The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health,
Section of Public Health Nursing is recruiting for a Public Health Nurse IV.
This is an exciting opportunity to:
This position is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, which sits in the interior of Alaska surrounded by the Alaska Mountain Range, Brooks Range, 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and 300 miles west of the Canadian border.
- Become a member of the Interior Region of Public Health Nursing for the State of Alaska
- Protect and improve the health of Alaskans through partnering with individuals, communities, and systems while championing self-reliance, dignity, and cultural integrity
- Live and work in the heart of Alaska
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This position provides supervision, management, and clinical support for the Itinerant Nurses as well as the staff located at the Delta Junction Public Health Center and Tok Public Health Center. Staff members include Public Health Nurses (PHNs) and Office Assistants. The Itinerant Nurse Manager's staff of 11 provides public health nursing to Galena, Fort Yukon, Delta Junction, Tok, and Highway communities of the Interior from the Canadian border to the Arctic Circle and from Denali to Ruby.
The Nurse Manager provides oversight and guidance through distance leadership as well as supervisory visits for PHN programs including family planning, communicable disease, and general clinic services. The core functions of public health, assessment, policy development, and assurance, are an integral part of the Nurse Manager's day-to-day management decisions as population-based activities at the individual, community, and system level are carried out by staff.
This Nurse Manager is one of over 180 committed staff for the Section of Public Health Nursing (SOPHN) in the State of Alaska. In addition, the Nurse Manager is a member of the management team that includes fellow nurse managers, nurse consultants, regional nurse managers, deputy chief and chief to name a few.
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In collaboration with the management team, the Nurse Manager creates policies, implements guidelines, and furthers the Strategic Plan for SOPHN.
Some duties and responsibilities include assessing, planning, implementing change, and evaluating change results in concert with PHN staff; sustaining a work culture of accountability, collaboration, empathy, health equity, initiative, integrity, and respect; and promoting evidence-based and practice-based public health nursing. The Nurse Manager works closely with the Regional Nurse Manager regarding Itinerant areas and Strategic Plan actions, community assessment findings and PHN responses, staff progress, future plans, and identified opportunities.
We are looking for the following demonstrated knowledge and experience:
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- 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;
- 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;
- Strong computer skills, ability to use computer for email, word processing, internet searches, producing, and carrying out web-based, long-distance learning;
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills;
- Flexible and able to quickly adapt to change;
- Self-motivated, works independently, completes projects, and works within the team environment;
- Knows when to seek consultation and support, and does so as needed;
- Able to maintain a strong working knowledge of Public Health Nursing and Nursing Administration Scope & Standards of Practice;
- Provides exceptional customer service to both our SOPHN employees and the communities we serve; and,
- Goes the extra mile to get the job done.
This position requires Alaska Professional Nurse Licensure
This position requires that the incumbent have a valid Alaska Driver's License.
If you feel you embody these strengths, then we want to hear from you.
We offer the following starting benefit package:
For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site:
- Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental;
- Employer paid 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; and
- 11 paid holidays annually.
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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.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university OR Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university;
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.
Four years of professional public health nursing experience in a public health organization (tribal, county, city, or state), one year of which was a Public Health Nurse III or Nurse Consultant I for the State of Alaska, or equivalent elsewhere, and one year of which was leading, managing and/or supervising.
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.
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