Public Health Nurse-Sign on & Relocation inclu

Public Health Nurse-Sign on & Relocation inclu

Indian Health Service | Kotzebue, AK, 99752, US

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Type: Tribal Salary Range: $ 80,000 - $108,000 / Per Year Open Period: 3/1/2022 to 9/30/2022 Summary: Join a compassionate and adventurous team that delivers tribal, health and social services to Kotzebue and its 11 surrounding villages above the Arctic Circle!


Increases depending on experience, education and as determined by the hiring manager.

Relocation, sign-on and retention bonuses, free medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability and retirement for employee, IHS, NHSC and Alaska State loan repayment site, CEU/CME/CDE allowance and paid days, furnished hospital housing for rent, 30 days accrued leave in first year, 11 paid holidays, leave cash out option, no State Income Tax, Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend, employee gym and saunas, close knit community, 5 minute commute/walk to work, endless year-round outdoor activities and ways to enjoy the beauty of Alaska, and more!

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Preventive nursing care is stressed in order to promote, maintain, and restore optimal health. As assignments in this class involve making independent judgments in assessing health status, formulating a nursing diagnosis, identifying health improvement outcomes, developing and implementing strategies and activities, and providing and evaluating nursing services to ensure that successful outcomes are achieved. The Public Health Nurse gains experience in planning and providing for a broad range of generalized community health nursing services to individuals, families and communities. Exercise appropriate caution and safety in the work place and provide consultation and education to public on diseases, vaccines, health promotion etc. Travel to villages as assigned to provide impact services. Duties: • Promotes health of infant and young children by screening and assessing children through village clinic visits with the following priorities: children of teen parents, children of parents with little or no social or economic support, low birth weight or otherwise ill infants, evidence of bonding alteration, parents with history of substance abuse, family violence, child abuse/neglect, handicapping conditions, stillbirth or families with previous Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, multiple birth, child(ren) in foster care.
* Report and refer identified or suspected child abuse/neglect and track families with continuing risk factors, provide monitoring and focused education. Documents information during initial and ongoing assessments in accordance with policies and procedures.
* Screen children according to program guidelines and refer as appropriate for medical, dental, behavioral or developmental evaluation and assist in tracking referral to resolution.
* Provide care coordination, management, receive referrals and perform case finding through EPSDT, WIC, child health encounter etc and refer to appropriate treatment and support resources.
* Coordinate with medical staff and providers to plan, deliver and follow up specialty clinics, assist in scheduling and notification of periodic medical appointments resulting from referrals made during specialty clinics.
* Provide parental support, explain policies and procedures, interpret medical recommendations, encourage compliance, assist in planning, provide liaison between families and care providers and refer to other resources as appropriate.
* Coordinate and participate in School Health TB Screening as assigned and refer clients with positive TB test for further evaluation.
* Perform Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) or Well Child Check-ups (WCC) including physical and developmental screening and refer children with identified problems to appropriate resources, i.e., Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program, Infant Learning Program (ILP), Medical staffs, Dental Clinic, Social Workers, and/or Specialty Clinic. Follow-up until concern is resolved. Identifies adverse findings during initial assessments and takes appropriate actions in accordance with policies and procedures.
* Assist with orientation and training of new nursing staff as assigned concerning agency policies, procedures, and practices.
* Travel to other communities to provide impact PHN services as priorities, communicable disease outbreaks, or if special client needs should occur, review inactive records and authorize or disapprove purging activities based on guidelines. Qualifications: • Associate Degree in Nursing.
* Must obtain a license to practice as a registered nurse in Alaska.
* Experience in a health care or community health field
* Maintain BLS
* Must be willing to travel in small planes and able to life at least 40lbs.
Benefits include
* Relocation for the employee and family
* Sign on/Retention Bonus
* Yearly continuing education compensation
* Subsidized housing
* Retirement
* PTO earnings & cash out options
* Free health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance for the employee
* And more. Please contact for additional information. Work Type: Permanent, Full Announcement #: 2021:OTZ-261 Who May Apply? US Citizens and Status Candidates Get Details & Apply: