The Alaska Department of Corrections, Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services, is recruiting for a Corrections Nurse 3, for the Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) located in Fairbanks, Alaska
What you will be doing:
In this role, you will oversee the Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) Nursing team. You will provide comprehensive nursing care to the inmate population, provide consultation, direction and support to all the staff at FCC.
You will be working in a leadership role that will work within a multidisciplinary team assuring that all standards and legal requirements are met. One of the primary responsibilities include assisting the Institutional Health Care Officer in ensuring that health services are planned, organized, and delivered in the most efficient and effective manner and that medical policies are implemented. Specifically, you will oversee and evaluate electronic health record systems and information systems ensuring operation is in accordance to internal and external standards and legal requirements.
Our mission, organization and culture:
The HARS Mission Statement:
To provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach. We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.
HARS Vision Statement
We are committed to the wellbeing of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections. Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner. We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.
The benefits of joining our team:
As a Corrections Nurse you will be part of a team and enjoy work/life balance.
HARS offers free online education for CEUs through Relias.
The work environment you can expect:
TheFairbanks Correctional Center is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is anintake facility providing a variety of medical services to approximately a 300person population.
Nurses working in correctional settings must become fluentin our policy, procedures and protocols as well as have a deep understanding oftheir scope of practice. Communication is key in this setting, the ability towork with the variety of specialties with in Health and Rehabilitation Servicein order to meet standard of care and fulfill our Mission and Vision.
For more information please visit our website: https://doc.alaska.gov/institutions
Who we are looking for:
Desired strengths essential to this position:
Strong leadership, management, and supervisory skills
Ability to motivate and support staff excellence and growth
Knowledge of substance abuse and related treatment(s)
Strong clinical skills which include medication Administration and evaluation of responses to medication
Strong Communication skills and the ability to critically think and function independently and handle various situations in a calm and effective manner
CORRECTIONS NURSE III
Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.
Two years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse, one of which must have been at the full-performance/journey level. Examples of this latter experience include but are not exclusively limited to prior service as a Corrections Nurse II, Psychiatric Nurse II, or Nurse II with the State of Alaska or its equivalent with another employer.
Combinations of prior training and experience in other specializations of nursing care (e.g., Med-Surg, Psychiatric, Public Health, Critical Care) will be evaluated for comparability on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates not currently licensed by the State of Alaska, who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska and requisite qualifying experience, may apply for vacancies in this job class. Applicants qualifying under this option may receive a conditional job offer; however, proof of licensure will be required prior to final appointment and reporting for duty.
Some positions may require the successful applicant to pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.
Some positions may require the successful applicant to provide proof they are free from active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time of hire. Employees are required to be tested annually. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION
Professional Licenses: Alaska Registered Nursing License
List of three (3) professional references
A detailed cover letter highlighting your knowledge, skills and abilities, as pertaining to the strengths and responsibilities listed above, is required.
The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the 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 credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. 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. post-secondary institution 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 post-secondary institution or high school. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS/APSIN/ACOMS
Please be aware - this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.
All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.
MULTIPLE VACANCIES NOTICE
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska.
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
Name:Toni Hackney, Chief Nursing Officer
State Of Alaska