Nurse Consultant I
Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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Would you like to work collaboratively with medical professionals throughout the state to have a positive impact on the health of Alaskans?

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment where you can have an impact on the health of persons throughout Alaska?

Do you want to work with a team where your people skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail will be highly valued?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this may be the perfect job match for you!

The Alaska Immunization Program within the Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology is seeking to fill a Nurse Consultant I position located in Anchorage.

This position serves as a member of the Immunization Program leadership team. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual to join our team.

Primary responsibilities of this position:
  • Serve as the Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator that is responsible for the ongoing implementation, reporting and evaluation of the Immunization and Vaccines for Children (VFC) cooperative agreement to ensure statewide requirements are met for perinatal hepatitis B case management
  • Provide Vaccines for Children (VFC) assessment, feedback, incentive and exchange (AFIX) evaluations for public and private health care providers receiving state-supplied vaccine
  • Provide technical support for VacTrAK, Alaska`s Immunization Information System (IIS) to ensure health care providers are familiar with VacTrAK tools to enhance vaccine administration practices
  • Collect and analyze data for use in program development, evaluate and audit healthcare delivery systems for adherence to nursing and immunization information system standards
  • Develop and implement a plan to use VacTrAK as the primary source from which records are used to assess immunization coverage rates with VFC providers that are submitting administration data to VacTrAK
  • Provide immunization advice and guidance using established Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols
  • Provide nurse consultation for calls received from the Immunization Program telephone
  • Assist with development and delivery of nursing training in immunization administration and management to medical professionals and the public helpline
  • Serve as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Coordinator for the Immunization Program
  • Assist with writing/editing of immunization-specific articles for the state`s Epidemiology Bulletins
  • Assist with additional media campaigns or special projects as assigned
We are looking for the following demonstrated strengths:
  • Proficient and knowledgeable of current nursing principles and practice
  • Knowledgeable on practices and procedures related to vaccine administration and management guidelines
  • Experience with writing and managing grants activities
  • Knowledge of automated health information systems and computer technology principles and techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public and private health providers, officials and administrators, colleagues, and the public
  • Ability to respond to problems and complaints tactfully, courteously, and effectively
  • Skilled in successfully applying marketing principles and techniques is preferred
  • Positive, outgoing, people-oriented history of strong customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions while remaining calm, organized, and accurate
  • Ability to work independently and with good judgment, with a minimum of supervision and general direction, as well as a team member
  • Strong organizational and research skills with the ability to compile information accurately
  • A strong work ethic with reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Work history that supports your ability to produce consistent quality work in an environment where there can be numerous interruptions throughout the day
  • Experience in effectively communicating (both verbally and in writing) with people of different work and social backgrounds, ages, and levels of education
  • Work history that supports work experience organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating a variety of functions and/or tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Work history that supports attention to detail, including “hands on” experience creating and proofreading documents for accuracy and completeness
If this description sounds like you, we are anxious to hear from you.

In addition to any information you feel is important for us to know, your cover letter should answer the following question:

What is your perception of the role immunizations play in the health of Alaskans?

We offer a challenging and professional working environment with an emphasis on outstanding client service, along with the following starting benefit package:
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental;
  • Employer paid $2000 Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available;
  • Optional long and short-term disability plans;
  • Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts;
  • Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options;
  • Vacation leave of 2 days per month, with an accrual rate increase based on time served;
  • 11 paid holidays annually.
For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/

View Class Specifications for this job:

Special Note:
An individual, without an Alaska license, who meets the experience qualifications and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon completion of the licensing requirement. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.

Some positions require eligibility for specific professional certifications in a specialty field or licensure in the State of Alaska, such as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Most positions require expertise in a particular health specialty field; recruitment and selection for these positions will be from among only those candidates who have the appropriate specialty background and experience.

Note:
The essential functions of some positions may involve exposure to infectious disease and/or biohazards. Some positions require travel to remote areas on short notice in small aircraft or boats.

Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree from an accredited college in nursing, public health, healthcare services, healthcare administration, or a closely related field;
AND
Two years of professional registered nursing experience that must have included responsibility in public health, health care, healthcare delivery systems, or an administrative, consultative, or teaching capacity;
AND
A license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. (See "Special Note")

Substitution:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in nursing, public health, healthcare services, healthcare administration, or a closely related field;
AND
Four years of professional registered nursing experience that must have included responsibility in public health, health care, healthcare delivery systems, or an administrative, consultative, or teaching capacity;
AND
A license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. (See "Special Note")

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