State of AlaskaDouglas 99824
Full Time
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Corrections Nurse 1 / 2

State of Alaska
Full Time Alaska Department of Corrections, 802 3rd St, Douglas, AK 99824, United States Apply before 9/28/2023 5:00


***The Department of Corrections is currently offering a hire incentive bonus of up to $15,000.00. The incentive bonus will be paid in two equal installments, minus mandatory deductions. The first installment will be paid 90 calendar days after the first day of employment, and upon demonstrating an overall mid-acceptable performance rating.  The second and final installment will be paid upon the employee's successful completion of the probationary period. Payments will be due within sixty (60) calendar days of such request.  To receive an incentive, employees are expected to agree to a three-year term of employment with the Department of Corrections.***   

The Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC), Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services is recruiting for a Corrections Nurse 1/2 to join the team in Anchorage, Alaska
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  What you will be doing:
The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Triage and assess patients;
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments;
  • Provide general nursing care to patients;
  • Provide, participate, and assist in therapeutic activities;
  • Maintain patient medical records;
  • Observe, document, and report changes in the physical and mental conditions of the inmates;
  • Be team-oriented; 
  • Handle crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.

Our organization mission and culture:
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.
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.

The benefits of joining our team:
As a Corrections Nurse you will be part of a team and enjoy work/life balance.
HARS offers free online education for CEUs through Relias.

The working environment you can expect:
This Position works week on / week off between all the Department of Corrections Facilities:
Anchorage Correctional Complex (ACC)
Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (AMCC) - Nome
Goose Creek Correctional Center (GCCC) - Wasilla
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC) - Eagle River
Ketchikan Correctional Center (KCC)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center (LCCC) - Juneau
Mat-Su Pretrial (MSPT) - Palmer
Palmer Correctional Center (PCC)
Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) - Seward
Wilwood Correctional Center (WCC) - Kenai
Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC) Bethel

These facilities provide a variety of medical services to patient populations ranging from 100 to 1500 in size. Nurses working in correctional settings must become fluent in our policy, procedures and protocols as well as have a deep understanding of their scope of practice. Communication is key in this setting, the ability to work with the variety of specialties within Health and Rehabilitation Service in order to meet standard of care and fulfill our Mission and Vision.

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Who we are looking for:
Desired strengths essential to this position:
  • Demonstrate excellent work habits such as punctuality, attendance, and observation of safety regulations;
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases, immunizations, and tuberculosis screening;
  • Knowledge of substance abuse and related treatment(s);
  • Medication Administration and evaluation of responses to medication;
  • Procedures such as dressing changes, phlebotomy and providing patient education; 
  • Ability to critically think and function independently and handle various situations in a calm and effective manner.

Minimum Qualifications

Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska;
Successful completion of a formal training plan as a Corrections Nurse I with the State of Alaska;
One year of entry level experience as a Registered Nurse. Examples of this experience include but are not exclusively limited to prior service as a Corrections Nurse I, Psychiatric Nurse I, or Nurse I with the State of Alaska or its equivalent with another employer.
Combinations of prior training and experience in other specializations of nursing care (e.g., Med-Surg, Psychiatric, Public Health, Critical Care) will be evaluated for comparability on a case-by-case basis. 

Special Note: 
Candidates not currently licensed by the State of Alaska, who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska and requisite qualifying experience, may apply for vacancies in this job class. Applicants qualifying under this option may receive a conditional job offer; however, proof of licensure will be required prior to final appointment and reporting for duty.
Some positions may require the successful applicant to pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.
Some positions may require the successful applicant to provide proof they are free from active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time of hire. Employees are required to be tested annually. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Additional Required Information

Applicants are required to either attach the following to their application or provide at time of interview:

  • Professional Licenses: Alaska Registered Nursing License
  • List of three (3) professional references
  • Resume

This position requires travel outside the Anchorage area. Travel often varries from 7 - 10 days.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

This position is flexibly staffed. The level of the job offer will be based on the selected candidate’s eligibility. If hired at the lower level, you will be promoted to the higher-level job class after completing the training plan and meeting the minimum qualifications.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies. 

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has beenconvicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to 

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Contact Information

Madrian Shirley
Acting Chief Nursing Officer 
Phone: 907-269-7308
Fax: 907-269-7310