Health Practitioner I (20-N13010)
State of Alaska
 Bethel, AK

The Alaska Department of Corrections, Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services, is recruiting for a part-time relief Health Practitioner I position

in Bethel, Alaska.

(Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Physicians Assistants)

This position will provide relief services for the medical provider at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

Classification Study Notice

This position is currently undergoing review as a part of the Health Practitioner job class study and therefore both the title and the pay range assigned may be subject to change upon the completion of the study.

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.

DOC Health Practitioners work in an ambulatory care setting and conduct physical examinations, take medical histories, diagnose medical conditions, order tests and x-rays, devise treatment plans and prescribe medications. Consulting physicians are available 24/7 for all facilities and some facilities have physicians on-site.

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

DOC provides care to exceptionally ill and complex patients whose medical conditions are further complicated by years of drug use, alcoholism, homelessness and poor access to health care. We are looking for motivated individuals interested in with this challenging, medically under-served population.

HARS Vision Statement:

We are committed to the wellbeing 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 starting 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. Additionally, per Letter of Agreement, Health Practitioner I with the Department of Corrections are paid at one salary step above the earned step.

Must either possess or be eligible for licensure in the State of Alaska as either an Advanced Nurse Practitioner per 12 AAC 44.400 or a Physician's Assistant per 12 AAC 40.400.

Special Note:

Candidates not currently licensed in Alaska may apply. A candidate applying under this option may receive a conditional job offer and may begin work after obtaining the required license.


A detailed cover letter highlighting your knowledge, skills and abilities, as pertaining to the strengths and responsibilities listed above, is required.


Applicants are required to either attach to their application or provide at time of interview the following:

  • Resume;
  • Cover letter (as described above);
  • List of three professional references (at time of interview); and
  • Copy of professional license (at time of interview).


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, 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 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.


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the


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

Name: Hope Zachman

Phone: (907) 269-7300