Effective July 1, 2020 the wage for this position increased by 1%. The wage listed in this job posting reflects the increase.
The Alaska Department of Corrections, Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services is recruiting for an on-call, non-permanent Corrections Nurse I, at Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla, Alaska.
What you will be doing:
Triage and assess patients;
Administer prescribed medications and treatments;
Provide general nursing care to patients;
Provide, participate, and assist in therapeutic activities;
Maintain patient medical records;
Observe, document, and report changes in the physical and mental conditions of the inmates;
Be team-oriented; and
Handle crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.
Our organization, mission, 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:
Non-permanent employees fill in for full time nursing staff on an as needed basis, such as for scheduled vacations and/or unexpected absences. On-call, non-permanent employees do not work a minimum number of required hours but are instead scheduled to fill in based on the individual's availability. All travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the Department.
The working environment you can expect:
More information about Goose Creek Correctional Center and other DOC facilities can be found online at: https://doc.alaska.gov/institutions.
Who we are looking for, desired strengths:
Demonstrate excellent work habits such as punctuality, attendance, and observation of safety regulations;
Knowledge of communicable diseases, immunizations, and tuberculosis screening;
Knowledge of substance abuse and related treatment(s);
Procedures such as dressing changes, phlebotomy and providing patient education; and
Ability to critically think and function independently and handle various situations in a calm and effective manner.
Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.
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
A detailed cover letter highlighting your knowledge, skills and abilities, as pertaining to the description of desired qualities and responsibilities of the position listed above, is required.
Applicants are required to either attach to their application or provide at time of interview the following:
Cover letter (as described above);
Copy of Current State of Alaska Registered Nursing License; and
List of three (3) professional references.
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.
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Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information