Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
For more than 100 years, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has honored our mission: to improve, maintain, and preserve the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health and medical care services. We have literally been at the heart of better health for Greater Nashua. Our main downtown campus, a familiar landmark for generations, has grown along with the Gate City. Today, The Medical Center and our affiliated doctors and services extend across much of southern New Hampshire. Along with our growth has been the opportunity for many to build and enhance their careers within our organization. We encourage the professional and personal development of our employees and are proud of the workplace culture we have developed.
As a member of the Emergency Services Team, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) manages the medical, legal, and psychosocial needs of sexual assault victims. She/He participates in professional activities and adheres to documentation, equipment readiness, and on-call guidelines.
Current NH licensure as a Registered Nurse
Three years nursing experience
Ability to plan and organize work autonomously
Trained in an approved SANE training program in NH within the past 5 years. SANE-A certification preferred (passed the IAFN adult SANE written exam) within 3 years of taking the course.
Ability to achieve the following competencies: o Three supervised competent pelvic exams
o Presentation of the three completed cases at SANE staff meeting for review by physician coordinator
o Approval by the physician coordinator to perform exams independently
Ongoing Competency Requirements:
A SANE who has been approved to work independently shall demonstrate his/her competency by annually attending 50% or more of the monthly SANE meetings, 50% of the NH state SANE meetings, and completion of eight hours of SANE- related contact hours over a 2 year period. Performs three cases in two years or does a complete MOCK exam administered by the State of NH SANE program.
The document (State of New Hampshire/Office of the Attorney General/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Certification Rules/Currency of Practice Regulations) details the Certification process and Guidelines for 'Currency of Practice 'certification by the State of NH. All trained SANEs are encouraged and supported to take the International Association of Nurses (IAFN) adolescent/adult SANE certification written examination.
However, certification by this examination is not required for a trained SANE to work in the program at SNHMC
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.