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The Pennsylvania State University Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Training (SAFE-T) Center through the College of Nursing is seeking to expand their highly qualified, elite, TeleSANE, telehealth team. This team is comprised of experts in adult/adolescent sexual assault care who have dedicated their careers to advancing the field of forensic nursing. They are committed to sharing knowledge and clinical skills by providing real-time mentorship and expert consultation for rural SANE trained nurses across Pennsylvania. This team continually strives to provide excellence in telehealth through rigorous, quality assurance and training activities. There is an intense commitment in the advancement of the SAFE-T Center’s mission and goals.  

Part-time Postions

Job Duties
  • Provide expert forensic nursing consultation during real-time, acute sexual assault examinations (via telehealth).
  • Attend virtual, monthly scheduled team meetings.
  • Provide a minimum of 48 hours of night call per month, as well as rotating weekend coverage.
  • Participate in up to 3 in person trainings in State College, PA (annually).
  • Individualized virtual training sessions as needed for quality assurance and growth.
  • Access to high-speed internet and a confidential, quiet place within home/office to conduct the virtual consultation remotely (equipment necessary to complete the consultation will be provided to the TeleSANE Expert Consultant by the SAFE-T Center).
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Hold, or be willing to obtain, an active, unrestricted Pennsylvania RN license (non-reimbursable); SANE-A certification through the International Association of Forensic Nursing.
  • Show evidence of multiple years of robust, clinical preceptorship experience. 
  • Employment with the University for this job will require successful completion of the Pennsylvania (PA) Publicly Available Clearances: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal History Background Check.
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Job Duties
  • Provide expert forensic nursing consultation during real-time sexual assault examinations via telehealth.
  • Give at least 72 hours of paid on-call time per month.
  • TeleSANEs are expected to sign up for a combination of days, nights, weekends each month to fill schedule.
  • New hires will be asked to attend an initial virtual training and onboarding, followed by successful completion of individualized virtual trainings and practice telehealth consultations.
  • There is approximately 30 hours of paid training prior to serving on call.
  • TeleSANEs are expected to attend and contribute to regularly scheduled monthly Zoom meetings and trainings.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • TeleSANEs must maintain their IAFN certification. 
  • Access to high-speed internet and a confidential, quiet place within home/office to conduct the virtual consultation remotely is required.
  • When in-person gatherings are permitted, the SAFE-T Center will occasionally host TeleSANE meetings and trainings in State College, PA. SAFE-T Center will provide travel reimbursement.
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Job Duties
  • Act as a victim of a violence in encounters with Forensic Nurses and respond with programmed responses according to the questions asked.
  • Portray a particular case or patient presentation accurately and consistently.
  • Represent patient viewpoint and provide individualized feedback to nurses on clinical, interpersonal skills, and professionalism in a constructive manner.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and dependable.
  • Be able to memorize case materials.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to provide feedback to students.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • The ability to participate in student exam by getting on/off a standard exam table, performing range of motion with your arms, legs and hips and putting on and tying a patient gown with or without accommodation.
  • Placing legs in gynecological stirrups for an extended period of time with or without accommodation.
  • Normal range of vision, hearing and speech.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Due to the nature of the work, SP’s must be comfortable with GYN (genital) examinations and speculum insertions.
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Full-time Positions

Job Duties

This Research Project Manager position’s primary responsibility will be to oversee a longitudinal, NIH-funded research to study the impact of quality telehealth sexual assault care on adolescent health and well-being. The research PM will assist the SAFE-T Center Principal Investigator (PI) and the Research Associate (RA) in the organization, planning, and execution of SAFE-T research objectives. The Research Project Manager has two primary responsibilities: (1) to provide project management for SAFE-T research studies, and (2) to oversee the data management plan and data collection efforts.  


Related duties include: 

  • Managing project timelines, goals, and deliverables  

  • Creating agendas and keeping meeting minutes 

  • Tracking research progress, decision-making, and updates  

  • Monitoring adherence to Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, federal grant requirements, and data security and privacy protections  

  • Management of IRB study protocols, including development new protocols, modification of current protocols, and submitting IRB continuing reviews 

  • Data management including tasks related to data collection, data structure/format, coding, review, entry, verification, validation, auditing, query and report generation 

  • Collaborating with partner sites to gather participant data at regular intervals 

  • Creating procedures to identify potential data problems and elevating concerns to supervisor and principal investigator 

  • Creating technical documents detailing defined procedures  

  • Creating and implementing training sessions for research staff 

  • Monitoring research staff Citi training  

  • Other duties as assigned such as assisting with manuscript preparation and submission, citing references, literature reviews, and grant proposals 

Requirements and Qualifications

Position requires a master’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Educational training in Nursing, Human Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, or other related discipline is preferred. Knowledge of managing research and evaluation programs is desired. The individual in this position should be able to quickly learn about the SAFE-T Center program and research goals. This role must be able to work independently and collaboratively with the project team. This individual must be able to track long-term projects and effectively manage multiple parties contributing information. Prior experience with data collection is desired. The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be able to work efficiently and effectively in both independent and collaborative situations. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience with evidence-based intervention programs and practices, knowledge of sexual assault, trauma, and interpersonal violence. This is a remote position that does not require relocation. However, the position does require occasional travel related to research data collection, special events, meetings, and/or presentations requiring in-person presence. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to background clearances. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.


Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background and clearance checks in accordance with Penn State Policy. This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.


