Registered Nurse – Ketchikan

Under the direction of the SDS Program Director, the Registered Nurse oversees customer care needs providing oversight, training, guidance and support to customer direct support teams. Part-time position working an average of approximately 10 hours per week. This position has flexible hours. Services provided are individualized, customer guided and support independence, community belonging, and quality of life for seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


  • Provide general nursing oversight and support to the department to ensure customers receive quality care;
  • Conduct customer nursing assessments in-person with customers at least every 90 days;
  • Perform Case Management to ensure customers are getting the medical care they need;
  • Remain in contact with customers as frequently as is appropriate to the medical condition of the customer and the complexity of the care to be delivered;
  • Assesses customer’s medical condition to determine if a nursing duty may be safely delegated to a direct support staff;
  • Delegate routine nursing duties to trained direct support staff; such as, medication administration (including oral, g-tube, topical, transdermal, nasal, inhalation, optic, vaginal, or rectal), taking and recording vital signs, checking and recording blood glucose levels, and catheter care, monitoring bodily functions, measuring and recording fluid and food intake and output, simple wound care and personal care;
  • Ensure completion of medication administration training approved by the board of nursing for all direct support staff who assist customers with medication administration;
  • Establish nursing orders to ensure customers are getting the care they need;
  • Oversee, train, document and track all delegated nursing duties performed by assistive personnel;
  • Develop nursing plans that supports customer’s health and safety and addresses medical care tasks that the recipient or their paid and unpaid caregivers can perform;
  • Remain available to direct service staff for consultation as customer condition changes;
  • Communicate with frontline supervisors and customer support teams to ensure continuity of care;
  • Participate in customer team meetings and Person-Centered Planning meetings;
  • Support regulatory compliance for Nurse Delegation and Nursing Oversight and Care Management services;
  • Ensure timely and accurate documentation processing by self and staff that meet documentation requirements. Completes quality assurance reviews of medication documentation;
  • Provide direct service to customers as needed.


  • Knowledge and skill of the principles and practices of nursing, behavior, and needs of patients;
  • Ability to observe and evaluate reactions and changes in the physical behavioral and mental condition of patients;
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with patients;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer programs related to work including but not limited to database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs;
  • Ability to be friendly and outgoing, with a notably positive attitude;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and collaborate with supervisor, direct support staff, the team of frontline supervisors, customers, and their families;
  • Ability to interact and communicate professionally with diverse populations including families, team members, supervisors and the public;
  • Skilled in written/oral communication techniques with diverse populations including families, the public, peers, staff and supervisor;
  • Ability to listen and ask for clarification when necessary, avoid defensiveness, and seek mutual understanding;
  • Ability to provide feedback to and seek feedback from team members, family members, and supervisor in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to maintain mutually respectful boundaries and abide to confidentiality at all times;
  • Ability to adapt to challenging situations and possess creative problem solving skills while working independently;
  • Ability to be dependable and follow through on commitments;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, organize own work, coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and follow up on assignments with minimal direction.


  • Nursing degree or diploma from a state-approved nursing program;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.


Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Must possess and maintain a valid Alaska driver license and vehicle liability insurance.


This position is community and home based and requires the candidate to have a reliable vehicle to transport customers and travel between work locations. Being able to lift fifty pounds and the ability to provide personal care assistance with toileting, showering, and dressing may be required depending on the customer needs. The work schedule may require flexibility with days and hours worked based on customer needs.


Pay: DOE


Download the printable application packet.

Send in applications along with a cover letter to or drop off at our Ketchikan or Craig office.

Position open until filled.