PHN is the entry level for incumbents who have received training in general professional nursing skills and practices but have not had the 2 years of clinical experience required of a Public Health Nurse I/II. Preventive nursing care is stressed in order to promote, maintain, and restore optimal health.
· Promotes health of infant and young children by screening and assessing children through village clinic
· Immunize according to the State of Alaska Public Health Nursing guidelines.
· Counsel parents/care givers re; growth and development, nutrition, normal behavior, safety, discipline and parenting and educate to promote healthy behavior in parents and children.
· Report and refer identified or suspected child abuse/neglect.
PHN I/II gains experience in planning and providing for a broad range of generalized community health nursing services to individuals, families and communities. Document services on prescribed forms, keep accurate and legally adequate patient records, Utilize RPMS or organization’s approved electronic health record system, participate in Task Forces, interdisciplinary, interagency and community action groups and promotions, as assigned.
· Coordinate and participate in School Health TB Screening as assigned and refer clients with positive TB test for further evaluation.
· Participates in epidemiological investigations to identify and locate persons who have, or are suspected of having, infectious diseases in order to encourage and ensure their treatment.
· Provide information to Community Health Aides (CHA) about clinical services and public health topics as requested.
· Participate in public health emergency response as needed.
USA accredited Associate Degree in Nursing. Must obtain a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. Must maintain a Basic Life Support card.
All above qualifications. USA accredited Bachelor Degree in Nursing, or USA accredited Associate Degree in Nursing with 2 years nursing experience in a health center or community health field.
All of the above qualifications. One year experience as a PHN I. Completion of individual training plan as required by the State of Alaska which may include well child, TB, STD curriculum.
Come join a compassionate and adventurous team in a wonderful professional work environment. You will get to live above the Arctic Circle, discover Inupiat culture and experience life on the tundra with intriguing people who are balancing the preservation of their traditional language and customs while implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality service.
• Relocation for the employee and family
• Subsidized housing
• Large PTO earnings & cash out options
• Free health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance for the employee
• And more! Please contact Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Job Location- https://www.nwabor.org/village/kotzebue/
Kotzebue is located 549 air miles northwest of Anchorage and is 33 miles above the Arctic Circle. There are no highway systems that connect the region with the rest of the state, however Kotzebue’s Ralph Wein Memorial Airport supports daily jet service to Anchorage and Nome as well as smaller prop-driven aircraft to 11 surrounding villages.