Job Description

Homer, AK

Per Diem

Work Hours: Variable


STARTING SALARY: Pay depends on years of experience, for example; $43.94 - $46.64/hr for 0-4 years,10 years of experience is $51.00, 20 years of experience is $56.33, and higher for more years of experience. PLUS evening, night and weekend shift differentials.

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.  

EXCELLENT BENEFITS (for benefit eligible positions, not including Casual positions): Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, up to $2,000 annual Health Reimbursement Account w/health insurance, Generous Paid Time Off/Vacation Time and Sick Time, 8 Paid Holidays Per Year, Health & Wellness Reimbursement, Annual Retention Bonus, 403b Retirement Plan, Company Sponsored Life Insurance, Student Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Reimbursement, Bereavement Leave, In-House Childcare facility coming soon and much more!

The ED is a 9 bed unit which provides emergency services 24 hours per day.  There are nine exam rooms including one large two bed room set up for trauma and CODE situations.  

South Peninsula Hospital is a 22 bed critical access hospital (CAH) located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula.  There is a 28 bed long term care facility attached to the hospital.  

We offer highly competitive wages and benefits including: health/dental/vision/life insurance, 403b retirement plan, health and wellness reimbursement, loan forgiveness, generous paid leave and relocation bonus (for applicable applicants). Apply today!

Homer, Alaska, is a seaside town nestled on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Homer is on the road system, and a four hour drive from Anchorage. If you are looking for community, adventure, culture, scenery or solitude, you'll find all of that and more here!

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