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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Nurse (ACPTC)

Arizona State Hospital

Posting Details:

Salary: $31.2479 - $37.8268 

Grade: N1




Job Summary:
This position is eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive.

The ACPTC Nurse provides direct psychiatric and medical care to residents of the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center. This role offers rotating schedules to include any day of the week to meet the needs of the hospital and its patients. We offer weekend differential, shift differential, and guaranteed shifts. The Department of Health Services provides an excellent comprehensive benefit package.

Job Duties:

- Providing direct psychiatric care and medical nursing care to residents; observing behaviors and physical status

– Transcribing doctor orders

– Administering medications and treatments

– Performing chart reviews

– Documenting in resident records

– Completing nursing assessments, summaries, and other documentation as needed

– Providing orientation, supervision, on the job training to new employees, and assisting in evaluation of job performance

- Attending in service training to maintain and/or increase knowledge related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

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

− Knowledge of principles of psychiatric nursing and general principles of medical, geriatric, and forensic nursing; nursing process in the development of care plans; psychiatric rehabilitation, pharmacology, infection control, and communication techniques; patient rights and responsibilities; concepts of performance improvement; and basic computer programs and software related to the health record

− Skills in assessment of resident’s physical and mental status; communicating with residents, nursing staff, members of the treatment team, and other departments; providing education to residents and staff; documenting observations and interventions

− Ability to assess resident’s physical and mental status and resident needs; provide therapeutic interventions; documenting observations and interventions; and respond to medical and psychiatric emergencies

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

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will possess at least two years of progressive responsibility in a security and/or behavioral health setting, preferably in a mental health care facility or in hospital/institutional security, or law enforcement work experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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

- Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and NVCI certifications

- A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07

Driving is required for State Business.

- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

“This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555).”


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.