Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 1 (PA/APRN 1 - 20-6186)

Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 1 (PA/APRN 1 - 20-6186)


$4,108.50 - $4,551.75 Biweekly


Wasilla, AK

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number





Inmate Health Care

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/29/2023 10:39 AM Alaska


Health and Rehabilitation Services

Position Open To

All Applicants

Bargaining Unit

General Government




Job Description


***The Department of Corrections is currently offering a hire incentive bonus of up to $15,000.00. The incentive bonus will be paid in two equal installments, minus mandatory deductions. The first installment will be paid 90 calendar days after the first day of employment, and upon demonstrating an overall mid-acceptable performance rating.  The second and final installment will be paid upon the employee's successful completion of the probationary period. Payments will be due within sixty (60) calendar days of such request.  To receive an incentive, employees are expected to agree to a three-year term of employment with the Department of Corrections.***   




The Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitation Services, is recruiting for two Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 1 position located in our Goose Creek Correctional Center (GCCC) located in Wasilla, AK.


Watch Alaska DOC HARS video here:


What you will be doing:

As a provider, you will care for the emergent, urgent and chronic care needs of inmates assigned to Goose Creek Correctional Center. You will act as the liaison between facility and local physicians and hospitals, dealing directly with the collaborating physician or as required with outside agencies on treatment plans. You will prescribe Schedule II-V drugs as appropriate in accordance with State licensing requirements and the prescriptive authority by the Alaska Board of Nursing or the Alaska Medical Board.


Our organization, mission and culture:
The HARS Mission Statement: To provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach.  We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.
The Department of Corrections is constitutionally and statutorily mandated to provide for the health and welfare of offenders committed to the custody of AK DOC.  In an ambulatory care setting, the Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services (HARS) provides essential healthcare in secure facilities that serve sentenced and unsentenced offenders ages 16 and older.  HARS also provides infirmary care to offenders who are pre- and post-op or who have medical conditions that require a higher level of care.
HARS Vision Statement: We are committed to the well-being of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections.   Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner.  We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.


The benefits of joining our team:

The position has significant autonomy. With autonomy, the provider works with nurses, behavioral health and social workers to provide overall care for the inmate. The provider is never left alone; help from other providers is always available by phone or in person. The administrative roles of this position are unique. The ability to not only review the quality of the care provided but to craft policy to improve quality are not often tasked to advanced practice professionals.

The work environment you can expect:

The nursing staff and providers work in tandem to provide medical care for inmates. Providers often work with another advanced practice professional or physician. The nursing staff care for the medical needs of the inmates within their scope through protocols written by the chief medical officer. Additional duties will be performed in the central HARS office.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a provider who has an interest in working with an underserved population and enjoys working with a team. Experience working in the criminal justice system is a plus. This position requires an experienced provider (5+ years). EHR use daily and computer skills are required.

  • Incumbents in this job class possess a State of Alaska license (or demonstrated eligibility to obtain Alaska license) and national certification for Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; 

  • The successful applicant must also possess, or be able to obtain, an unrestricted DEA number to prescribe Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs.

***Special Salary Note:   

The starting salary for this position is dependent upon difficulty in recruitment.  Additionally, per Letter of Agreement, PA/APRN I with the Department of Corrections are paid at one salary step above the earned step.




Minimum Qualifications

Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

Special Note:
Candidates not currently licensed by the State of Alaska, who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska may apply for vacancies in this job class. Applicants qualifying under this option may receive a conditional job offer; however, proof of licensure will be required prior to final appointment and reporting for duty.
Some positions require the successful applicant to pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.
Some positions require the successful applicant to provide proof they are free from active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time of hire. Employees may be required to be screened annually. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Shift assignments and on-call availability may be required.

Some positions require application for and renewal of a DEA Registration Number with various designation(s) from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration allowing them to write prescriptions for a variety of controlled substances as a government health care provider. These positions will additionally register with the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

In addition to maintaining Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensing requirements, some positions may require maintenance of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support, registration with a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, National Provider Identifier number, and others as appropriate. 

Additional Required Information



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 the interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the 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. post-secondary institution 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 post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles 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.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

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.

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 in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to
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Contact Information

Hope Zachman, PA-C
Health Practitioner 2
Phone: 907-269-7301


State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)


Wasilla, AK

8 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-09-29