OPEN RECRUITMENT: Registered Nurse

Anchorage, AK, US
Aug 07, 2019
Position Type:
Nurse: Registered Nurse/Registered Nurse

Date Posted:


Bargaining Unit: ACE
Work Year: 180 days per year
Work Day: 8 hours per day
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Range: ACE D

This job posting is open on a year round basis for recruitment and does not indicate a specific vacancy. Hiring managers will review and consider applications as vacancies become available. Applicants should submit a new updated application on an annual basis. Salary will fluctuate based on experience and part time/full time position availability.

Job Summary
The Registered Nurse assesses and assists in providing for health and nursing needs of Anchorage School District students. The nurse conducts a continuous assessment of the student's health and development status; develops and executes a plan of care in coordination with the student's family and physician and the school staff. The nurse may provide clinical supervision to both licensed and unlicensed personnel. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. State of Alaska registered nurse license certification or a state of AK temporary nursing license and must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) within 120 days of hire and receive a permanent nursing license certification. Current BLS card.Must be able to apply the standards of clinical nursing practice as the basis for accountability and direction. The standards of care include assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.Must be able to apply a clinical knowledge base for decision-making in nursing and intervene in serious situations that arise suddenly and threaten the life or welfare of a student.Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and staff.Must be able to use effective expressive and receptive verbal skills, reflective of both articulate speech and good listening skills.

The following is preferred:
  1. Two years of experience as a registered nurse.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success.Provides high quality student-centered care.Collects and analyzes pertinent data and information relative to the student's health or the situation to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.Identifies expected outcomes for a nursing plan individualized to the student or the situation.Develops, implements and evaluates a nursing plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.Coordinates care delivery with parents, staff and providersProvides nursing services including:
    1. Interpreting health history and develop appropriate care planImmunization status reviewTreatmentsMedicationDiabetes and seizure managementHealth counselingLinkage with community providersHealth promotionInjury and disease prevention, intervention, and education
    Provides skilled nursing procedures within the standards of clinical nursing practice:
    1. Feeding: nasogastric feeding, gastrostomy feeding, nasogastric tube insertion, nasogastric tube removal, gastrostomy tube reinsertion, machine troubleshooting and maintenance for continuous pump feeding.Catheterization: clean intermittent catheterization, sterile catheterization, Crede, external catheter care, and care of indwelling catheter.Medical Support Systems: ventricular peritoneal shunt, mechanical ventilator, phrenic nerve pacing, continuous and intermittent oxygen, medical machine troubleshooting and maintenance.Medications: oral, injection, intravenous, epi-pen allergy kit, inhalation, topical, per nasogastric tube, per gastrostomy tube, per nebulizer, and special medication mixing procedures.Ostomies: ostomy care, and ostomy irrigation.Respiratory Assistance: postural drainage, percussion, pharyngeal and tracheotomy suctioning, tracheotomy tube replacement, tracheotomy care, peak flow meter, and manual bag resuscitation.Screenings: monitors vital signs.Specimen Testing: blood glucose.Other Healthcare Procedures: seizure monitoring, soaks, dressings, position changes for skin pressure releases, and range of motion.Development of Protocols: health care plans, treatment and emergency protocols with physician and school nurse consultation.

Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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