Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner- Per Diem

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Part Time Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

Position Description Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: 09/28/18
Exam #18/52A93/02JL

Summary of Position
The Monterey County Health Department is seeking qualified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE) to fill multiple, temporary, on-call, per diem positions. Under direction of the Medical Director and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator, the incumbent provides on-site adult suspected sexual assault and pediatric suspected sexual abuse exams on both victims and suspects as part of the County's SART interdisciplinary team comprised of the examiner, a law enforcement officer and an advocate. The position offers a standby rate of $240/24 hr shift; a flat rate of $250-$400/examination (minimum of 5 shifts/month), in addition to eligibility for training reimbursement incentives.
SAFEs follow the state protocol to conduct medical-legal exams for victims and suspects of sexual assault. SAFEs are responsible for interviewing patients regarding their medical history and the history of the event, collect, photograph, and document findings. SAFEs offer prophylaxis against sexually transmitted infections, emergency contraception, and referrals for medical and behavioral health concerns related to the assault. SAFEs work with other members of the multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team which include law enforcement officers, and sexual assault counselors and may also interface with emergency department personnel, the office of the District Attorney, pediatricians, behavioral health professionals, and child protective services. SAFEs may testify in court and perform other related duties as required. 
The temporary position is on call, and will respond to requests for exams when they occur during the assigned call shift. Exams are completed at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Natividad Medical Center. This temporaryposition provides an excellent opportunity to enhance medical, history-taking and documentation skills, in addition to learning about trauma-sensitive care and the collection and preservation of evidence. Training and on-going clinical supervision are provided in the following areas:
•        Pelvic examination
•        Colposcopy and photography of injuries
•        Documentation of evidence and sites of injury
•        Evidentiary examination of the adult/adolescent and pediatric victim
•        Evidentiary exam of the Suspect
This is a temporary, at-will position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.

  Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:
  • Excellent and courteous customer service
  • Strong work ethic
  • Highly motivated
  • Compassionate
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Able to effectively self-monitor

Condition of Employment:
  •  Possess and maintain a valid and active California license as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Physician Assistant Committee of the Medical Board of California
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment with Monterey County
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment background check
  • Apply for credentialing at Natividad Medical Center at the time of hire, or concomitantly with job application. Must be credentialed at Natividad Medical Center within six months of hire
  • Provide standby as required by appointing authority and report to location of sexual assault forensic exam within one hour of call
  • Work in a facility where there is daily exposure to infectious diseases
  • Work in a physically and emotionally demanding environment
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority

Examples of Duties Interviews patient or guardian and documents history relevant to sexual assault utilizing the appropriate form provided by the California State Office of Emergency Services

Performs a medical-legal exam for victims or suspects of sexual assault according to the California State Office of Emergency Services, including forensic photography
Packages, labels, and seals evidence and maintains a chain of custody in accordance with California State office of Emergency Services Requirements
Orders appropriate labs within the choices outlined in the standardized procedures, and collects specimens of blood, urine, and cultures as needed
Utilizing standardized procedures, administers prescription drugs to provide prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections and emergency contraception
Plans follow-up, refers victim or suspect as appropriate, and provides education to the patient and/or family
Responds to subpoenas and provides testimony to the court
Responds to phone calls to answer questions from patients, law enforcement, or hospital staff, or physically responds to a hospital location for an exam when on stand-by
Attends monthly SART Coalition meetings

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Successful completion of an approved Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner program and current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner by the California Board of Registered Nursing, or successful completion of a Physician Assistant program and current licensure by the Physician Assistant Committee of the Medical Board of California and demonstrated ability to provide the full scope of patient care in the area of sexual assault forensic exams

Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906.

Priority Screening Date: September 28, 2018
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • License(s)
Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions, is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. 
Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process.  To further assess the applicant's possession of required qualifications, this recruitment may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.   For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4618.
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NOTE:  If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4550. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U. S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.
Veterans and their widows/ers who within the past five years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in a 1) national or State military emergency or 2) military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans' Preference Points. To apply, veterans must submit an "Application for Veterans' Preference" with their application materials by the final filing date.
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The County of Monterey abides by the Affordable Care Act for Temporary employees (T Unit). Temporary employees may be eligible to participate in the CalPERS Long Term Care insurance benefit. Additional information regarding this program is available from CalPERS.
A summary of benefits for T Unit can be viewed at:

  This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
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