Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $7,639.00 gross per year
  • Kodiak


Job Description

The Department of Health and Social Services,
Division of Public Health, Section of Public Health Nursing is recruiting for a
full-time Public Health Nurse III in Kodiak.

This is an exciting opportunity to:
- Become a member of the Frontier 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 advancing self-reliance,dignity, and cultural integrity
- Live and work in the heart of Alaska

This position is located in the city of Kodiak which sits on Kodiak Island. Kodiak encompasses 3,670 square miles and is more than 100 miles long.

Kodiak is Alaska's largest island and the second-largest island in the United States. Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak's verdant landscape and abundant outdoor opportunities make it a popular choice for nature enthusiasts.
For more information on Kodiak, Alaska, please visit this link:

The main duties of the Public Health Nurse III include:

- Under the direction and supervision of the PHN IV (Nurse Manager), as a generalist public health nurse team leader, the PHN III is responsible for the coordination, supervision, and management of both clinic and field-based public health nursing services of the Kodiak Public Health Center.
- The PHN III works with the Nurse Manager and the generalist PHN I / II's in efficiently providing comprehensive PHN services to clients and communities using an individual, community, and systems approach.
- Lead PHN team to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and health needs of communities and populations served utilizing community assessment tools such as Mobilizing for Action though Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).
- Individual level services are mostly delivered by home visiting, clinic based, and off-site based services such as providing child health services, reproductive health, infectious disease and tuberculosis control activities, and follow-up of communicable diseases.
- Other services include health promotion and disease prevention, with interventions directed toward all levels of the population, particularly vulnerable, at-risk subpopulations with the purpose to change knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors related to health, utilizing nursing, and public health best practices. Participate in community assessment, community health improvement planning (MAPP), communicable disease surveillance, and preparedness activities.
- Public health nurses work in partnership with individuals, communities, groups, organizations, and systems on the core functions (community assessment, policy development and assurance) and ten (10) essential services to assess, plan, implement and evaluate public health nursing interventions, programs, and projects as defined by the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations.

We are looking for the following demonstrated experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Sound knowledge of philosophy, principles, practices, and theories of public health nursing:
- Population-based public health nursing practice - health promotion, disease prevention, health status improvement at the individual, family, community, and system levels.
- Understanding of the multiple determinants of health.
- Proactive with respect to social and healthcare trends, changing concerns, and policy and legislative activities.

- Strong leadership skills.
- Self-motivated.
- A strong ethic of teamwork and the ability to work cooperatively and productively with team members from within the agency and within the community.
- Understanding cultural diversity and social justice.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak AND listen effectively to individuals and groups.
- Critical thinking, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
- Adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to manage change.
- Demonstrated understanding of systems theory and systems thinking. Lifelong learner - actively engage in a process of self-assessment to review his/her current knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify areas for further development.
- Accountable, detail-oriented, keen to quality assurance, and improvement.
- Supervisory and management experience not required but preferred.
For information about the:
- Division of Public Health:
- Section of Public Health Nursing:

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

To view the general description and example duties for a
Public Health Nurse III please go to the following link:

Minimum Qualifications
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.
Two 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 II or Nurse Consultant I for the State of Alaska, or equivalent elsewhere.

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.

Additional Required Information
At time of interview applicant must submit:

- A copy of current Registered Nurse License (from any state)
- Three (3) professional references with current contact information.
- A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications.

At the time of employment, you must provide:
- Employee must provide proof of MMR;
- Annual influenza vaccination or a signed declination statement;
- Proof of Tuberculosis screening within the past 12 months;
- A copy of current Alaska driver's license.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.
This position requires the incumbent to have a valid Alaska Driver's License.

A cover letter is required. The cover lettershould be in standard business format and mustdescribe your knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA's), as they pertain to the bulleted points listed in the job description above. The cover letter mustaddress at least 9 KSA's as listed above, and why you feel you are the best choice for this position.Please attach the cover letter as a separate document to your application before applying online. If unable to attach to your application, email or faxthe cover letterto the contact number provided in the job posting prior to the closing date of this recruitment.Your cover letter will beused to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.Omission of any required documentationwill result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

To verifyeducation being used tomeet therequired minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentialsbeing used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview, or if/when requested prior toscheduling aninterview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

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