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  • 513106
  • Temporary


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:

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


Posting Details:

Salary:  $30.5768

Grade: N1



Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking Licensed Practical Pool Nurses who will be working under the general direction of the Correctional Registered Nurse (CRN). This position is responsible for performing daily nursing and healthcare to the physically ill, infirmed, or injured youth in a correctional setting. This is a pool position (temporary) and is not eligible for benefits. This position will be utilized to fill staffing shortages as needed. We are looking for LPNs that can work a minimum of 15 hours per week, with a flexible or set schedule. All shifts available, 3rd shift preferred and weekends preferred.

Job Duties:

Performs medical/physical evaluation; obtain and processes blood, urine and other specimens; administers and reads yearly tuberculosis (TB) vaccines; performs/administers medical First Aid and CPR to youth, staff and visitors

Assists Health Providers; counsels and instructs both staff and youth regarding health concerns

Conducts initial evaluations of new youth commitments and parole violators; monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in youth’s conditions

Maintains files, reports and records; sustains medical supplies, equipment and package instruments

Provides and responds to emergency care to youth and/or staff; records medical information and vital signs

Consults and coordinates with healthcare team members; reports all industrial injuries within required time frame

Assists in Quality Improvement audits; maintains health sanitation and disposal of hazardous waste; and ensures emergency trauma bag/kits and supplies are up to date

Performing other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Assessment/evaluation of physical and mental health needs
-Emergency procedures including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid (CPR/First Aid)
-All aspects of medication administration including monitoring for side effects
-Nursing techniques, methods, procedures and protocols
-Proper administration and reading of tuberculosis (TB) vaccinations and results
-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules/regulations
-Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

Skill in:
-Medical assessment/evaluation methods and practices including suicide prevention
-Medical record documentation
-Verbal and written communication
-Interpersonal relationships
-Organizing workload
-Reading TB test results
-Administering vaccinations
-Responding to emergency situations
-Computer software including but not limited to Google Suite

Ability to:
-Observe and adhere to ADJC’s security precautions at all times and to assume responsibility for security of health unit area and equipment
-Work cooperatively with correctional custody, treatment team and medical staff
-Keep accurate and timely records and write reports
-Interpret and correctly implement health care provider’s orders
-Maintain strict confidentiality pertaining to medical/health related information
-Work with all aspects of the Arizona Nurse Practice Act scope of practice
-Complete and submit timesheets timely and accurately

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of a valid Licensed Practical Nurse License without restrictions in the State of Arizona or have a valid Licensed Practical Nurse License 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
3. Fingerprinting
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.

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.