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Job Duties

The SAFE-T Center is seeking an experienced Sexual Assault Forensic or Nurse Examiner (SAFE or SANE) to fill this position. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for managing day-to-day clinical operations related to accomplishing SAFE-T System clinical goals and deliverables. This role serves alongside, and as a key partner to, the Lead TeleSANE Coordinator and Lead Site Coordinator, ensuring a cohesive and robust clinical operations team. As part of that role, the candidate will also serve as a member of the SAFE-T teleSANE team, assisting with on-call coverage during their regular workday and weekend on-call coverage as part of a rotation. Additionally, the Clinical Coordinator will share responsibility with the TeleSANE Coordinator and the Site Coordinator in covering the occasional night and weekend shifts when there are gaps in the clinical on-call schedule.

The successful candidate will develop and implement practices that promote a culture of diversity, safety, and environmental consciousness and that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse groups of employees; use diplomacy and advanced communication skills in unstructured settings; modify, adapt, or refine guidelines, if necessary, to resolve issues or problems; develop, evaluate, enhance, and/or implement quality improvement practices, processes, procedures, or policies that have an impact on SAFE-T Center operations. We seek a candidate who is passionate about the provision of high-quality, compassionate sexual assault care as well as someone who wants to nurture and support others to develop these skills. This individual must have exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills.


Coordinator Primary Job Responsibilities:

Facilitates communication among clinical leadership, including setting agendas and goals, detailed project planning, and overall project management related to SAFE-T clinical objectives and goals.

Helps track and balance workload among clinical leadership team to ensure that duties are met, and the team is functioning as a unit.

  • Keeps leadership abreast of the clinical team status as well as status of special projects, delays, resource needs, and reports and appropriately escalating concerns.
  • Provides administrative and project management support for building a pediatric teleSANE team.
  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with clients and external stakeholders, serving as a program ambassador and liaison at meetings, presentations, and events.
  • Supports SAFE-T efforts to recruit prospective hospitals and implement the SAFE-T program at new sites.
  • Coordinates with team and external stakeholders for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Resolves problems, completes audits, identifies trends, measures performance, and determines system improvements with the support of the leadership team.
  • Responsible for grant progress reporting
  • Contributes to presentations, event planning, grant application submission, and data collection.
  • Supports the delivery of clinical training programs.
  • Assists with recruitment, hiring, and onboarding new teleSANEs.
  • As a TeleSANE, the ideal candidate will support lesser experienced, hospital-based, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) by providing peer mentorship and quality assurance when it matters most, during actual examinations. This will be done remotely, through a secure telehealth connection.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications


Candidate must be a licensed Registered Nurse, with 4+ years related experience and hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Candidates without a multi-state (Compact) license will be expected to obtain Pennsylvania licensure upon hire. Candidate must have expert-level clinical knowledge and experience in the field of Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations and maintain IAFN board-certification in forensic examinations of adults and adolescents (i.e., SANE-A certified). Pediatric sexual assault experience and/or IAFN SANE-P certification is beneficial, but not required.  Additionally, the ideal candidate is an experienced leader. Experience collaborating with other stakeholders such as healthcare providers, hospital administrators, interdisciplinary partners, and/or emergency nurses is beneficial. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required.


This position requires an exceptional individual who has excellent client-facing and internal communication skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, strong organizational with attention to detail, multitasking, and time management skills are key abilities of the ideal candidate. This position requires individuals who can work independently with limited supervision, provide leadership, enjoy being part of an ambitious team, and who want to be part of an innovative solution that makes a difference for those who have experienced sexual violence and the nurses who care for them.


This position is available as a remote or hybrid position and relocation to Pennsylvania is not required. However, this position does require travel as needed to Pennsylvania or other states, for accomplishing clinical goals, meeting with stakeholders, attending or presenting at conferences, and/or supporting events that require an in-person presence, requiring that you operate a motor vehicle to attend various site meetings. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to clearances.

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Consulting Opportunities

Description of Services Needed

We are seeking a strong academic writer to contract for writing support on specific projects related to SAFE-T Center research. As an independent contractor, you would directly support the Principal Investigator (PI) in advancing peer-reviewed journal publications, other academic and non-academic communication and outreach materials, and support grant application development.

Primary Duties

With guidance from the PI and SAFE-T Co-Investigators, work independently and collaboratively to rapidly advance the dissemination of SAFE-T research, policy, and outreach products. Advancing scientific publications, including generating ideas about publications related to project outcomes and process knowledge, work as a collaborative writing partner for academic and non-academic publications and grant applications, and addressing publication revisions and resubmissions, is the primary function of this role. Contributing to content for media or outreach is not the primary duty for this role, but this role may support those activities if needed.

We are seeking someone who possesses strong academic writing skills and can quickly learn about the SAFE-T Center program and research goals. The candidate will be able to adopt a writing style to ensure a cohesive message about SAFE-T Center is evident across publications and products. Social science academic writing experience with strong publication record is essential. Experience working with or on projects related to victimization is strongly preferred. This individual must be able to work independently and collaboratively with writing partners. Innovative thought regarding the framing, development, and dissemination of research and grant proposals is valued.

The individual will be self-managed and, as an independent contractor, will report regularly to the PI. The individual will need to plan his or her own schedule, coordinating several ongoing projects and assignments simultaneously, and track their time and effort. A Statement of Work will be required to clearly outline work to be performed and estimated time and level of effort. Please note that this is not a Penn State job or employment opportunity, but rather an independent contractor opportunity. The individual selected for this opportunity will have to register within the Penn State Supplier Management system.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send cover letter and CV to the attention of Jennifer Delwiche, SAFE-T Research Associate, at

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