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Alaska Public Health Nurse

Alaska Division of Public Health

Deadline

October 7, 2014

Location

Seward, Alaska

  • This position functions as the Public Health Nurse III for Seward in the South Central Region of Alaska, and provides services to the communities of Hope and Moose Pass. Seward and communities served in this area are accessible by vehicle.

Position Type

Organization Type

Government Agency/Public Sector

Professional Level

Mid-level

Duties

The primary purpose of this PHN III position is to provide expert level individual, population, and systems based public health nursing services. These services include disease prevention and health promotion and protection for all members of the population; particularly vulnerable groups, utilizing nursing and public health best practices.

We are looking for the following demonstrated Knowledge and Experience:

  • Specialized clinical knowledge of nursing skills and practice;
  • Sound knowledge of public health philosophy, principles, and practices as related to public health with a special focus on population-based individual, community, and system care;
  • Able to maintain a strong working knowledge of Public Health Nursing and Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice;
  • High degree of interpersonal relationship/collaboration skills;
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and skills in adult learning concepts;
  • Strong organizational skills, such as the ability to prioritize and organize workload, time, materials, and resources;
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to manage change;
  • Critical thinking, negotiation, and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong computer skills, ability to use computer programs for email, word processing, internet searches, producing, and carrying out web-based, long-distance learning;
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Self-motivated, works independently, completes projects, and works within the team environment;
  • Knows when to seek consultation and support, and does so as needed;
  • Provides exceptional customer service to both our Section of PHN employees and the communities we serve;
  • Goes the extra mile to get the job done;
  • The interest and ability to practice public health nursing across many cultures.
  • A commitment to excellence in public health nursing practice.

Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. in Nursing from an accredited college or university OR Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

AND

  • A license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska, or eligible to receive a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska.

AND

  • Two years' professional public health nursing experience in a public health organization (tribal, county, city, or state), one year of which was a Public Health Nurse II or Nurse Consultant I for the State of Alaska, or equivalent elsewhere.

Substitution:

  • A Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health from an accredited college or university, in addition to the basic educational requirement (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing), may be substituted for a maximum of one year of public health nursing experience.

Special Note:
Candidates not currently licensed in Alaska may apply. A candidate applying under this option may receive a conditional job offer and may begin work after obtaining the required license.

Experience in international health, occupational health nursing, or school health nursing may be substituted for a maximum of six months of required public health nursing experience. Credit will be pro-rated on the basis of three months of experience to one month of public health nursing experience. This experience must include identification and assessment of physical and/or emotional problems, referral of any problems requiring further care, and the follow-up of the care provided and assessment to determine the health status and priority needs of a population.

Salary

$78,228

Application Instructions

For more information and to apply, visit http://workplace.alaska.gov and apply for Job #: 04576, Job Title: Public Health Nurse III (PCN 06-1141).

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