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Program & Administrative Support

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These positions provide both a valuable extension of the PHN services to larger populations and an introduction to opportunities in the health occupations. The Health Program Associates and the Public Health Nurse Aides provide direct client and clinical program support in the larger public health centers. They may be involved in disease control outreach, contact follow-up, and health education; clinic support and scheduling; clinical supply ordering and stocking; communicating with patients on instructions; and assisting with screening and clinical specimens. There are 3 Health Program Associates and 6 PHN Aide positions.

Nurse II

Nurse II is the journey level in the Nurse series. Incumbents perform the full range of nursing duties requiring knowledge of nursing principles and procedures; and may provide direction, assign work, and make recommendations on actions on various personnel matters. This position is only available in our Bethel location at this time.

Class Specification: Nurse II


Not your typical desk job!!! The Administrative support positions include Office Assistants I, II, and IV, as well as Administrative Assistants II. These positions are service facilitators and provide critical support to the PHN services and programs through varied clerical, financial and accounting, data entry, reception and client support and outreach, personnel and payroll support, travel support, and a wide range of problem solving with the nursing staff. They perform a valuable service to their community in facilitating public health services.

The Office Assistant I/II positions provide an excellent entry into health services, medical terminology and clinic support activities, or to career paths for moving up into more administrative positions within the section, such as Office Assistant IV and Administrative Assistant II, as well as other positions with the State of Alaska. The work is varied and challenging from day to day, and provides important support for the clients and services. Frequently these positions are the first contact for the public.

Administrative Officer

The Administrative Officer for the Section of Public Health Nursing is the overall manager for administrative procedures and policies, the budgeting, fiscal, accounting and human resources work of the Section. This position is a part of the Department Support Services but assigned to and an essential part of the Section’s overall management. There is one Administrative Officer II position.

Class Specification: Administrative Officer II

Public Health Informaticist II

Public Health Informaticists apply specialized expertise in public health and/or informatics concepts, methods, and tools to provide consultation and advisory services related to the research, design, development, implementation, assessment, and ongoing management and maintenance of clinical or other public health-related information management systems.

Class Specification: Public Health Informaticist II

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