State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health Nursing is recruiting for the position of
Public Health Nurse (PHN) III .
Apply your skills in rural development, public health and nursing science today in a multicultural setting in rural Alaska.
Duties include applying and assuring the provision of culturally appropriate public health core functions and essential services. We offer exciting opportunities for professional fulfillment and career advancement in the expanded role of public health nursing. Alaska offers a unique lifestyle and opportunities for personal adventure in an environment unrivaled in majesty and populated with welcoming people. Our mission is to work in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to improve the systems that impact the health of the Alaskan population in a manner that promotes dignity, self-reliance, and cultural integrity.
We offer a team-oriented atmosphere, competitive salaries, benefit package, and relocation assistance. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated BSN prepared professional who is ready for new challenges and opportunities.
The primary purpose of this PHN III is to provide expert level individual, population, and systems based approach public health nursing services including disease/disability prevention and health promotion/protection for all members of the population, particularly vulnerable populations, utilizing nursing and public health best practices.
Under the general direction of the PHN V – Regional Nurse Manager, the PHN III in this position functions as the sole PHN with the Tok Public Health Center. This position also provides Itinerant public health nursing services to the villages and communities of Tok, Northway, Tetlin, Mentasta, Chicken, Taylor, Alaska Highway Mile 1221 to 1382, Tanacross, and others sites as directed by the Regional Nurse Manager. The PHN III provides direct services, patient education, community/school education, and other community services that improve the level of health in those communities; and works closely with the Community Health Aides in Tetlin, Tanacross, Northway, and Mentasta. This may include policy development, assist communities to plan for Public Health emergency/terrorist events, system improvements, advocacy, and community assessment. This position requires the knowledge and skills to work independently.
State of Alaska positions offer competitive compensation, excellent benefit packages, paid holidays and leave time, flexible work environments, the opportunity to progress in the organization and the ability to do work that is meaningful and rewarding. See below for more details regarding compensation and other work benefits.
In addition to our competitive wages, we offer:
37.5 hr work week (which allows for work/life balance)
11 paid holidays annually
2 days’ personal leave accrual monthly (with higher accural rate based on longevity)
Warm and friendly working environment
Support throughout every stage of your career
Eligible for the “Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program”
Eligible for “Nurse Housing Loan Program”
Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
A great retirement package with vesting in 5 years
A supplemental benefits system in lieu of Social Security
PERS retirement (Public Employees retirement plan)
Life insurance, and a
Deferred Compensation plan