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  • 500979
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 30 2021 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Developmental Disabilities

Job Location:

Address:  4000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: $52,820.56 - $75,429.95  

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 09/30/2021

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through providing services to support them? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Central Investigative Management Nurse. DDD provides individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, services and supports that are flexible, high quality, and member driven. These services provide individuals with opportunities to exercise their rights and responsibilities of independent decision-making and engagement in the community. This position is responsible for:

Job Duties:

• Conducts timely, thorough member-centric and systemic investigations for all division member quality of care issues and places vendor specific corrective action plans in place utilizing standardized process; makes appropriate referrals to oversight and regulatory agencies. Participates in Care Concerns, Care Needed today member issues as assigned
• Conducts tracking and trending of member-centric and systemic Quality of Care (QOC) issues and vendor specific Corrective Action Plan resolution Results in Division databases and in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Quality Management System (QMS) Portal; appropriately elevates cases and/or trend concerns to QOC supervisor
• Maintains all necessary documentation to support case work; requests appropriate documentation for quality-of-care investigations and ensures maintenance of comprehensive case records to support allegation review and substantiation levels
• Participates in Peer Review Meetings, technical assistance, focused audits/ reviews to ensure compliance with contractual and policy requirements; ensures all work is in alignment to AHCCCS policies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies, procedures and standards related to acute care delivery, Nursing scope of practice and quality management
• Knowledge of AHCCCS, DHS and CMS rules and regulations
• Knowledge of project management principles
• Knowledge of professional report and technical writing principles
• Knowledge of general Laws and reporting regulations for abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations
• Knowledge of Health Care Issues and standards of care for vulnerable populations including developmentally disables and /or those receiving long term services
• Knowledge of Quality Management and Utilization Management Processes
• Technological skills including use of data bases, Microsoft Office products, email and electronic referral and verification sources
• Skills in producing professional technical reports and letters
• Skills in research and analysis
• Skills in oral and written communication skills
• Skills in personal planning, organization, and time management
• Skills in medical chart review
• Skills in Nursing Process including assessment, monitoring, and evaluation
• Decision making skills
• Strong interpersonal skills to effectively relate to AHCCCS members, their families, and Agency stakeholders
• Skills in critically analyzing problems and developing effective plans for corrective action
• Ability to interpret rules, laws, and policies and apply to unique case circumstances
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to organize, prioritize and track files and information from various sources
• Ability to work independently and with a variety of internal and external customers
• Ability to accommodate changing requirements or standards

Selective Preference(s):

One (1) year of experience working with Intellectual Disability population

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Required at time of appointment: Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona
• Employee shall have a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults
• Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459
• In-state travel is required. This position requires possession of and 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 record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
• Successfully pass background and reference check; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the Agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

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


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through www.azstatejobs.gov/home. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Kari Nagler at (480) 536-2513 or email knagler@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602 771-2909. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. Free language assistance for DES services is available upon request.


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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.