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  • 513477
  • Full-time


he mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of public by ensuring that each person holding a nursing license or certificate is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs. The mission, derived from the Nursing Practice Act, supersedes the interest of any individual, the nursing profession, or any special interest group.

Advanced Practice Consultant Investigator

***This position has the ability to telecommute***

Job Location:

1740 West Adams Suite 2000

Phoenix, Arizona 85007  

Posting Details:

Hourly Pay Range: $40.78 - $74.13

 Grade: 29

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Consultant (APC) investigates both alleged nurse practice and non-nurse practice violations of the Nurse Practice Act, and recommends appropriate disciplinary action to the Board.

Job Duties:

• Prepares Interim Orders requesting licensees consider voluntarily submitting to an evaluation or drug test, based on prior board actions and presents findings for final action

• Analyzes medical records, medical documentation, legal documents, evaluations, healthcare and employment-related records, government records, and practice reviews

• Enters relevant case information and documents into the database to track and monitor open cases to ensure accurate status, and timely resolution of

• Interviews complainants, witnesses, providers, and respondents and obtain written statements, records, and evidence relevant to the investigation

• Applies and interprets Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, and policies regarding nursing practice and complex investigations

• Prepares and issues subpoenas to obtain or inspect pertinent information (police reports, medical records, personnel records, etc.)

• Writes reports of findings to summarize the evidence obtained and submit for review and use in disciplinary proceedings

• Presents cases at Board Meetings and testifies in administrative hearings as an official witness

• Conducts multi-agency investigations regarding various subject matter in high-profile cases

• Works with applicable staff to refer criminal actions to appropriate law enforcement entities

• Submits cases for summary suspensions, consent agreements and non-disciplinary actions

• Analyzes and evaluates statements, information, and evidence obtained

• Gathers and preserves documentary and physical evidence

• Reviews complaints and develops an investigative plan

• Takes part in projects and presentations

• Other duties as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Knowledge in applicable laws, rules, policies, procedures and standards related to standards of practice and nursing scope of practice

• Knowledge in health care issues and standards of care for various populations including acute care and long term services

• Knowledge in project management principles, professional report writing principles

• Knowledge reporting regulations for abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations

• Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act rules and regulations


• Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively relate to licensees and certificate holders, complainants and inter-agency stakeholders

• Skilled in nursing process including assessment, monitoring and evaluation

• Critically analyze problems and develop plans for remedial action

• Skilled in medical chart review


• Ability to work well with others; prioritize, plan, analyze, coordinate and manage a caseload; maintain objectivity; produce timely and accurate reports and documentation; and in presenting cases in a Board meeting or hearing

• Ability to operate basic computer applications, including working with Word and Google documents, and use of databases

• Ability to interpret rules, laws, and policies and apply to unique case circumstances

• Ability to work independently and with a variety of internal and external customers

• Ability to organize, prioritize and track files and information from various sources

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Selective Preference(s):

• Experience as Advanced Practice Nurse, legal nurse consulting, investigations, substance abuse, and in acute, outpatient, public health or long-term care settings preferred

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• This position requires a current unencumbered license/certification as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse with prescribing privileges, through the Arizona State Board of Nursing

• Minimum of a Masters Degree in Nursing and a minimum of 5 years of nursing experience

• Excellent written and oral communication, time management skills, and analytical abilities

Driving Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at staffing@azdoa.gov for assistance


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.