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Nurse Practitioner Opportunity at Children’s Cove

The Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks a caring and compassionate Nurse Practitioner to join a multidisciplinary team at Children’s Cove, the Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center (CAC), located in Barnstable, MA. DPH will provide the chosen candidate with on-the-job training to become a certified MA Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Pedi SANE) Nurse Practitioner. The chosen Nurse Practitioner candidate will learn that a trauma-informed patient interaction may provide a protective factor following an Adverse Childhood Event (ACE), such as sexual abuse/assault, and will use such knowledge to inform patient care encounters with children and families.

Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Ideal candidates will be committed to joining with the SANE Program to improve the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating the inequities that impact the lives of people of color and persons with disabilities, who are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. The ideal Nurse Practitioner candidate will acknowledge the history of structural racism in the U.S. and its impact on health outcomes, as well as its role in the perpetration of sexual violence.

Grounded in a “do no harm” philosophy of care, the chosen Nurse Practitioner candidate will provide comprehensive nursing care which may include but not be limited to completion of a forensic examination with forensic evidence collection, and screening, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI) as needed. The ideal Nurse Practitioner candidate will provide care that is developmentally appropriate to children, teens, and their families, and will serve as part of the CAC’s multidisciplinary team in response to concerns of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.

Additional responsibilities include providing psycho-social support, teaching, health promotion, anticipatory guidance, and linkages to the child’s primary care provider. In addition, the Pedi SANE Nurse Practitioner will provide outreach and training to community partners.Please Note: The chosen Nurse Practitioner candidate will be provided with on-the-job training at the Barnstable County Children’s Cove CAC, along with e-learnings and webinars. Other forms of instruction may include clinical experience with child sexual abuse experts in hospitals and other CAC settings which provide Pediatric SANE services.

To learn more or apply visit the MassCareers Job Opportunities page here. 

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