Sane Nurse Resume Samples

A SANE Nurse, or Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, is a Registered Nurse (RN) who specializes in providing comprehensive, compassionate, and specialized care to victims of sexual assault and abuse. The main duties often mentioned on a professional Sane Nurse Resume include – providing medical assessments and care, collecting evidence; providing emotional support and referrals to victims; informing victims of their rights, options, and resources; and providing forensic testimony. The SANE Nurse is also responsible for following protocols and guidelines to ensure that evidence is collected and preserved properly. Additionally, they provide assistance and support to law enforcement and other agencies during the investigation of sexual assault cases.

Hiring companies prefer applicants demonstrating the following skillset – excellent clinical, communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills, knowledgeable about the legal systems, crime scene investigations, and the psychological and physical effects of sexual abuse. Sane Nurses are typically registered nurses possessing training and education in the assessment and treatment of sexual assault victims. A bachelor’s degree in nursing and a certification in SANE is commonplace among job applicants.

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Sane Nurse Resume

Summary : As a Clinical Nurse, provided timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the adult sexual-assault patient. Included a medical forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation, and referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, support in and participation in legal proceedings.

Skills : Communication and Interpersonal Skills.

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Description :

  1. Provided timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim.
  2. Performed on-call as requested, on-site consultations with patients and/or staff to determine current health status of the patients.
  3. Provided medical crisis intervention/counseling.
  4. Provided medical-forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and conducts photographic documentation.
  5. Offered appropriate referrals for medical and psychological follow-up, support and participation in legal proceedings.
  6. Maintained active SANE RN status through on-going SANE professional development opportunities.
  7. Participated in regular SANE staff meetings and trainings.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    7-10 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Management
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Bachelor's In Nursing


                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Objective : As a Sane Nurse, collected and preserved all evidence, collects relevant specimens, and documents findings. Provided direct nursing care of injuries and prophylactic medications. Refered to appropriate personnel/facility for further treatment as necessary. Communicated with survivors and their families regarding evidence collection, treatment recommendations and reporting to law enforcement in a manner that promotes informed decisions. Provided expert testimony when needed in court trials.

                                                                    Skills : Organizational And Time, Management Skills.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Collaborated with physicians, and other care givers, and diagnostic and therapeutic services to provide input in care of patients and monitor patient's progress.
                                                                    2. Collaborated with the SANE Coordinator for the Illinois Attorney General and maintains collegial relationship with other SANE coordinators throughout the state.
                                                                    3. Considered cost containment and efficiency related to the program.
                                                                    4. Developed and maintained appropriate departmental polices related to the SANE program.
                                                                    5. Educated patients and their families to meet their health needs and aid in recovery process.
                                                                    6. Enhanced professional growth and development by participating in and utilizing current evidence-based information and keeping abreast of current trends in Forensic and SANE nursing practice.
                                                                    7. Functioned as a role model in patient care, provided a high level of clinical expertise by selecting and preparing nurses for the SANE role.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    2-5 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Executive
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Bachelor's In Nursing


                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Objective : As a Sane Nurse, Provided, specialized care, examination, and treatment to sexual assault survivors. Openly collaborated across professions within and beyond MH to meet individualized patient needs. Engaged in continuing education to stay up to date on current legislation and evidence-based practice.

                                                                    Skills : Attention To Detail And Accuracy, Empathy And Compassion.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Led monthly peer review of SANE cases, audits all sexual assault documentation, communicates issues with other practicing SANE(s) and ED leadership.
                                                                    2. Maintained documentation standards with accurate, timely and completed recording and reporting; reviewed all sexual assault charting to ensure staff compliance with SASETA.
                                                                    3. Maintained knowledge of current clinical concepts and practices.
                                                                    4. Maintained supplies and equipment as needed to conduct medical-forensic examinations.
                                                                    5. Maintained up-to-date knowledge required by attending in-services, department meetings, hospital meetings and seminars as well as reading professional journals.
                                                                    6. Developed and conducted in-services for employees.
                                                                    7. Participated in long range planning, goal setting, program development and evaluation for the SANE program.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    2-5 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Executive
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Bachelor's In Nursing

                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Headline : As a Sane Nurse, provided timely non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim. Provided evidence collection from suspects as requested by law enforcement, upon consent by suspect or search warrant if applicable. Followed protocols established for the SANE program.

