State of Arizona :

 

Job Information
Job Title:  LPN 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
Job Reference ID:  43320 
Category:  MEDICAL/HEALTH SERVICES 
Grade:   
Posted Date:  12/06/2018 
Close Date:   
Job Description

This Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position is responsible for providing direct patient care to assigned psychiatric patients at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH).




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 1550 employees.

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

LPN

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

This Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position is responsible for providing direct patient care to assigned psychiatric patients at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH).

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 a culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

–     Administering medications

–     Documenting in the patient health record

–     Assisting with behavioral interventions using Non-Violent Crisis Intervention principles

–     Monitoring patients and providing social and educational groups in the therapeutic milieu

–     Acknowledging physician’s orders and participating in treatment team meetings

         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 a current Arizona Practical Nurse license

-        Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of Practical Nursing; Federal, State, and agency laws and regulations governing control and security of medications

-        Skills in providing practical nursing methods and techniques under established guidelines; administering and securing medications; documenting progress notes in patient health records

-        Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; interpret and apply hospital rules, regulation, policies, and procedures; ensure a safe and therapeutic environment; remain calm and maintain even temperament during stressful situations

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
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $0.00-50,478.00 

 

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