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HAVEN’s Mission: To eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence and to empower survivors through advocacy and social change in and around Oakland County

Position Summary:

This is a part-time position. Under the guidance of the START Program Director, the START Forensic Nurse Examiner will assist in administering the Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team program. Interacting both in-person and via phone with clients needing urgent medical services, the START Forensic Nurse Examiner will ensure that critical information and communication is provided to the client in an appropriate style that gives reassurance and clear direction. Forensic examinations, preparation of the examination results and proper reporting required. Serving as a subject matter expert, the START Forensic Nurse Examiner will participate in required legal proceedings including the provision of testimony. Additional program administration such as interaction with other HAVEN teams, contributing improvement recommendations, and building awareness with external business partners required. Understanding of all compliance requirements. Training of new contingent team members on processes and policies.


Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan with emergency department or women’s health experience and experience with sexual assault survivors. Bachelor degree in nursing preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. SANE-A certified and SANE-P trained and/or certified required during course of employment. SANE-A certification expected within one year in position; HAVEN will pay testing fee. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault and intimate partner issues from an empowerment philosophy. Excellent written, interpersonal and presentation skills required. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to women’s issues and cultural diversity. Outstanding organizational skills. Flexibility in schedule required; will need to fill in as needed for on-call shifts.


Assists and support in the management of the HAVEN START program
Performs medical forensic examinations of sexual assault and domestic violence victims
Provides on call availability as needed
Recruits and trains Forensic Nurse examiners
Provides fact\expert witness testimony as needed
Promotes greater awareness of services for both victims and a wide variety of professionals
Advocate for victims of sexual violence
Assists with patient satisfaction survey
Plan START review team meetings and chart audits
Assist START Program Director with outreach and education efforts, chart reviews and other duties as assigned
Make recommendations to staff in regard to improvements that better meet current legal, social and emotional needs of sexual assault survivors
Ensures adherence to policies and compliance requirement

Salary: Competitive non-profit compensation.

HAVEN is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers and clients. We respect equality and inclusivity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other marginalized identities. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to hr@haven-oakland.org

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