Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) - Per Diem

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL
Posted 1 month ago
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The SANE cares for sexual assault Adult/Adolescent survivors while independently performing the medical forensic exams, head to toe nursing assessments, detailed anogenital examination, forensic specimen collection with supportive documentation, and forensic photographic documentation. The SANE must provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to patients presenting to the Emergency Department or hospitalized on an inpatient unit. They will work closely with Emergency Room Physicians, survivor advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice officials and civil attorneys.

This is a per diem position with expectation for commitment to be on call for 24 hours a month and must be able to respond within an hour of being called.


Essential Functions

  1. Performs duties of SANE with knowledge of forensic collection, STIs, medication and vicarious trauma towards the survivor.

  2. Attends SANE meetings for peer/chart review and information dissemination to ensure compliance and standards according to the Professional Forensic Scopes and Standard Practices, SASETA, and the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

  3. Works collaboratively with the Swedish Hospital Emergency Department, Violence Prevention Program, Illinois State and Chicago Police Departments, Resilience, and the Illinois SANE Coordinator.

  4. Attends courtroom proceedings related to Swedish Hospital sexual assault cases.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
  • Successful completion and certification of AA SANE training through the Office of the Illinois Attorney General or certification is approved by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General SANE Coordinator.
  • Prior experience in forensic nursing preferred.
  • Pass computer literacy for Epic or attend training after hire.


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
  • Certificate to practice as an AA SANE in the State of Illinois.
  • Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association.




  • Primary body position: Sitting = 10%, Standing/Walking = 90%.
  • Lifting requirements up to 30lbs occasionally or frequently
  • Exposure to noise, stress and many interruptions
  • Potential for exposure to chemicals, blood and bodily fluids
  • Potential exposure to airborne diseases. The same as for any individual working in a hospital environment that is dependent on a ceiling ventilation system for in flow and out flow of air.
  • Risk of injury by violent patient


Computer system access for the Nursing Division is assigned based on criteria and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator (for Nursing Division this is Nursing Informatics) or the department that has ownership of system/module. See computer system Access Control policy. SANE will have access to confidential SANE charting per EPIC.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified


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