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RN SANE Program

Company: Edward-Elmhurst Health
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Edward-Elmhurst is a 736-bed system that includes three hospitals - Edward Hospital in Naperville, Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (on the Edward campus), and an extensive ambulatory care network that provides comprehensive healthcare to residents of the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.

For the third year in a row, Edward-Elmhurst Health has been named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems by Fortune/IBM Watson Health. For the second year in a row, Fortune/IBM Watson Health has named Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.

Elmhurst Hospital was ranked No. 1 and Edward Hospital was ranked No. 7 in the Large Community Hospitals category. Edward and Elmhurst are two of only five Illinois hospitals to make the 100 Top Hospitals list. Edward was previously recognized in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2020. This is the second time Elmhurst Hospital has been honored (2020).

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position is required to provide high quality, cost-effective care to patients with the complaint of sexual assault. Completing a medical-forensic exam and evidence collection when appropriate in accordance with Illinois and hospital guidelines and policies.

Details: This position is located at Elmhurst Hospital and will work on a registry basis with varied hours.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of assigned patient population. This includes knowledge of the physical and psychological needs of the patients as well as the ability to respond appropriately to those needs.

2. Provides direct patient care to patients of sexual assault in the hospital setting.

3. Conducts physical assessment and forensic exam of sexual assault patients.

4. Obtains evidence via Illinois State Police Evidence Collection Kit with required consents when appropriate.

5. Provides patient with an opportunity to have forensic photos taken in accordance with Forensic Photography guidelines.

6. Identifies and facilitates care for injuries requiring medical treatment.

7. Collects and maintains chain of custody of evidence and necessary records.

8. Documents assessment, evidence collection and intervention.

9. Provides access to crisis intervention for patient.

10. Conducts care of patient with attention to right to privacy and confidentiality.
11. Coordinates with law enforcement and advocacy groups when applicable.

12. Provides patient education regarding exam, procedures, treatment, STD prevention, pregnancy prevention and follow-up care.

13. Participates in education of sexual assault nurse examiners, law enforcement, health care providers and the community as necessary.

14. Provides legal testimony on SANE cases when subpoenaed or requested by legal representation.

15. Pursues professional growth and development as a member of the SANE program on a continuous basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

1. Education, Experience and/or Skills Required:
Completed International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) accredited SANE A course adults with required State of Illinois clinical component

2. Education, Experience and/or Skills Preferred:
Baccalaureate Degree or higher in Nursing
Previous experience in Emergency Medicine or women's health
A minimum of one year of previous experience as a SANE RN
Registered Nurse in good standing with State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

3. License/Certification Required:
Current State of Illinois RN Licensure
If certification is not from State of Illinois, approval of ability to practice in Illinois must be given by the Illinois State SANE Coordinator

Benefits offered by Edward-Elmhurst Health include: (eligibility varies by FTE)

Medical, dental, and vision
401K
Tuition reimbursement
Paid time off
Fitness center membership
Free employee parking
Plus many other Employee Perks

Keywords: Edward-Elmhurst Health, Elmhurst , RN SANE Program, Healthcare , Elmhurst, Illinois

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