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Relief Registered Nurse
Job Code:2021-352
FT/PT Status:On-Call Relief
Summary of Responsibilities:

“AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is anon-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency.”

  • This includes the initial and ongoing assessment of behavioral/health needs, the facilitation of medical interventions, and the maintenance of all residential policies and procedures associated with health care delivery.
  • The RN is the liaison between the Medical Director, professional contract staff, and the direct care providers.
  • The RN adheres to standards and regulations as set forth by the agency,
  • The Joint Commission and OCS licensing and maintains Performance Improvement Activities for these services.
  • The RN is expected to abide by all safety rules and regulations of the facility.
  • The responsibilities of the RN are carried out according to the AK Child & Family policies, mission and philosophy of care.

*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

All employees with AK Child & Family are required to be in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid COVID vaccine mandate.  The mandate requires that by 2/14/22, staff at all health care facilities must have received their first dose of a 2-shot series (Moderna or Pfizer, currently) or a single dose of a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson and Johnson, currently) with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate. Staff must complete this step before they can provide any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients.  By 3/15/22, all staff with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate, must complete the primary vaccination series.


Relief employees are eligible for:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan


  • $32.00 - $35.00 per hour
  • Annual raises are based on the annual budget and not guaranteed each year.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:


  • The Relief RN is supervised by the Chief Clinical Officer, with medical supervision provided by the Medical Director.
  • The Relief RN collaborates with all other disciplines through interdisciplinary teamwork and assigned committee responsibilities.
  • The Relief RN is a member of the Residential Services department and coordinates health care delivery with all members of the treatment team.
  • The Relief RN adheres to the professional ethics of the American Nursing Association.
  • The Relief RN collaborates and coordinates services with all AK Child & Family staff and outside professional contractors via established committees and performance improvement activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The RN must have the ability to relate to and have experience in working with emotionally challenged children/adolescents.
  • Experience with this population in a psychiatric or residential setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis, assessment and use of psychotropic medications is also preferred.
  • Experience in acute assessment of children’s physical needs and phlebotomy preferred.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills are essential as is the ability to work on an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Skills associated with sensitivity to serving culturally diverse populations are preferred.
  • This position requires the ability to participate in a rotating on call system for evenings and weekends.

Education and experience:

  • A Registered Nursing degree is mandatory, bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working with emotionally challenged children/adolescents is preferred as is experience in a residential setting.






Physical Demands:


  • The Relief RN will use a vehicle to access AK Child & Family campuses for work related activities and produce all documentation required for driving.
  • The Relief RN will perform computer data input and report preparation.
  • The RN will work with file cabinets up to 55" in height and copy machines up to 44" in height.