Public Health Nurse V

Workplace Alaska - Juneau, AK

Full-time | Part-time
The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended.

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 (PHN) V in Juneau.

This is an exciting opportunity to:
Manage, lead and support staff of approximately 39 to provide population-based, public health nursing services in Southeast communities from Valdez to Ketchikan covering an area of over 95,000 square miles.
Become a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Section of Public Health Nursing (SOPHN) for the State of Alaska
Protect and improve the health of Alaskans through partnering with individuals, communities, and systems while championing self-reliance, dignity, and cultural integrity
Live and work in "The Last Frontier" of Alaska!

This position is located in Juneau, Alaska, which sits in the panhandle of Southeast Alaska, two and a half hours by air from Seattle.

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The PHN V position contributes to the mission and goals of the section by administering and providing accountability for efficient, effective, caring, and high quality public health nursing services in the Southeast region. Responsibilities include assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating public health nursing programs and services; leading and managing Southeast region personnel; overseeing regional operations including strategic planning, budget and facility management; and providing community health leadership through collaboration, coordination and networking with local governments, partner agencies and community members.

The PHN V works under the supervision of the Chief of the Section of Public Health Nursing. The PHN V leads population-based, public health nursing services in partnership with individuals, communities, groups, organizations and systems on the core functions (community assessment, policy development and assurance) and 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 and in accordance with the Scope and Standards of Public Health Nursing Practice (ANA).

The PHN V provides oversight and guidance through leadership and supervision of PHN programs to advance the health of population by addressing six external priorities and one internal priority, including sexually transmitted infections; vaccine preventable disease; emergency preparedness; domestic violence/interpersonal violence; tuberculosis; substance misuse; and external communication. In addition, the PHN V is a member of the Section of Public Health Nursing management team composed of fellow PHN IVs, Nurse Consultants, PHN Vs, Deputy Chief, and Section Chief. The PHN V is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team. In collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, the PHN V creates policies, assists in the development and execution of the Section and Division strategic plans, provides oversight for financial management of the Region, and provides leadership to assure the delivery of competent public health nursing services.

Some duties and responsibilities include assessing, planning, implementing change, and evaluating change results in concert with PHN staff; sustaining a work culture of accountability, collaboration, empathy, health equity, initiative, integrity, and respect; and promoting evidence-based and practice-based public health nursing through assessment of the social determinants of health, and strategic intervention.

For information about the Division of Public Health, the Section of Public Health Nursing, and recruiting video, please click on the hyperlinks:

We are looking for the following demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:
Specialized clinical knowledge of nursing skills and practice;
Sound knowledge of public health philosophy, principles, and practices as related to public health with a special focus on population-based individual, community, and system care;
Sound knowledge, and leadership in the application of the American Nurses' Association Public Health Nurse and the Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice, as well as the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals;
Sound knowledge and application of the American Nurses' Association Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice;
Strong leadership skills;
High degree of interpersonal relationship/collaboration skills;
Excellent writing and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and skills in adult learning concepts;
Strong organizational skills, such as the ability to prioritize and organize workload, time, materials, and resources;
Strong computer skills, ability to use computer for email, word processing, internet searches, producing, and carrying out web-based, long-distance learning;
Sound judgment and decision-making skills;
Flexible and able to quickly adapt to change and willingness to learn;
Self-motivated, works independently, completes projects, and works within the team environment;
Knows when to seek consultation and support, and does so as needed;
Able to maintain a strong working knowledge of Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, and Nursing Administration Scope & Standards of Practice;
Provides exceptional customer service to both our SOPHN employees and the communities we serve; and
Goes the extra mile to get the job done.

Approximately 20% of time will be spent traveling to public health nursing sites throughout the region and to management meetings. This will require an adventurous spirit and ability to travel in small planes and boats to access the most remote areas of our diverse state.

This position requires that the incumbent have a valid Alaska Driver's License.

At time of application:
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should be in standard business format and should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience listed in the job description above.

Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not provide a cover letter as required, your application package will be determined as incomplete.

To view the general description and example duties for a

Public Health Nurse V, please go to the following link:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Public Health, Health Care Services, Health Care Administration, or a closely related field;
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.
Four 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 IV or Nurse Consultant II for the State of Alaska, or equivalent elsewhere.
Two years of lead, managerial and/or supervisory 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.

A cover letter, in standard business format, highlighting your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience listed in the job description above.

At time of interview applicant must submit:
1. A copy of their current Registered Nurse License (from any state)
2. Three (3) professional references with current contact information.
3. A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) to verify that post-secondary education meets the minimum qualifications.

This position requires that the incumbent have a valid Alaska Driver's License.

If chosen for the position, you will be required to provide the following items prior to employment:

Proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR), and Varicella immunizations.
Proof of Hepatitis B (immunity or a signed declination statement);
Annual influenza vaccination or a signed declination statement;
Proof of Tuberculosis screening within past 12 months;
A copy of current Alaska driver's license; and
A copy of current CPR certification.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

A cover letter is required. The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities, as they pertain to the job description listed above. Please attach the cover letter as a separate document to your application before applying online. If unable to attach to your application, email or fax the cover letter to the contact number provided in the job posting prior to the closing date of this recruitment. Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

To verify education being used to meet the required 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 being 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 or provided at the time of interview.

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.

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

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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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Timothy Struna, MPH, RN
Phone: (907) 334-2250
Fax: (907)334-2270