                                                                    Skills : Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Skills.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Participated in programs to promote recruitment, retention and development of SANE program.
                                                                    2. Performed assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices, reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
                                                                    3. Provided a learning atmosphere by sharing knowledge with coworkers; participated in orientation of new staff by providing content relevant to caring for sexually assaulted patients.
                                                                    4. Provided data as indicated to assure accurate record management and quality assurance process.
                                                                    5. Coordinated with recruitment and orientation to the SANE program.
                                                                    6. Coordinated and evaluated of educational activities related to the SANE program.
                                                                    7. Functioned as a teaching and collaborative role.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    5-7 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Executive
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Bachelor's In Nursing

                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Summary : As a Sane Nurse, performed duties of SANE with knowledge of forensic collection, STIs, medication and vicarious trauma towards the survivor. Attended SANE meetings for peer/chart review and information dissemination to ensure compliance and standards according to the Professional Forensic Scopes and Standard Practices, SASETA.

                                                                    Skills : Patience And Resilience, Physical Stamina And Endurance.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Supported and involved in continuous quality improvement efforts designed to improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and improve the utilization of the hospital's human, capital and physical resources.
                                                                    2. Testified in court as an expert and/or fact witness and assists other SANEs in preparing for court testimony.
                                                                    3. Worked requires analytical ability necessary to assess physical, psychological and social needs of all ages to develop individualized care plans and evaluate responses to medical and nursing interventions.
                                                                    4. Worked collaboratively with State's Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement, Attorney General's Office and local victims’ services.
                                                                    5. Worked within the community to educate on SANE program and violence prevention.
                                                                    6. Completed all annual safety training and meets all employee health standards for immunizations.
                                                                    7. Performed a complete forensic exam of the sexual assault patient.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    7-10 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Management
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Bachelor's In Nursing

                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Headline : As a Sane Nurse, independently performed the medical forensic exams, head to toe nursing assessments, detailed anogenital examination, forensic specimen collection with supportive documentation, and forensic photographic documentation. Provided timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to patients presenting to the Emergency Department or hospitalized on an inpatient unit. Worked closely with Emergency Room Physicians, survivor advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice officials and civil attorneys.

                                                                    Skills : Medical-surgical, Pediatrics.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Appropriately used equipment, including cameras and colposcope in the documentation of injury and collection of evidence.
                                                                    2. Made appropriate community referrals for the sexual assault patient.
                                                                    3. Identified emergency medical conditions and make appropriate referrals.
                                                                    4. Communicated with the Emergency Department staff when transferring patients for evaluation and treatment.
                                                                    5. Facilitated communication between Emergency Department staff, patient, victim advocates and law enforcement agency when patient is transferred to the Emergency Department.
                                                                    6. Performed Quality Assurance functions to include: maintenance of chain of evidence, appropriateness of documentation, appropriateness of referrals, preparing and interpreting reports as needed.
                                                                    7. Provided court testimony as needed.

                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    5-7 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Executive
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Degree In Nursing

                                                                    Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                    Summary : As a Sane Nurse, Formulated and implemented discharge plan in coordination with the multidisciplinary agencies and provides appropriate referral resources. Demonstrated sound clinical professional judgment and maintains a high standard of personal credibility and accountability. Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to change.

