Family Nurse Practitioner
Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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Do you have a sense of adventure?

Would you like to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner promoting health for adults, adolescents and children throughout Alaska?

This position provides an uniquely Alaskan experience to work with adults, adolescents and children in the area of public health with the goal to improve health outcomes and deliver quality services in programs sponsored by the Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health and in Public Health Centers located throughout the state of Alaska.

The Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health, located in the Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services is recruiting a

Nurse Consultant II

who is a currently licensed and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has full prescriptive authority

.

This position is located in Anchorage and includes some travel throughout Alaska.

We are seeking an experienced and licensed Advanced Nurse Practitioner certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner who has the following preferred experience, knowledge and skills:

Prior experience in conducting well child exams and developmental screening for children and adolescents ages 0-18 including the provision of anticipatory guidance content as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines;

Working experience utilizing standardized developmental tools such as Ages and Stages, Ages and Stages-Social Emotional, PEDDS, MCHAT and CHAT;

Current skills in performing reproductive health exams on men and women providing contraceptive care including the use of long acting contraceptive methods and treatment of sexually transmitted infections;

Prior experiences in applying quality assurance principles as oversight in the provision of clinical services to ensure evidenced based practices are utilized that follow the U.S. Preventative Health Task Force recommendations.

Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion principles and interventions for adults and children, norms for growth and development of children and adolescents including sound knowledge of health needs and challenges of this age group;

Sound knowledge applying the principles and practices of health and safety promotion, health education, community assessment, and program planning and evaluation;

Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate billing practices for health promotion and treatment visits and treatment codes;

Demonstrated knowledge researching health topics using a variety of internet searches and periodicals;

Experience in managing and reporting budget expenditures

Other preferred skills and attributes:
Currently licensed in the State of Alaska as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner

A high level of initiative and attention to detail’

Ability to work with minimal supervision and as an active and collaborative team member;

Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment with knowledge of the health status of Alaskans in rural and urban communities;

Outstanding interpersonal skills and problem solving;

Current training and skill in delivering all methods of contraception including all types of long-acting methods.

Experience in training adults in skills and content as well as facilitating small and large groups;

Experience utilizing a number of internet search engines and the suite of Microsoft programs;

Demonstrated experience in working with all ages and applying screening tools for developmental screening, child abuse, depression and other behavioral health conditions

Experience in interpreting federal and state laws and regulations related to public health and the delivery of clinical services.

Key responsibilities for the position include:
Provide expert clinical consultation and technical assistance to public health nursing, other public health sections and other private sector health care professionals on all issues related to women’s health and men’s health with an emphasis on reproductive and preventative health.

Provide support to the nurse consultant team in the provision of preventative health, developmental screening and anticipatory guidance for children of all ages.

Independently establish and evaluate clinical interventions and protocols that assure evidenced based practices are applied to all ages with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.

Utilize novel approaches to teaching skills and applying knowledge for professional colleagues

Monitor, interpret, synthesize and disseminate relevant information related to adult and children's health with an emphasis on reproductive health and health care trends.

Act as a liaison to the Section of Public Health nursing and the health practitioners delivering care in the various public health centers across the state.

Assist in policy development and analysis of legislative proposals

Provide leadership and skills for professional development training to promote knowledge and skills for the delivery of health promotion evaluations and reproductive health care.

If you feel you embody these strengths, then we want to hear from you.

We offer 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 for 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

Three years of professional registered nursing experience which 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 with 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

Five years of professional registered nursing experience which 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 with the State of Alaska. (See "Special Note")

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