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HABILITATION NURSE 2

  • 507449
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 27 2022 at 23:55 MST

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

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.

HABILITATION NURSE 2

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Job Location:

Address: 4000 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Posting Details:

Compensation: $58,102.61-$82,972.91 Annually*
*This includes the Critical Service Premium Stipend, paid until June 24, 2022.
Base salary- $52,820.56 - $75,429.92 +10% Critical Services Stipend

Grade: N1

Closing Date: 05/27/2022

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Habilitation Nurse 2. This position provides specialized nursing care for individuals with developmental disabilities requiring regular nursing care and specialized medical support to staff; completes required charting, reporting and recommended hearth care plans; develops health education plans in specialty areas; ensures physicians' orders are obtained, updated and renewed with therapeutic interventions; acts as a consultant to peers and staff regarding treatment of member illness, rehabilitation needs, preventative care, monitors assigned site for compliance with Department of Health standards; participates as a member of Interdisciplinary teams; conducts ongoing quality assurance monitoring and represents the medical component during Individual Service Plan (ISP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

Job Duties:

• Assesses health needs and completes a nursing assessment of members with developmental disabilities; makes nursing diagnosis and submits to designated departments.
• Participates in fact findings related medical issues; completes monitoring of medical care; monitors medical administration systems; provides feedback.
• Notes orders and prepares reports for basic care, nursing assessments, and Individual Service Plans (ISPs).
• Completes utilization review on caseload and documents on-going medical needs; submits to designated department; discharge and admission planning.
• Examines and analyzes medical records and charts to ensure quality care.
• Participates in the development of policies and procedures and related problem solving.
• Develops and provides education classes for staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of nursing theory and practice, particularly as related to Developmental Disabilities
• Knowledge of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and State Licensing requirements
• Knowledge of State Nurse Practice Act
• Knowledge of Title XIX federal regulations and licensing standards
• Knowledge of Agency and Division State-Operated Services policy and procedures
• Knowledge of nursing process
• Knowledge of Interdisciplinary team planning process
• Knowledge of Services offered in community, including primary health care providers and educational material resources
• Skills in nursing assessment (all skills allowed by scope of practice)
• Skills in providing appropriate treatment in emergency situations
• Skills in making sound medical decisions
• Skills in time management
• Skills in interpersonal communication
• Skills in communicating clearly and concisely in writing and verbally
• Skills in providing formal instruction
• Skills in developing, analyzing, and implementing treatment care plans
• Skills in effective problem-solving
• Ability to listen, observe, assess, and respond to medical emergencies
• Ability to make independent decisions regarding member health concerns
• Ability to present training material in a clear and precise manner
• Ability to respond to medical issues/inquires in a professional manner
• Ability to work with professional and non-professional staff to ensure health and safety of residents

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred/ideal candidate will have:
• At least one year experience in providing professional nursing services to individuals with developmental disabilities
• At least one year of experience in professional community nursing.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

•Required at time of appointment: possession of a current license or temporary permit to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona. Within six (6) months from date of hire, must possess 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 the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804.
• Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
•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.

Benefits:

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

*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 24, 2022.

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

Retirement:

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 azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Humaira Patwary (480) 272-5809 or email hpatwary@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480)-272-5809. 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.

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.