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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner


Position Title: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Reports To: SANE Program Coordinator and/or Executive Director(s) of Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County (CAC), Children’s Safety Center of Washington County (CSC), and NWA Center for Sexual Assault

Position Description: The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will provide timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim (pediatric, adolescent and adult). This will include a forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, as well as support and participation in legal proceedings. The SANE is expected to follow protocols established by the Medical Director(s) and/or management of the NWA Forensic Nurse Team. Services will be provided in partnership with Mercy Health System for the Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault, Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County and The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County at each of their respective locations and in the hospital setting.

Hours/Pay: Rotating 24/7 on-call basis, including holidays. Shifts are 6a-6p & 6p-6a, with a minimum of 6 completed shifts per month. Coverage is provided for clients across the lifespan. SANEs are contract-based providers who are paid a flat rate per exam which covers the initial exam, as well as follow-up exams and legal proceedings related to that exam as necessary.


· Registered Nurse

· Licensed to work in the state of Arkansas

· CPR Certified

· Willing to receive additional training to become a SANE

o Becoming a SANE requires taking didactic course work, as well as completing an in-person preceptorship. Nurses working for NWA Forensic Nurse Team will be required to be trained for pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. This can be done by taking 2 separate 40-hour courses - Pediatric/Adolescent SANE and Adult/Adolescent SANE or by taking a 64+ hour combined Pediatric/Adolescent/Adult SANE course. The didactic courses will then be followed by a preceptorship which is provided by the NWA Forensic Nurse Team before a nurse can practice on their own

To find out more information regarding our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, please send an email to our Executive Director, Brandon Pettit, at To apply, see below: 

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I do hereby authorize Mercy Hospital and the Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis Center to verify any representations made by me, whether oral or written, concerning my application for the position of SANE. I understand that the Regional SANE Coordinator may contact individuals or organizations other than those I have provided as references or other information, which it feels may be pertinent to my application for this position. I also authorize the Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis Center and Mercy Hospital to run a criminal background check on me.


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