SANE PRN with other part time job??

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    As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, most positions in my area are PRN. Does anyone have experience in a PRN position and also work part time elsewhere? Is this common or just not really feasible?
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    I take SANE call on some of my days off from my full-time job, so it's possible.
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    I currently hold 3 PRN positions, one being SANE. I don't need benefits so this works well with my life.
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    Tell me more about SANE nursing if you don't mind. Hours per week, typical call, etc.
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    Where can you find SANE positions at? I'm in MI
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    Check with your local emergency departments -- since that is where sexual assaults typically present for treatment, many larger EDs have SANEs on staff, or have coverage contracted out. Either way, they should be able to tell you who provides services.
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    Quote from LillyFish
    Tell me more about SANE nursing if you don't mind. Hours per week, typical call, etc.
    With SANE I don't think there's a "typical call". Each case presents it's own challenges and twists and turns. Hours fluctuate as well. Where I live some SATC want 32 call hours a schedule and others want 64 or 72. Where I work you sign up for call shifts to match up with other PRN nurses...so you may have an 8 hour call shift or a 2 hour one. Where I work you're it in the evening...no crisis counselors (generally). You take care of the patient from beginning to end. The main thing is they direct their care. If they don't want an exam, you don't do an exam. It's different if it's a perpetrator who comes in with the police as they typically have a warrant and you have to do what that says...so the "patient" has no say in the matter. It is an intense job. You do the best you can and hope in the end you helped the person affected.
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    Hello! I have three per diem jobs, one in an ED that is about 3-4 shifts a month preferably, 1-2 shifts a month pacu, and several 12-24 hour call shifts a month (4-10 shifts a month) with a SART program for SANE coverage. Sometimes my sane call shifts are very "creatively scheduled"...meaning it could just be a few hours to help another sane out or I could be on-call for several days in a row because of vacations.

    We have a nonprofit that respond to all the hospitals in the county (3) as a contracted thing. We have 13 certified SANE's that do self scheduling for the next month. It works out well. Most are moms and about half of them have young children (me included) or are having babies.

    Even though I work at one of the ED's as a nurse, when I'm on-call for SANE I am employed by a different company. Sometimes I may not get called in for weeks or months at a time and sometimes I may get called in a couple times in one day.

    It is totally feasible to do SANE prn and have other jobs. Actually, I think that is how you should do it since you should be keeping up on assessment skills and such.
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    Quote from Heather_RN
    Hello! I have three per diem jobs, one in an ED that is about 3-4 shifts a month preferably, 1-2 shifts a month pacu, and several 12-24 hour call shifts a month (4-10 shifts a month) with a SART program for SANE coverage. Sometimes my sane call shifts are very "creatively scheduled"...meaning it could just be a few hours to help another sane out or I could be on-call for several days in a row because of vacations.

    We have a nonprofit that respond to all the hospitals in the county (3) as a contracted thing. We have 13 certified SANE's that do self scheduling for the next month. It works out well. Most are moms and about half of them have young children (me included) or are having babies.

    Even though I work at one of the ED's as a nurse, when I'm on-call for SANE I am employed by a different company. Sometimes I may not get called in for weeks or months at a time and sometimes I may get called in a couple times in one day.

    It is totally feasible to do SANE prn and have other jobs. Actually, I think that is how you should do it since you should be keeping up on assessment skills and such.
    Heather, do you get paid when you are on call? If so, do you find that that the on call pay is sufficient enough not to pick up even more shifts in either the PACU or the ER?
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    Like others have said, SANE is my 3rd job. One of my jobs is part-time 30 hrs a week, one is per-diem about 8 hrs a week and I take SANE call. With my SANE job we are required to take 24 hrs of call a month and can take more if we like. You get paid a few dollars an hour for time that you are on call but make time and a half if you are called in for a case--only time and a half for the length of the case, usually 3-4 hours. At least the way our SANE program works, you would need to have another job to pay the bills unless you're lucky enough to have another income source.


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