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. 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. Entry level PHN will be mentored by a designated preceptor.
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. Exercise appropriate caution and safety in the work place and provide consultation and education to public on diseases, vaccines, health promotion etc. Collaborate with other staffs, maintaining work space, clinic coverage and adequate supplies. Travel to villages as assigned to provide impact services. PHN must work under close supervision and travel with a PHN I/II for the duration of work plan. Reports Directly to PHN Program Manager.
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.
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
• Sign on/Retention Bonus
• Yearly continuing education compensation
• Subsidized housing
• 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.