ONE PLACE Family justice center

530 S. Lawrence Street | Montgomery, AL  36104
Phone 334.262.7378

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Job Announcement: SANE/SART Program Coordinator

4 Aug 2022 12:02 PM | Anonymous

SANE/SART Program Coordinator

Job Description

Position Title:

SANE/SART Program Coordinator

Reports To:

Executive Director


Full-time; Exempt

The closing date for us accepting resumes for this job is August 19th.



Monday — Friday; 8:00 am — 5:00 pm; may require working outside regular business hours; nights, weekends and holidays

Work Site:

One Place Family Justice Center 530 S. Lawrence Street Montgomery, AL


The One Place Family Justice Center Standing SANE/SART Program Coordinator plans, directs and implements the systematic and coordinated delivery of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program known as Standing Together Against Rape (STAR); to include a medical-forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation, and referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow up, support and participation in legal proceedings. Provides and coordinates nursing care within the scope of services of the department; consistent with established professional, regulatory and governmental standards and guidelines.


The SANE/SART Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the sexual assault program in accordance with state protocol, the SANE examiners, including public relations and involvement with local law enforcement and prosecutors. The position shares responsibility for the quality of patient care provided. The Program Coordinator provides planning, organization, staffing, training/training coordination, direction and coordination of the scope of services originating from the STAR program at One Place Family Justice Center. The SANE/SART Program Coordinator will wonk in cooperation and under the supervision of One Place Executive Director and/or Project Coordinator.

Responsibilities (Performs/completes and/or causes to be performed/completed)

Completes all sexual assault forensic examinations as needed.
  • Performs emergent medical triage of the presenting patient(s).
  • Performs and documents sexual assault medical forensic interviews/exams accurately and
  • Establishes annual competency and quality assurance goals.
  • Prepares a monthly call schedule to provide 24/7, 365-day coverage assists personnel in preparing for courtroom proceedings.

Perform a complete medical forensic evaluation to include:
  • Head to toe medical assessment for trauma, detailed genital/anal examination·       
  • Forensic specimen collection and supportive documentation
  • Photo documentation of bodily and genital-anal injuries with competent documentation
  • Assess for mandatory reporting status and report when appropriate
  • Maintain chain of custody and adhere to evidence guidelines
  • Ensure patient/medical record confidentiality (HIPPA)
  • Maintain professional standards that don’t create conflict of interests with employment or patient care   

Administer prophylactic medications and emergency contraception and coordinate referrals for appropriate follow-up care as needed:

  • Testify as fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as a SANE.
  • Maintains all required client demographics, services provided, etc. in accordance with grant funding agency and/or One Place requirements.
  • Performs concurrent and retrospective chart reviews of SANE patients for SANE compliance and quality of documentation.
  • Provides supervision, leadership and direction to system-wide (seven to ten county Region in Central Alabama; based in Montgomery, Alabama) SANE colleagues to ensure 24-hour, 365day coverage and accountability.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination and evaluation of educational activities related to the SANE program. Develops and facilitates annual competencies for SANE RNs.
  • Serves as a role model in patient care areas and provides a high level of clinical expertise specifically regarding victims of sexual assault.
  • Develops (in coordination with the One Place Family Justice Center Executive Director and Project Coordinator) and maintains appropriate departmental polices related to the SANE program.
  • Collects statistics related to SANE patients and conducts regular chart audits as required by state regulations, funding agencies and other regulatory agencies.
  • Receives and coordinates subpoenas directed to the SANE team. Testifies in court as an expert and assists other SANE RNs in preparing for court testimony.
  • Works collaboratively with all law enforcement.
  • Works directly with crime and trauma assistance programs; i.e. Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Program for those patients in need of financial assistance resulting from the victimization.
  • Works collaboratively with the One Place Executive Director and/or designee to achieve grant goals and objectives.
  • Participates in long range planning, goal setting, program development and evaluation for the SANE program.
  • Serves as a 24-hour on-call resource to SANE program colleagues.
  • Prepares and maintains SANE RN schedules to assure proper coverage for all STAR clients.
  • Develops, recommends and implements goals and policies for the resource management of the SANE Program. Recommend needs for effective program operations including, but not limited to, needs for equipment, capital expenses, physical facilities and supplies.  
  • Establishes and maintains strong, positive relationships with patients, families, colleagues, medical staff, public/community and other professionals.
  • Fosters an environment that ensures the department has the information necessary to function optimally.
  • Serves as the Chair/Coordinator of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for the counties served by the One Place STAR Program.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements and/or conducts regularly scheduled SART meetings throughout the counties served by the One Place STAR Program.
  • Completes public speaking engagements and participates in community events as needed.
  • Meets population specific and all other competencies according to One Place requirements.
  • Promotes a culture of safety by adhering to policy, procedures and plans that are in place to prevent workplace injury, violence or adverse outcome to associates and patients.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements and/or conducts regular training for SANE colleagues, advocates, counselors, volunteers and/or interns.

