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Job Information
Job Title:  Psychiatric Nurse (RN) 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
Job Reference ID:  43322 
Category:  MEDICAL/HEALTH SERVICES 
Grade:  N1 
Posted Date:  12/06/2018 
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Job Description

The role of Psychiatric Registered Nurse will entail direct psychiatric and medical care to patients of the Arizona State Hospital.  The individual in this role will provide professional and skilled nursing care for patients in collaboration the physician and other disciplines.  This role will perform all aspects of patient care including continuous improvement of the patient’s experience, clinical outcomes, and promoting a healthy work environment.




ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1,550 employees.

 

Visit our website at http://www.azdhs.gov

Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Arizona State Hospital - 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona.  ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses that are under court order for treatment. ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered “the highest and most restrictive” level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status.  Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect.  Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.

JOB SUMMARY

The role of Psychiatric Registered Nurse will entail direct psychiatric and medical care to patients of the Arizona State Hospital.  The individual in this role will provide professional and skilled nursing care for patients in collaboration the physician and other disciplines.  This role will perform all aspects of patient care including continuous improvement of the patient’s experience, clinical outcomes, and promoting a healthy work environment.

This role offers rotating schedules to include any day of the week to meet the needs of the hospital and its patients. We offer 8 and 12 hour work schedules, shift differentials and guaranteed shifts. In addition, we are currently offering a $3,000 sign on bonus for this position.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

        This position requires incumbent to have and maintain a current Arizona RN license

        Providing direct psychiatric and medical nursing care to patients; attending group activities, assisting patients with activities of daily living; and observing of behavior and physical status

        Transcribing doctor’s orders, medication and chart review, administering medication and treatments, counting accountable medication, assisting doctor in sick call with nursing input

        Documenting in patient records, completing nursing assessments, summaries and other documentation as needed

        Providing orientation, supervision, and on the job training to new employees (RN's, LPN's); assisting in evaluation of job performance; and acts as a resource person for unit employees

        Supporting a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

 

Position Requirements include:

-        This position requires incumbent to have and maintain a current Arizona RN license

-        Knowledge of psychiatric nursing and general principles of medical, adolescent, geriatric, and forensic nursing; the nursing process in the development of patient care plans; psychiatric rehabilitation; pharmacology; infection control; effective communication techniques, both verbal and written; hospital policies and procedures; patient rights and responsibilities; and basic computer programs and software related to the health record. 

-        Skills and abilities assessment of patients' physical and mental status; patients' needs; communicating with patients, nursing staff, members of the treatment team and other departments; therapeutic interventions; providing education to patients and staff; documenting observations and interventions; assessment of staff skill mix to meet patient needs and acuity; clinical supervision of paraprofessional nursing staff; administer medications in a safe manner; enter patient information regarding assessment, observation, progress notes, medications, etc. into the electronic health record; maintain a safe and therapeutic environment; facilitating psychiatric rehabilitation and other educational groups; and provide guidance/ mentor-ship/clinical leadership for paraprofessional nursing staff

 

Preferred Qualifications:

        Preference will be given to candidates with prior Public Health experience

Benefits

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

-        Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

-        Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

-        Accrued vacation pay and sick days

-        10 paid holidays per year

-        Deferred compensation plan

-        Credit union membership

-        Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07. Ideally the successful candidate will have strength to deal with physical situations involving patient care.

 

-        Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

-        All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

-        Click the APPLY NOW button to submit your application.

 

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $28.95-35.04 

 

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