Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner – Extra-Help

US Government, Department of Health Services (DHS)

The County of Sonoma is seeking a qualified California-Licensed Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant for this sensitive and important position!
Starting Salary:
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant: $53.04 – $64.46/Hour
Staff Nurse II: $44.26 – $53.79/Hour

Additional Compensation:
A 20% premium per hour worked
Daily-On-Call Stipend: $100 per eight-hour period served on-call.
Exam Fee Stipend: $275.00 per sexual assault exam performed while on-call.

About the Position

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position in the Special Clinical Services Unit provides on-site adult and pediatric sexual assault examinations for both the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and the Redwood Children’s Center (RCC). SART and RCC are collaborative teams comprised of multi-disciplinary governmental and non-governmental agencies. Member agencies represent medical and advocacy providers, victim services organizations, law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, and other organizations committed to delivering and enhancing services to and for victims/survivors of sexual assault.

This Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position requires the ability to tolerate a unique combination of stressors. Duties include performing sexual assault exams, testifying in court, dealing compassionately with people in crisis, taking non-standard day/hour calls, and working closely with the SART Coordinator, the District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement, advocacy groups, and others in a multi-agency effort to gather evidence for prosecuting court cases.

This position requires well-developed interpersonal skills and behaviors, including the ability to defuse crises, follow strict protocols, and engender cooperation from colleagues. Other key aspects of the position include knowing when to seek consultation both medically and administratively, training others about the medical component of sexual assault, and consistently respecting the confidentiality and dignity of those served.

The most qualified candidate will possess:

  • Formal sexual assault medical training
  • Considerable experience performing sexual assault examinations
  • Some knowledge of, or experience with acting as an expert witness
  • The desire and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with grace under pressure
  • The flexibility to work on-call as an extra-help employee during non-standard business hours

Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.

* Eligibility for standby and premium pay amounts are determined by the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and are subject to change.

The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
Civil Service Title: Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant or Staff Nurse II
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