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  • 504431
  • Full-time


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth!

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is committed to providing the youth under our care and supervision with effective, efficient, and high quality rehabilitative and transformative services in support of our vision, mission, and values.


Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85027



Salary:  $77,000.00 Annually

*Plus 20% Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend (Reflected in each paycheck, for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022)


15 % Critical Services Pay (Temporary payment which can be discontinued at any time)  


The mission of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is to rehabilitate seriously delinquent youth by providing appropriate and effective educational, treatment, pro-social and career training programs which will lead them to become productive law-abiding members of society.


The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking nursing applicants who are passionate about their profession and who will be committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s underserved youth. Whether you are just starting out in your nursing career, or if you are a seasoned healthcare professional, ADJC wants you to come join our talented and diverse health services team. At ADJC you will have the ability to mentor and collaborate with nurses in a team oriented environment. Additionally our nurses will have the unique opportunity to work in behavioral health, public health, and emergency response settings at the Adobe Mountain School.


The job functions of a Correctional Registered Nurse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serving as a lead nurse and resource professional for the on-duty healthcare team

  • Providing direct patient and emergency care to youth

  • Conducting intake health screening evaluations for newly incarcerated youth 

  • Evaluating youth submitted health concerns

  • Advising youth regarding health treatment procedures

  • Administering medications, and monitoring youth for potential adverse reactions

  • Monitoring, recording, and reporting changes in a youth’s vitals or health condition

  • Obtaining and processing blood, urine, or other sample specimens

  • Consulting and coordinating youth treatment plans with health services team members

  • Maintaining medical files and records

  • Ensuring medical supplies and equipment are stocked and accounted for

  • Assisting with annual tuberculosis (TB) skin tests and weekly Covid-19 testing

  • Performing other duties appropriate to the assignment


Applicants must possess a valid Registered Nurse Certification without restrictions in the State of Arizona or have a valid Registered Nurse Certification from a state that participates in the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.

Candidates must also have:

Knowledge of:

  • Emergency care procedures, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid

  • Basic nursing techniques, methods, and protocols

  • Administering medication

  • Specimen collection, including phlebotomy

  • Interpreting and implementing health care provider’s orders

  • Maintaining confidentiality

Skill in:

  • Maintaining medical records

  • Respecting professional boundaries

  • Adhering to Department security protocols

  • Evaluating physical and mental health needs of youth, including signs of suicide

  • Working as part of a team health services team

Ability to:

  • Act as a leader and resource person for the on duty health care team

  • Follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations

  • Stay current with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

  • Communicate medical treatment plans simply and clearly

  • Operate a computer and use basic Office suite software

Additional Requirements:

  • Successfully pass an oral interview

  • Successfully clear a comprehensive background investigation, post job offer drug test, and medical/physical examination

  • Maintain a current healthcare professional CPR card

  • Possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued driver license*

*Please note, employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, and must maintain an acceptable driving record, and will be required to complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


All new CRN employees will be provided two weeks of paid training. Training will be a mix of computer based training (CBT), classroom, and on-the-job training.

Training topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Incident Reporting Procedures

  • Radio Usage and Radio Codes

  • Security and Safety

  • Emergency Procedures


Work Location:

The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.

The facility is located at:

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027


At the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, our Correctional Registered Nurses will enjoy a healthy work life balance that includes employee wellness programs and flexible work schedules.

Employee Wellness:

  • Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more

Flexible Work Hours:

Correctional Registered Nurses are currently assigned to work a “4-10” schedule, which requires working four ten hour days, with three consecutive days off.

Available shift differential pay for nurses assigned to 2nd or 3rd shift 

Three available work shift options:

  • 2nd Shift: 12pm - 10pm
  • 3rd Shift: 9pm - 7am


As an employee of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!

Benefits include:

  • Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits

  • Paid vacation leave which includes 10  holidays per year

  • Competitive Health Plans including the Triple Choice Plan (TCP) provided by  Blue Cross Blue Shield AZ and  United Health Care

  • Delta Dental PPO and Cigna DHMO Dental Plans

  • Avesis Vision Plan

Additional benefits include:

  • Available 24/7 Telemedicine

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses

  • Long-Term Disability which pays pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings

  • Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings

  • Life Insurance: $15,000 Basic Life and $15,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment paid by the State

  • Optional Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance available


Correctional Registered Nurse positions participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).


To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website, or you can click here to learn more about our Health Services Unit.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-1023. 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.



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.