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Nurse I (On-Call) 06-N07106

at Alaska Department of Administration

Pay: up to $33.94/hour
$33.94 - $
Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2356805
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API)
is seeking interested individuals to fill our
On-Call Nurse I (Psychiatric)  position.

Under the general supervision of a Nursing Shift Supervisor, this on-call, non-permanent position is responsible for 24-hour nursing care to mentally ill patients at Alaska Psychiatric Institute for Day, Evening, or Night shifts.

This position will work on an as-needed basis.

Vacancies will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified.

Essential duties of this position:
  • Provide skilled nursing care to patients; individualized patient assessment and care; participate in therapeutic activities as facilitator or co-facilitator.
  • Administer medications to patients and provide education including expected outcomes, possible side effects, and any food/drug interactions.
  • Transcribe all orders, recording information in each patient's electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR), and chart regarding patients' behavior and responses to medication treatment.
  • Complete nursing assessments on newly admitted patients, patients on close observation special status, or patients that may require emergency seclusion or restraint.
  • Determine and prioritize individual nursing needs.
  • Give direction to Office Assistant I's, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Psychiatric Nurse Assistants; including work assignments and monitoring those assignments for both completion and accuracy.
  • Maintain the flow of patient care in relation to the patient's individual treatment plan, and individualized interventions.
  • Report any changes in patient behavior, responses to treatment, or changes in overall status to the appropriate member of the Treatment Team.
  • Understand the importance of the unit milieu and explain unit programs to patients.
  • Trained in Team Solutions and is responsible in assuring that all unit programs are accomplished each shift.
  • De-escalating unpredictable, dangerous, or violent behavior.  Intervene non-verbally, verbally, or physically with patients who may cause harm to themselves or others.
  • Recognize potential hazards to keeping a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Make frequent rounds to check patient location and safety.
  • Under supervision, meet with family, significant others, consultants, and representatives of other healthcare agencies.

Desired Strengths for this position:
  • Possess a current Nursing license in Alaska, or is eligible to receive an RN license.
  • Experience working with mentally ill or developmentally disabled individuals is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, with good judgment.
  • Ability to apply discretion in handling confidential information and situations; while exercising a high degree of tact, discretion, and sound judgment in the performance of the work.
  • Possess good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and productively manage time.
  • Ensure compliance with numerous deadlines while working effectively under pressure and continual interruption; reorganizing priorities in a dynamic, frequently changing work environment.
  • Above average communication skills with the ability to convey information courteously, accurately, and effectively.
  • Ability to answer questions and determine appropriate course of action relative to incoming messages, calls, or requests.
  • Interpersonal skills will be utilized on a daily basis through interaction with a diverse cross-section of people and organizations.
  • Aptitude to establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of personalities.
  • Competently operate common computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Electronic Health Records.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background Check.
To view the general description and example duties for a
 Nurse I (Psychiatric) please go to the following link:

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a school of nursing, accredited by the National League for Nursing or license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

Special Note: 

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

For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.

Additional Required Information

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.
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 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.

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 will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

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 is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume" 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.


This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

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.

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains.  For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

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: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

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

For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name:  Cynthia Montgomery, Nursing Director
Phone: (907) 269-7190
Fax: (907) 269-7225