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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $200 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $45,823 - $54,011 

Grade: LPN

Job Summary:

The LPN is responsible for providing direct patient care to assigned psychiatric patients, administering medications/treatments, documenting in the health record, responding to emergencies, providing educational and social groups in a therapeutic milieu, monitoring patients in the milieu, communicating to the treatment team, and attending team meetings.

Job Duties:

-Administers medication and treatments as prescribed to assigned patients and documents the same in the health record. Provides medication education to patients.
-Monitors patients in the therapeutic milieu and provides social and educational groups to psychiatric patients
-Keeps medication and treatment room stocked and clean.
-Performs light housekeeping duties. Checks emergency medical equipment.
-Documents and communicates to the RN and the rest of the treatment team any changes in patients conditions, medication refusals.
-Attends team meetings, keeps current with mandatory training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

-Principles and practices of practical nursing including stat and agency laws and regulations governing basic practical nursing, Federal, State, and agency laws and regulations governing control and security of medications.
-Agency policies and procedures.
-Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies
-Administering, documenting, and securing medication and treatments per physician's orders and by policy.
-Communication skills.
-Basic computer skills.
-Recognize and react to emergent patient/ resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance.
-Communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other
-Assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital.
-Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal
opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

One year as a licensed practical nurse in a psychiatric, developmentally disabled, or correctional work environment as appropriate to
the assignment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

-Possession of a current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Arizona.
-Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint
clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.