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PEDIATRIC SANE/SAFE COORDINATORS (RN or NP)
Natividad currently has a full-time Pediatric SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) / SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) Coordinator position - a Nurse Practitioner II or a Staff Nurse II - in the Sally P. Archer and Bates Eldredge Child Advocacy Centers. The incumbent will provide primary health care services such as conducting complete physical examinations, diagnosing and managing the care of pediatric and adolescent suspected victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or neglect.
Examples of Duties
Assesses the health of pediatric and adolescent suspected victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or neglect to determine their physical, emotional and social status by taking a complete medical history, doing a forensic physical examination, initiating screening and diagnostic procedures etc.; evaluates results of clinical findings and laboratory tests; reports any abnormalities to a physician
Identifies and manages in collaboration with a physician, common illnesses and/or other health problems related to sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect and other pediatric problems or illnesses that require immediate medical attention to the appropriate practicing physician; assumes on-going responsibility for follow-ups
Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals regarding health problems and illnesses following established protocol relative to diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents
Counsels parents or other family members regarding child physical and sexual abuse and maltreatment
Coordinates and facilitates referrals to other health or social agencies
Maintains accurate records of assessments, follow-ups and evaluations
May supervise the work of subordinate health workers and participate in professional and administrative meetings and training and outreach
Works in conjunction with Natividad Child Abuse Center multidisciplinary team, law enforcement, social services, behavioral health, victim's assistance, rape crisis team and the district attorney's office
Coordinates Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) meetings with Child Abuse Center Team
Participates in Quarterly Child Abuse Prevention Council Meetings
Participates in District Attorney Case Review
Participates in "peer review" with Child Abuse Center Medical Director
Maintains clinical data in accordance with the National Children's Alliance
The ideal candidate will possess a valid CA RN license, current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, 2 years of recent SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) experience and thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, including principles of pediatric forensics. The NP position requires valid certification as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the BRN in the State of California.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.