as SART/SANE representative to the Johnson County Sexual Assault Investigative Team, the University of Iowa (UI) Anti-Violence Coalition, and the UI Office of Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator.
Organize, lead, and manage/maintain regular Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team meetings with the participating agencies.
Develop grant proposals including renewal grants to Iowa Attorney General's Office, to provide ongoing funding for the program, including salary support.
Collect and maintain data regarding SART/SANE activity. This data is needed for grant reports, internal SART/SANE program training/service reports and intermittent data requests from other collaborating agencies.
Work with Johnson County law enforcement agencies and the County Attorney to provide training and consultations as needed.
Develop and manage a budget for the program within University of Iowa and the State of Iowa systems.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and national educational opportunities to maintain Coordinator's competency and currency in the field.
Responsibilities related to SANE:
Recruit, provide training for, and supervise volunteer sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs).
Provide community education and training for professional groups. For example; Emergency room staff, OB-GYN staff, and community health care centers.
Create monthly schedule of SANEs to provide 24/7 on-call coverage for forensic medical exams.
Provide sexual assault exams during working hours and at times when no other sexual assault examiners are available, including working
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