The Alaska Department of Corrections is recruiting for a full-time
Health Practitioner I (APRN or PA) positions in Seward, and Pt. Mackenzie, AK.
**NOW OFFERING A HIRING BONUS UP TO $15,000**
Annual stipend for CEUs
Assistance with relocation costs
11 paid holidays per year
Generous annual leave accrual
***These positions are eligible for the Sharp Loan Reimbursement Program***
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.
**Relocation allowance is also available**
The Department of Corrections is constitutionally and statutorily mandated to provide for the health and welfare of offenders committed to the custody of the Alaska Department of Corrections. In an ambulatory care setting, the Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services (HARS) provides essential healthcare in secure facilities that serve sentenced and unsentenced offenders ages 16 and older. HARS also provides infirmary care to offenders who are pre- and post-op or who have medical conditions that require a higher level of care.
In an ambulatory care setting, the Health Practitioner conducts physical examinations, takes medical histories, diagnoses medical conditions, orders tests and x-rays, devises treatment plans and prescribes medications. Health Practitioners must possess (or be eligible for) either an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant license in the State of Alaska. The successful applicant must also possess, or be able to obtain, an unrestricted DEA number to prescribe Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs.
Examples of duties include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting sick call;
- Establishing and maintaining chronic care clinics;
- Making initial assessment and diagnoses; taking medical history, conducting physical examinations and obtaining appropriate diagnostic tests, interpreting findings, providing routine medical care and treatment, and/or making referrals to physicians or specialists as appropriate;
- Documenting all aspects of treatment planning and care in the electronic health care record;
- Acting as the liaison between facility and local physicians and hospitals, dealing directly with the collaborating physician or as required with outside agencies on treatment plans;
- Prescribing Schedule II-V drugs as appropriate in accordance with State licensing requirements and the prescriptive authority by the Alaska Board of Nursing or the Alaska Medical Board.
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: SALARY
The monthly salary for this position is dependent upon both difficulty in recruitment and the exceptional qualifications of the successful candidate as compared to the applicant pool.
SPECIAL NOTE: HIRE INCENTIVE BONUS
The Department of Corrections is currently offering a hire incentive bonus of up to $15,000.00 to newly hired Health Practitioners; $7,500.00 to be paid upon hire and $7,500.00 upon successful completion of the probationary period. To receive the full amount, employees are expected to agree to a three year term of employment with the Department of Corrections. With the exception of lateral transfer or promotion, if the employee voluntarily leaves the position prior to the three year term then the incentive bonus paid will be owed back to the Department on a pro-rated basis according to the employee's length of service. Involuntary separation or resignation during the pendency of an investigation prior to the three year term will result in all paid incentive bonus being owed back to the Department.
For information on open positions or to apply, please visit:
(Please note that you must apply through the Workplace Alaska site to be considered)