Works collaboratively with other One Place partner agencies.

  • Relationship-based Care: Creates a caring and healing environment that keeps the patient and family at the center of care throughout their experience with the STAR Program following the principles of the multiagency care delivery system.
  • Responsible for participating in interviewing, hiring, orienting, counseling, training and evaluating all SANE program colleagues.
  • Organizes course curriculum to hire and continuously grow a renowned sexual assault curriculum for One Place Family Justice Center.
  • Acts as an advocate for patients; promotes patient satisfaction by properly addressing patient needs and showing respect, courtesy and caring at every point of patient contact.
  • Establishes and maintains staffing at appropriate levels to ensure timely patient care while maximizing productivity of staff under the direction of the Executive Director and/or designee
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all federal, state, licensing and regulatory requirements and practices.
  • Develops, implements and maintains standards, systems and processes to ensure excellence of assigned areas which supports the mission, goals and objectives of One Place.
  • Evaluates and selects equipment and supplies, and make sure SANE Room is properly equipped with supplies in an organized manner.
  • Participate in community awareness and outreach projects as needed and directed by the Executive Director and/or designee.
  • Ensures positive and compassionate communications with stakeholders, staff, One Place community, vendors and all other collaborators concerned with the delivery of public health nursing care by designing communication goals and objectives for staff.
  • Works within the community to educate on SANE program, human trafficking, and sexual assault prevention and reporting.
  • Works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to recommend, develop and implement methods/procedures for coordination of services with related patient care activities. 1.jpg Plans, develops and manages department strategies and operational budgets to ensure provision of services consistent with desired objectives delivered responsibly.
  • Develops and supervises staff through provision of timely feedback and use of appropriate Human Resource policies and tools to ensure maintenance of desired performance and quality standards.
  • Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives Participates in a variety of educational programs to maintain current skills and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Executive Director and/or designee Provide timely, expert and compassionate collection of forensic samples in sexual assault cases and perpetrator examinations. 
  • Ensures proper care of all STAR Program’s devices and other equipment.
  • Provides clear, concise and accurate written documentation on all patient services provided including injury identification and documentation.
  • Provide expert witness testimony in sexual assault prosecutions, preparing and interpreting reports for the criminal justice system when necessary.
  • Participates in professional organizations and continuing education in the field of forensic medicine to remain current on forensic standards.
  • Submits all required reporting materials to the Executive Director and/or designee as required, requested, etc.


  • Current State of Alabama RN license.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (Master's preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • 5 years Emergency Department experience preferred or equivalent experience
  • Current and valid State of Alabama Driver's License and required automobile insurance
  • Ability to travel throughout the project service area utilizing personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Must meet requirements for background investigation (including criminal history) Current professional liability insurance.
  • Must meet requirements for immunizations and drug screen Five (5) years of experience as an RN.
  • Ability to participate in the on call monthly schedule and submit a minimum of 96 hours per month of call (including 24 hours minimum for weekend call).

Maintenance of SANE credentials:

  • Actively engaged in conducting SANE exams in Alabama with no lapse in service greater than six months, maintain clinical education hours relevant to sexual assault, forensics, or pediatric subspecialty (minimum required hours per calendar year).
  • Membership in professional organizations, such as the International Association of Forensic Nurses and American College of Forensic Examiners strongly recommended.
  • Strongly recommend SANE-Adult/SANE-Pediatric certification after 12 months of hire.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 court proceedings per calendar year deemed "significant for observation."

Additional requirements

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities related to leadership, teaching, group dynamics problem solving, research, program coordination, and staff development; to collect and analyze statistics; to collect evidence from a victim while maintaining chain of custody without compromising care; to care for any sexual assault patient
  • Knowledge of current educational concepts and forensic practices; related to assessing learning needs of staff and community; to development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs for team members and the public as needed; to function as an emergency department nurse; to testify as an expert in court; of departmental and policies, procedure and practice guidelines.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures for maintain and releasing SANE Records.
  • Ability to make decisions and act independently; to communicate effectively and positively; to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy; to plan, organize and coordinate multi-disciplinary efforts, and ability to promote a positive professional image for organization.
  • Service Excellence: All team members of One Place will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.

  • Following employment/termination with One Place as a SANE, it will remain an obligation of the individual to respond and coordinate with attorneys prior to and during the court process.


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