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Licensed Practical Nurse, On-Call (PCN N09021

State of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted May 11, 2021.

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Licensed Practical Nurse, On-Call (PCN 06-N09021)

Job Description This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition  to determine if you qualify.

The mission of the Division of the Alaska Pioneer Homes is: “Providing elder Alaskans a home and community, celebrating life through its final breath.”
 
This on-call position is a member of an outstanding nursing and direct care staff at the Anchorage Pioneer Home and plays a vital role in providing care and support in a safe environment for up to one hundred sixty-nine (169) residents.
Our division values are: Positive Attitude: “We enjoy what we do.” Optimism inspires open-mindedness and creativity.

Love: “We love who we serve.” Out of love and respect for our residents, we put their needs before staff convenience.

Accountability: “We do what we say.” We are accountable to our residents, to their families and to each other.

Accepting responsibility is essential as we plan and deliver care.

Trust: “We say what we mean.” Open and honest communication is crucial to earning the trust of our residents, their families and our coworkers.

Excellence: “We provide excellent care, every resident, every day every time.” Our own excellence inspires excellence in others, including residents, families and our coworkers.

What you will be doing: Provide high quality care to assisted living home residents in a warm, supportive, and caring manner.

This position provides clinical and medication administration to residents and clinical support to the care teams.

Focus will be on quality resident care, the growth, development, and empowerment of health care teams, and the promotion of assisted living philosophy and statutes.
The benefits to joining our team: This position is part of an amazing team with opportunities to make a positive impact on the quality of life for our Alaskan elders by providing excellent person-centered loving care and services.

This position is surrounded by elder residents with many years of life experiences and wisdom who are in varying stages of their life journey.
 
The working environment you can expect: This job is located in the Anchorage Pioneer Home, an assisted living home at 923 W 11th Ave in Anchorage, Alaska.

It overlooks an area known as the Park Strip with views of the Chugach Mountains easily visible from most floors of the home.

This position works under the direction of a registered nurse as part of our direct care staff and is responsible for providing assistance and personal care to the residents living in the home.
 
Who we are looking for: Position-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that are desired or contribute to the success in this position: Considerable knowledge and skill of the principles and practices of nursing, behavior, and needs of patients.

Ability to observe and evaluate reactions and changes in the physical behavioral and mental condition of patients and to think and act quickly in emergencies.

Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with patients.

Ability to administer treatments and medications and observe for and report adverse reactions.

Ability to maintain records and to prepare clear, concise reports.

Other Job information: This position is in support of the Pioneer Home, which is a 24 hour facility.

This Pioneer Home is an Eden Alternative facility, where the environment includes contact with plants, flowers, and pets including cats, dogs, fish and birds.

Employees of the Pioneer Home receive continual screening for tuberculosis and criminal history.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position.

Your complete application (, including supplemental questions,) will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for the Licensed Practical Nurse position, please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/ classspecs Minimum Qualifications
A diploma or certificate from an accredited school in practical nursing and eligibility for licensure as a practical nurse with the State of Alaska.
Special Requirements: Physical strength to lift, assist and transfer patients.
Special Note: 
For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Additional Required Information
At time of interview applicant must provide: 
Two (2) professional references (including work/supervisor-related) and three (3) character references (personal) with current contact information.

If selected and prior to hire, applicant will be asked to:  Submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check screening.

Provide current evidence to be free from active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with test results dated within the last 12 months prior to start date.

Provide a copy of current CPR and First Aid certificate(s), if available.

Provide current evidence of negative results to COVID-19 testing performed within two (2) weeks prior to start date.

See IMPORTANT NOTE below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of the employment requirement at this unprecedented time COVID-19 testing with negative results will be required prior to appointment.
Please read the below information carefully.

This applies to your application submission.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.

Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience.

Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions.

Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.
 
EDUCATION 
To verify education being used to meet the required 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 being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application.

(Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts).

Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.
 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable.

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.

state university 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 state university.

It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. 
WORK EXPERIENCE
When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time.

Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met.

Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application.

If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.
 
If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.

Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.

This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered.

If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.
NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting “see resume or CV” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
 
The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.
 
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