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  • Part-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 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.

ACPTC RN Nurse Pool


Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $31.24 - $37.82 

Grade: 01


Job Summary:

The Pool PN-2 is a part-time role. Provide direct care staff work on a rotating schedule and may be required to work any day of the week to meet the needs of the treatment center and patients. Responsible and accountable for patient care during assigned shift. Establishes patient priorities and evaluates patient outcomes. Acknowledges physician orders and administers medication and treatments. Participates with the treatment team in the development of patient treatment plans. Provides individual and group therapeutic interventions. Provides ongoing patient education. Responds to psychiatric and medical emergencies, uses the concepts of performance improvement to improve the quality of patient care and serves as a role model for para-professional staff. Assists in the orientation and clinical supervision of staff. Knows and adheres to all applicable hospital/treatment center policies and procedures as well as standards of all regulatory agencies. Assigns nursing care of patients and supervises the provision of care.

Job Duties:

- Provides direct psychiatric care and medical nursing care to patients; observation of behavior and physical status.
- Transcribe doctor orders, medication and chart review, administer medication and treatments, count accountable medication, assist doctor in sick call with nursing input.
- Documentation in patient records, complete nursing assessments, summaries and other documentation as needed.
- Provides orientation, supervision, on the job training to new employees; assists in evaluation of job performance, acts as a resource person for unit employees.
- Attends in service training to maintain or increase knowledge of leadership, supervision, medical/surgical and psychiatric nursing updates, and legal aspects of nursing, etc.
- Other duties as assigned as related to the position (typically 5% - 10%)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Principles of psychiatric nursing and general principles of medical, geriatric and forensic nursing; the nursing process in the development of resident care plans; psychiatric rehabilitation, pharmacology, infection control.
- Applicable hospital/treatment policies and procedures; patient rights and responsibilities.
-Concepts of performance improvement activities.
- Basic computer programs and software related to the health record and the completion of unit reports.
-Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Assessment of patient's physical and mental status.
- Patient's 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.
-Effective communication techniques, both oral and written.

Ability to:
-Assess patient's physical and mental status, patient's needs, communication with patients, nursing staff, members of the treatment team and other departments.
-Therapeutic interventions.
-Provide education to patients and staff.
-Documents observations and intervention.
-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):

Two years work experience as a psychiatric nurse or in the care and treatment of the mentally ill, developmentally disabled or physically ill and/or incapacitated patients.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Must possess a valid and current RN license to practice in Arizona.

Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and NVCI certification.

A State Hospital employee must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment.

“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).”


- If employee does not work 30 hours in a pay period the employee will have the options to pay both the employee and employer portion of any benefit premiums for that pay period should they elect benefits.
- In accordance with State Personnel Rules (R2-5A-307), a pool employee may not work more than 1,500 hours in a calendar year.
- Employee will not accrue paid time off (annual or sick leave) while working pool.

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


Employees who work less than 20 hours per week for more than 20 weeks do not meet the eligibility requirement to contribute to the Arizona State retirement System (ASRS)

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.