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Providence Health & Services Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (RN) (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to work in Sexual Assault Center Program at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

Night availability is required for this role

Under the supervision of the ER Medical Director/SAC Medical Director, Nurse Examiner provides forensic evidence collection for screened acute sexual assault cases, without a physician present per protocol.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Per protocol : Gathers assault history from patient and/or caretaker. Assesses psychological trauma and crisis intervention needs:

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skill and ability to accurately compile and assess complex physical and psychological health data.

  • Provides forensic exam of genital/anal region; collects physical and laboratory evidence. Provides brief screening exam for medical problems requiring physician attention. Per standing orders, assess and treats prophylactically for STD’s and pregnancy

  • Ability to perform medical examinations per protocol and recommend an effective course of action, i.e., identify problems requiring physician attention, follow- up or referral

  • Refers for follow-up medical care and community services and completes report:

  • Maintains productive work relationships with PSPH emergency department staff and community referrers (law enforcement, CPS, rape relief agencies, physicians, etc.).

  • Participates in regular staff meetings and chart reviews with clinical coordinator

  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital charting, record keeping, and reporting policy and procedures.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

  • 2 years experience in a nursing setting.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Successful completion of sexual assault examiner training.

  • Experience in women’s health care or emergency care

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 263405