Child Protection Team RN


Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Child Protection Team
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 792525
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: The Phoenix Children’s Child Protection Team is looking for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) RN with 3 or more years of nursing experience. The SANE RN works under the general supervision of the Associate Clinical Director and Medical Director to conduct medical forensic exams. Typical exams may include evaluation for evidence collection, performing a medical history and documentation of account of the suspected assault/abuse. The position will mostly support night and weekend coverage. The department after hours coverage is from 4pm-12am Mon-Fri & 8am-12am Sat & Sun. Position is Full Time Exempt, and RN will work on a “shift model”. Willing to consider 2 part time positions.

The Child Protection Team RN works in collaboration with the healthcare team, patient, and family to promote patient health through delivery of professional nursing care appropriate to patient’s age and condition as documented in the nursing and medical plans of care in accordance with evidence-based nursing and patient care practice standards and hospital goals, values and regulatory standards. The Child Protection Team RN works under the general supervision of the Lead Child Protection Team RN and Medical Director to conduct a medical forensic exam to include evaluation for evidence collection, performing a medical history and account of the assault/abuse. Provides professional and compassionate forensic evidence collection. Ensures evidence is collected according to the highest professional standard. Collects and preserves all evidence, collects relevant specimens, and documents findings.

Position Duties

  1. Completes nursing assessment of patient conditions consistent with age and condition, including physical, psychological, social, developmental, and educational factors, to determine initial level of compliance with treatment plan per policy and unit guidelines. Performs ongoing patient and family assessments and identifies variations from diagnoses.
  2. Continually evaluates patient responses to care, teaching, and discharge plans. Documents patient progress in appropriate charts and shares observations and assessment outcomes with healthcare team and families to ensure timely communication and understanding of patient health status, progress, and ongoing needs.
  3. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing required activities within established parameters to ensure compliance with all applicable medication, storage and documentation standards, regulations, and requirements.
  4. Provides orientation to the unit, hospital systems, and processes to patients and family members to ensure familiarity with unit’s policies and requirements.
  5. Supervises patient care activities of assigned team members and delegates activities appropriate to knowledge, skill, and competency. Provides timely feedback and review of care delivery to ensure maintenance of patient safety, infection control procedures, therapeutic environment, and team members’ performance level, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.
  6. Works collaboratively with patient care team and family members to establish and implement plan of care to ensure coordination of activities and ongoing communication of patient health status. Participates in patient care rounds and patient care conferences as appropriate.
  7. Attends MDT Case Review meetings. Assists law enforcement agencies with required paperwork related to medical evaluations as appropriate. Assesses barriers that prevent children from accessing medical evaluations and working with partner agencies to address them.
  8. Strict adherence and assistance with developing protocol and maintain standards. Works with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that guidelines being used to determine which children should be referred for a medical evaluation are up to date and consistent with best practices. Builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with medical partners and local hospitals as appropriate. Works with the MDT Enhancement Program to screen intakes and determined children meet the criteria for a medical evaluation. Contacts appropriate partner agencies to discuss the need for a medical evaluation.
  9. Attends and participates in MDT case reviews and in peer review process and present three of own Forensic Medical Exam cases every year. Participates in quarterly 1:1 Forensic Nurse Examiner “update” meetings with Medical Director.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two year (ADN) degree in nursing, a four year degree (BSN) in nursing, or a Diploma Nursing degree.
2. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or currently enrolled in an RN to BSN program.
3. Completion of an accredited SANE RN Peds/ Adult training course.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 or more years of nursing experience working with children in an acute pediatric setting, or equivalent/applicable experience.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN license or an RN license from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona law prior to start date.
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
3. Completion of the Certification for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) within three years of hire or transfer into the position.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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