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  • 504422
  • Full-time


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth!

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.


Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027




Salary:  $53,000 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) 

Work Hours: 4 days a week/10 hours a day with three consecutive days off

Currently the following shifts are  available:

2nd Shift: 12pm - 10pm



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 unique opportunity to acquire new nursing competencies in areas such as direct patient care, behavioral health, public health, as well as others. 

By joining the ADJC team, you will have the privilege of working with like minded professionals who are dedicated to our mission of rehabilitating Arizona’s youth.


Licensed Practical Nurses have a unique opportunity to enhance and grow their skills once employed with ADJC. With plenty of career growth opportunities available,  Licensed Practical Nurses can pursue careers as Correctional Registered Nurses, or even set their goals higher and pursue our Correctional Regional Nurse Supervisor II or Nursing Program Administrator positions.


ADJC is committed to employees continuing their education, and offers up to $1,500 in tuition assistance, per fiscal year. This tuition assistance can be used for continuing medical education (CME), but is subject to funds availability.


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


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

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 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.

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


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).


As an employee of the 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

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


Licensed Practical 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.