Provide basic public health nursing services in the examination, assessment and treatment of patients to promote, maintain and restore good health in support of the goals of the Department.
[Substitute employees will work on an as-needed basis]
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Develop skills in the techniques required to provide medical assessments, treatments and counseling to residents within scope of authority.
Assist in providing consultation and nursing services to special patient categories; provides general and special health counseling, patient care instructions, and treatment services, and family planning counseling.
Assist in providing infant and child health assessment, screening and immunization services; educates parents on child development issues and refers clients to other community services.
Support and enhance the patients’ physical and emotional stability; explains nature of illness, plan of care, procedures and treatments to patients, family and significant others
Prepare correspondence, referrals, social histories, narrative nursing activity reports; updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data; maintains appropriate records, prepares reports as required, and maintains patient confidentiality.
Present outreach programs; talks to community groups regarding program services.
Confer and collaborate with other professionals to provide continuum of care.
Present patient and family teaching programs based on identified health care goals.
In the event of an emergency, will follow responsibilities as outlined in the North Slope Borough and program policies and procedures and the CEMP manual.
Respect clients by recognizing their rights and maintaining confidentiality, including HIPAA requirements.
Protect self, co-workers and consumers by following policies and procedures to prevent the spread of blood borne and/or airborne diseases.
Travel to the villages within the North Slope Borough.
May be required to work a non-traditional work schedule to include evening, holidays and weekends and may be subject to 24 hour on-call status.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Department and Borough policies and procedures.
Knowledge of nursing principles and practices of Health teaching, counseling and interviewing.
Knowledge of local community resources.
Demonstrated work experience using PC and common software applications.
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:
Documentation that the individual is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis; Applicant must pass a criminal history background check conducted by the State of Alaska Background Check Unit.
RN Program Diploma or Associate Degree.
Must obtain State of Alaska Registered Nurse Licensure within 90 days of hire.
This is a career ladder position; the incumbent must obtain certification as required by and within time periods specified in the attached chart for advancement.
For each requirement obtained based on the attached schedule, the incumbent will receive pay increases for levels within each level. If the incumbent fails to renew certifications as required, the North Slope Borough will consider expired certificates as not valid; therefore, the incumbent’s rate of pay will be adjusted accordingly.
Note: Public Health Nursing Substitute employees work on an as-needed basis as nonpermanent employees for the borough and therefore have no assurance of continued employment, nor are substitute employees guaranteed future scheduling based upon satisfactory performance. The Borough may release substitute employees without cause, effective upon oral notice by the supervisor.
Substitute employees must maintain all required licensure and certification requirements.
THE NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH IS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract. Your signature indicates that you have read this Job Description and understand the essential functions and essential qualifications of the job.
Department of Health and Social ServicesMissionThe mission of the North Slope Borough Department of Health and Social Services is to support the Healthy Communities Initiative and provide culturally sensitive physical and behavioral health services to the diverse peoples of the North Slope.GoalsDevelop and implement prevention and early intervention education to promote community, family and indiv...idual wellness.Promote wellness and healthy living through personal choice.Provide services and prevention programs to address Elders’ health concerns.Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery.Recruit, develop and retain qualified healthcare professionals from North Slope communities. Promote and advocate self determination, dignity and enhanced quality of life for individuals and families living with seriousand persistent mental illnesses. Located on the northern edge of Alaska, North Slope Borough's Department of Health and Social Services provides services to 9,400 residents who live across an area approximately the size of Minnesota. Most experienced practitioners can do the work, but it takes an extraordinary person to embrace the challenges of living in an extreme environment. Located 300 miles above the Arctic Circle, this position is based in Barrow, Alaska, the hub of the North Slope.