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Homer, Alaska
Job Type
7 Sep 2023

Delivery of age-specific, direct patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing care to patients utilizing the Nursing Process and within the framework of standards for nursing practice as established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association as well as the Emergency & Outpatient Services department policies and procedures. The RN assumes leadership responsibilities, which include delegation of work to other levels of employees.

The RN is accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families, according to the individualized needs of the patient and following the nursing process in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and care for patients of all ages including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric, as applicable. RN must be competent to access and analyze patient information and history with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial, spiritual, and chronological maturation process. RN accepts and promotes professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. The position coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship and directs and coordinates care given by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's), Nurse Graduate preceptees and Nursing students. The RN performs all duties in a manner that supports the team concept, collaborative caring and reflects the philosophy of the Emergency & Outpatient Services Department and the mission of South Peninsula Hospital.


  1. Education: Graduate of an accredited / approved School of Nursing.
  2. Licensure / Certification: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.
  3. Experience: One year Registered Nurse experience in an Emergency Department setting with 3 years preferred. One year experience in Med-Surg preferred.
  4. Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  5. TNCC & ENPC and PALS preferred. Must complete within one year of hire.
  6. English Language: Must be able to read, write and speak English clearly.
  7. Other qualifications: Schedule varies to meet department needs. Ability/willingness to be on call, as required.
  8. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, and work with a variety of health care team members effectively.

The ED is a 9 bed unit which provides emergency services 24 hours per day. There are nine exam rooms including one large two bedroom set up for trauma and CODE situations. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained; most work is performed inside. This position requires walking, standing for extended periods of time, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, and the ability to lift 50 pounds without injury to self or others. This position has a Category I Risk of exposure to bio-hazardous materials. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, falls and muscle strains. Working hours and days may fluctuate based on the demands of the department and hospital.

Work, play, and live in beautiful Homer, Alaska, on stunning Kachemak Bay! Wonderful quality of life in Homer friendly people, quality public schools, comprehensive health and wellness care, a vibrant art community, amazing restaurants and world class recreational opportunities hiking, fishing (salmon, halibut and more!), kayaking, boating, sightseeing and much more!

South Peninsula Hospital (SPH) is the healthcare provider of choice, with a dynamic and dedicated team committed to service excellence. SPH has been three times named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide, based on the iVantage Health Analytic's Hospital Strength survey.

SPH, located in the heart of Homer, Alaska, is a 22-bed Acute Care, 9-bed Emergency Department, 3 room Labor and Delivery, critical access hospital with an attached 28-bed Long Term Care facility. Our staff of over 500 uses state-of-the art technology and equipment to provide services to our rural community of over 15,000 residents. Homer is located on the Kenai Peninsula, and about a four hour drive to Anchorage.

We offer excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, $2,000 annual Health Reimbursement Account, 403b retirement plan, $500 annual Health & Wellness reimbursement, generous paid time off/vacation time, student loan assistance, tuition reimbursement, and a relocation bonus!

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  • Job Reference: 1108275352-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: South Peninsula Hospital
  • Location: Homer, Alaska
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent