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Nurse II New

Juneau, AK


Hiring Company

Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitation Services

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$5,611.00 - $6,621.00 Monthly

Position Description

The Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitation Services is recruiting for a Full-Time Nurse II (Registered Nurse) position located in Juneau, Alaska.

NOW OFFERING A HIRE INCENTIVE BONUS OF UP TO $10,000.00 (See details below)

The Lemon Creek Correctional Center is a multi-function, state operated adult correctional institution located in Juneau, Alaska. The institution has a capacity of 226 male and female inmates and employs 73 staff members.

We seek a highly motivated and qualified Registered Nurse to join our diverse team and provide care to an under-served population.

Nurses work week-on/week-off starting on Thursday and working through Wednesday.  This is a swing shift position.

This position functions primarily in an ambulatory care setting, addressing both chronic and acute health problems. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will perform the full range of nursing duties. This requires knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing and skill in the application of nursing techniques.

If you answer yes to the following questions, this may be the perfect job match for you!

  • Are you eligible for a State of Alaska Registered Nurse License?
  • Are you interested in applying your nursing skills to an underserved population?
  • Are you interested in working a week-on and week-off schedule?
  • Are you able to balance multiple tasks, prioritize workloads, and maintain flexibility?
  • Are you able to function independently and handle various situations in a calm and effective manner?
  • Are you comfortable working in a secure facility environment?
  • Are you able to travel within the state on a regular basis?

The key 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; and
  • Handle crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrate excellent work habits such as punctuality, attendance, and observation of safety regulations;
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases, immunizations, and tuberculosis screening and control;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse and related treatment;
  • Experience with medication, administration, and evaluation of responses to medication;
  • Experience performing therapeutic procedures, such as dressing changes, monitoring blood sugar level, and drawing blood for example.

The Department of Corrections offers all of its Nurses free unlimited access to Continuing Education Credits (CEU) through CE Direct.

Your work history as described in your application, resume, and profile must support your responses to the supplemental questions. Please select the best response for each of the supplemental questions.  You are required to be forthright and honest.

The supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phases of the recruitment and selection process.

The Department of Corrections is currently offering a hire incentive bonus of up to $10,000.00 to newly hired Registered Nurses; $5,000.00 to be paid upon hire and $5,000.00 upon successful completion of the probationary period. To receive the full amount, employees are expected to agree to a three year term of employment with the Department of Corrections. With the exception of lateral transfer or promotion, if the employee voluntarily leaves the position prior to the three year term then the incentive bonus paid will be owed back to the Department on a pro-rated basis according to the employee's length of service. Involuntary separation or resignation during the pendency of an investigation prior to the three year term will result in all paid incentive bonus being owed back to the Department.


The monthly salary for this position is dependent upon both difficulty in recruitment and the exceptional qualifications of the successful candidate as compared to the applicant pool.

Minimum Qualifications

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


  • One year of entry level professional nursing. This experience is equivalent to Nurse I with the State of Alaska.
  • Other combinations of training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability; however, there is no substitution for the required training.

Special Requirements:

  • Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska is required.
  • Some positions are located in institutions providing care for psychiatric or developmentally disabled individuals and require one year experience in these specialized fields.
  • For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
  • Additional Required Information

Please attach to your application or bring with you at time of interview:

  • Resume
  • List of 3 Professional References
  • Copy of Professional License (if able)

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.

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.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also 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. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

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

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.

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.

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Contact Information

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Name: Jill Robinson
Phone: (907) 465-6217

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