Careers at SACASA
Helping survivors of sexual assault is a very rewarding career.
- Paid Positions (see below)
- Volunteer & Intern Positions
Current Open Paid Positions
- Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner -- Contract Position (Click on the link to be taken to the job description and to be able to apply within the CODAC Web site)
What is a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner?
A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) is an eligible medical professional who has completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. At SACASA, we provide forensic exams for survivors ages 14+.
Generally, there are five goals of an examination by a SAFE. These include (a) documentation and care of injuries, (b) collection of medical-legal evidence, (c) evaluation of risk and prophylactic treatment of sexually transmitted infections, (d) evaluation of risk and emergency pregnancy interception, and (e) crisis intervention. Critical, however, is that the SAFE help restore dignity to the survivor by providing compassionate and comprehensive care.
To become a SAFE, you must be an RN, NP, DNP or MD, preferably with two or more years experience in areas of practice that require advanced physical assessment skills, such as emergency, critical care and/or maternal child health.
Additionally, a 41-hour didactic training for adults (or 43-hour didactic training for Pediatric patients) followed by a preceptorship consisting of observation of three exams and observed performance of three exams is required. Grant funding may be available to pay for the cost of this training; preceptorship is offered at no cost to you.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform comprehensive sexual assault examination utilizing Colposcope, camera and other equipment as appropriate.
- Document assessment of all injuries utilizing appropriate forms, in paper and electronic formats.
- Develop Plan of Care reflective of current body of knowledge relating to sexual assault and strangulation.
- Work closely with Emergency Department staff to recommend medications as appropriate to exam findings.
- Complete sexual assault evidence collection, provide discharge and follow-up care instructions and maintain chain of custody per ethical and/or legal statutes.
- Participate in on-going legal process and court appearances as required by state statutes.
- Conduct Peer Reviews on examinations when assigned.
- Attend scheduled team meetings for information-sharing, training and quality improvement.
- Offer a minimum of 48 hours of on-call time per month.
- Maintain confidentiality of the activities of the SACASA program unless required to by operation of law.
Education/License: Arizona Licensed RN, NP, DNP or MD.
- Minimum of one year relevant work experience.
- Preferred two years of clinical experience in any of the following areas:
- Emergency Department
- Intensive Care
- Maternal Child Medicine
- Forensic Nursing
- Preferred Domestic Violence training.
Must also have:
- Reliable transportation
- A valid Arizona Driver's License
- Current Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance
- TB screening and vaccinations
- Other documentation upon request