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  • Full-time


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth!

The mission of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is to rehabilitate the youth in our care by providing evidence-based treatment, pro-social activities, education, and career training that will lead them to become productive, healthy, law-abiding members of society


Job 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.

Adobe Mountain School
2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85027


Posting Details:

Salary:  $63,599.82

Grade: N1

Closing date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Summary:

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.

Job Duties:

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

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

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:
-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

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of a valid Licensed Practical Nurse Certification without restrictions in the State of Arizona or have a valid Licensed Practical Nurse Certification from a state that participates in the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Required to maintain a current healthcare professional CPR card

The selected candidate is required to successfully complete the following:
1.Panel Interview
2.Comprehensive Background Investigation
4.Drug Screening
5.Medical/Physical Examination

Arizona residency is required for this position.

Current State of Arizona employees: In order to be considered for this position, it requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by no formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and an overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation.

All new LPN 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


Flexible Work Hours:
-Licensed Practical 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:
-1st Shift: 5am - 3pm
-2nd Shift: 12pm - 10pm
-3rd Shift: 9pm - 7am

As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

Benefits include:
-Paid vacation leave
-10 paid holidays per year
-Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits
-Competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans

Additional benefits include:
-Available 24/7 Telemedicine
-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses
-Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings
-Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings

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

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


This position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
-Employer matches contributions
-Contributions are made on a pre-taxed basis
-Employees can choose investments that suit their goals and risk tolerance
-Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service

Attention current State of Arizona employees: Please contact our Human Resources Office at employment@azdjc.gov if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Learn More:

To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website https://adjc.az.gov/

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-1023, or email at employment@azdjc.gov. 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.