                                                                    Skills : Critical care, Completion of a state-approved nursing program.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                    1. Utilized respectful, trauma-informed language in all aspects of the job.
                                                                    2. Collaborated with treatment team to support techniques that are client-first and include trust and respect.
                                                                    3. Maintained a trauma-informed care environment that respects self-determination and the need for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect.
                                                                    4. Promoted and supported Trauma Informed Care implementation and initiatives within the organization.
                                                                    5. Performed special projects as needed or directed.
                                                                    6. Took a medical history and account of the assault from the patient. 
                                                                    7. Assessed the patient’s condition and performs physical examination.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  7-10 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Management
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Degree In Nursing

                                                                                  Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                                  Summary : As a Sane Nurse, Collaborated with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Utilized knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Contributed to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.

                                                                                  Skills : Registered Nurse (RN) license, Nursing.

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                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                  1. Collected and preserved all evidence, collected relevant specimens, and documented findings.
                                                                                  2. Provided direct nursing care of injuries and prophylactic medications. 
                                                                                  3. Referred to appropriate personnel/facility for further treatment as necessary.
                                                                                  4. Communicated with survivors and their families regarding evidence collection, treatment recommendations and reporting to law enforcement in a manner that promotes informed decisions. 
                                                                                  5. Provided expert testimony when needed in court trials.
                                                                                  6. Worked with OSHA safety and health standards relevant to the position and job duties.
                                                                                  7. Provided timely medical forensic examination of the person who has experienced sexual violence with authorization of a law enforcement agency and adult or child protective services or upon patient request for sexual assault patients.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  7-10 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Management
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Degree In Nursing

                                                                                  Sane Nurse Resume

                                                                                  Headline : As a Sane Nurse, provided timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault survivor. Examined a medical-forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation and referrals for appropriate medical care and psychological followed-up, supported and participated in legal proceeding, and representation of Riverside at Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings.

                                                                                  Skills : Critical Thinking, Patient Care.

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                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                  1. Met project timelines and deadlines.
                                                                                  2. Performed adequate physical assessment of patients.
                                                                                  3. Worked effectively with patients, healthcare team and members of the Sexual Assault Response Team.
                                                                                  4. Acted as a 24-hour on-call resource to program participants.
                                                                                  5. Acted autonomously following the professional standards as outlined by the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA), the Illinois Nurse Practice Act, and unit-specific protocols appropriate to those we serve.
                                                                                  6. Audited and maintained policies and procedures regarding care of sexually assaulted patients to facilitate hospital designation as a Sexual Assault Treatment Center.
                                                                                  7. Catalyzed and facilitated change to enhance professionalism, efficiency, competency and cost containment within the SANE program.
                                                                                                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                Experience
                                                                                                                                                5-7 Years
                                                                                                                                                Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                Level
                                                                                                                                                Management
                                                                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                                                                Degree In Nursing

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                                                                                                                                                Objective : As a Sane Nurse, responded and offered medical-forensic services to patients of all ages who present to a covered facility with reports of sexual assault/violence: For patients in the adolescent age (post-pubescent) and above/adults, operated independently in the medical-forensic exam; for patients who are in the pediatric/pre-pubescent age, if pediatric sexual assault training has been complete, the SANE will operated independently, otherwise SANE will assisted a provider with the medical-forensic exam.

                                                                                                                                                Skills : Critical Care, Medical Forensic.

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                                                                                                                                                Description :

                                                                                                                                                1. Delivered nursing care according to the standards of care defined within the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Clinical Practice and Code of Nurses and the Indiana Nurse Practice Act.
                                                                                                                                                2. Performed within guidelines as set forth in the Indiana Association of Forensic Nursing Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program policies and procedures.
                                                                                                                                                3. Provided illustrated and photographic documentation of injuries of all sexual assault patients and non-fatal strangulation patients and all other forms as is deemed necessary.
                                                                                                                                                4. Provided non-judgmental evidence collection to alleged perpetrators of sexual assault utilizing a search warrant provided by law enforcement.
                                                                                                                                                5. Acquired and maintained current knowledge in nursing practice.
                                                                                                                                                6. Participated in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues.
                                                                                                                                                7. Sought experiences to maintain clinical skills
                                                                                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                                                                                            2-5 Years
                                                                                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                                                                                            Executive
                                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                                            Degree In Nursing