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Since 1972, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been committed to bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. What we do and how we do it has changed dramatically over the years—and it will continue to evolve—but there is one thing that has never changed: the extraordinary dedication of Crisis Center volunteers, donors, and staff.


Sexual Assault Services Nurse Examiner- Tampa

Department: Sexual Assault Services
Location: Tampa, FL

Position Summary

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems. The part-time On-Call SAS Nurse Examiner is responsible for conducting sexual assault medical forensic exams on both male and female victims, ages 13 and older within 120 hours of the sexual assault. Opportunity may be available for training and certification for exams for victims 12 and under. This position reports to the Manager of Nursing and in his or her absence the Director of Sexual Assault Services.

Strategic/Transformational Duties and Responsibilities

  • The nurse examiner will use a trauma informed care approach to help and provide forensic exams to victims dealing with the trauma of sexual assault in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner.
  • Participates in the performance quality improvement (PQI) process and uses data to improve services and outcomes.

Transactional/Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

· Take on-call for sexual battery examinations as scheduled.

· Conduct sexual assault medical forensic examinations on both males and females 13 years of age and older within 120 hours of assault.

· Physical assessment and evaluation of the sexual assault survivor.

· Make referrals for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and post coital contraception.

· Make appropriate referrals for victims of trauma or associated problems.

· Serve as an expert for the criminal justice system in a sexual battery prosecution.

· Serve as consultant to other agencies as necessary.

· Process specimens for the laboratory as necessary.

· Maintain contact with Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc. for at least one (1) year after termination of employment and respond to any and all subpoenas on cases that were examined while employed as a Nurse Examiner.

  • Know and comply with the policies and procedures of the Agency, FCASV, the IAFN, the OAG and the FDLE crime lab.
  • Know basic microscope skills and identify common pathogens.
  • Take digital and colposcopy photographs for use in court.

· Perform such other duties as required by the supervisor.

Required Competencies

  • Cooperation/Teamwork - Works toward win/win solutions. Deals with conflict collaboratively. Discusses root causes underlying the problem. Develops effective working relationships.
  • Engaging Communication - Relates to people in an open, honest, sincere manner. Treats people with respect. Is friendly and approachable. Listens attentively to others. Communicates ideas clearly. Communicates appropriately with leadership and coworkers.
  • Customer Service (Internal & External) - Recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency. Treats customers courteously. Responds to customer requests in a timely manner. Elicits feedback from customers to monitor their satisfaction. Considers both short and long-term interests of the customer in making service decisions. Proactively identifies customer needs. Takes responsibility to resolve customer complaints. Takes business or personal risks to serve customers’ long-term interests. Creates strategies to help the organization serve customers more effectively.
  • Adaptability - Adapts readily to changes. Works effectively under stress. Needs minimal supervision. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Is reliable, dependable and results oriented. Maintains productivity and composure under pressure. Effectively prioritizes work and establishes clear goals and plans.
  • Problem Solving - Views problems as opportunities to create new solutions. Anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions.
  • Judgment - Gathers sufficient input before making decisions. Sees interrelatedness between issues. Considers alternative solutions. Makes appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Valuing & Fostering Diversity - Demonstrates respect for individual differences and establishing a climate where all people can be comfortable and productive through sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance of cultural, racial, mental health, and socio-economic diversity.
  • Self-Management – Takes responsibility for one’s behavior and well-being; Works effectively under stress and adapting one’s style to changing situations; Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and needs minimal supervision; Exhibits a professional demeanor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods of gynecological examinations.
  • Knowledge of the TACT software and computer competency.

· Knowledge of protocol for collecting evidence and processing specimens.

· Knowledge of the criminal justice system as pertaining to sex crimes.

· Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications.

· Ability to conduct sexual examinations using accepted methods.

· Ability to testify in a court room situation.

· Ability to always maintain an appearance of composure.

· Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience

  • Valid Florida driver’s license and insured private transportation.
  • Registered Nurse Florida Nursing License
  • At least one (1) year of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Gynecology
    • Midwifery
    • Emergency Room
    • Specialized training in assessment of the following:
    • Acute crisis situations
    • Trauma and/or medical situations
    • Gynecological examinations
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification and/or Pediatric experience is a plus.
    • All Nurse Examiners must acquire SANE Certification within one year of hire. If funding is available, the Crisis Center may provide financial assistance if needed.
    • Complete Trauma Informed Care training, Psychological First Aid, Medical Peer Reviews, and other training as deemed appropriate by the SAS Medical Director.
    • Complete Advocacy Core Training as required by FCASV or within the first six months of employment

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Physical Requirement: Employee must be at to sit, climb or balance, hear, use hands, taste/smell, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand, walk, talk, and reach with hands and arms.

Working Conditions: Duties are performed primarily in an office environment.

Travel: Occasional

Hours: All Nurse Examiners are required to cover at least six shifts per month. Services are available 365 days a year, 24-hours a day and require a rotating on-call schedule. Employees are required to be available on-call during holidays, evenings, and/or weekends; and during hurricanes and other times of disasters/critical incidents.

This job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

CCTB is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for our applicants and employees. It is our policy to apply recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and professional development practices without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or certain classifications based on genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

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