- Mental health principles, basic counseling techniques, of therapeutic interaction, special needs of the adolescent, adult, forensic, and geriatric populations.
- Principles of therapeutic communication; principles of infection control, hospital policies and procedures.
- Concepts of performance improvement activities.
- Mental health/ behavioral health practices, behavioral management and motivation
techniques, patient rights and responsibilities.
- Safety policies and procedures, concepts of continuous quality improvement activities; leadership techniques.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
- Teaching activities of daily living, i.e., personal hygiene, money management,
social skills, communication skills, coping skills, and community resources.
- Directing, leading, and supervising staff.
- Basic computer programs and software related to the health records.
- Document patient care issues timely, objectively, and in a concise fashion according to hospital policies and procedures.
- Identify and report patient behavioral changes and all abnormal physical findings to the psychiatric nurse.
- Lead and respond to psychiatric and medical emergencies.
- Assist with orientation and clinical supervision of BHT ll's, and Ill's, to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.
- Provide direction, guidance, and supervision to patients and MHP Specialist staff.
- Understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions.
- Supervise recreational therapeutic group activities.
- Promote teamwork, being a productive member of a treatment team, and eliciting cooperation from other MHP Specialist team members.
- 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.
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
This position may be eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive.
Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend
This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 30, 2022.
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.
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) 220-6462. 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.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.