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NURSE MONITOR

  • 508100
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 23 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.

NURSE MONITOR

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Job Location:

Address:  4000 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Posting Details:

Compensation: $58,102.61- $79,200.00 Annually*
*This includes the Critical Service Stipend, paid until June 24, 2022.
Base salary- $52,820.56 - $72,000.00 +10% Critical Services Stipend

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 05/23/2022

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Nurse Monitor. This position conducts programmatic and contractual monitoring of Nurse Supported Group Homes. Provides technical assistance to non-medical staff regarding medical related issues that are identified through incident reports and/or on-site audits. Conducts contractual reviews of Assisted Living Facilities and Skill Nursing Facilities. Provides leadership, mentoring, coaching and direct supervision of staff. Conducts reviews and/or provides direction regarding medications, medication administration procedures, and/or proper use of medical equipment in non-medical facilities as requested. This position is the lead on coordinating all monitoring activities for the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Job Duties:

• Conducts programmatic and contractual monitoring of Nurse Supported Group Homes, including statewide compliance reviews to meet the requirements of A.A.C.
• Provides technical assistance to non-medical staff regarding medical related issues that are identified through incident reports and/or on-site audits
• Acts as Lead on coordinating all monitoring activities for the ICF/IDs which must comply with the Code of Federal Regulations; this includes scheduling, writing comprehensive reports reflecting deficiencies, ensuring follow-up to verify correction of deficiencies, providing technical assistance, tracking and trending of deficiencies and making recommendations to ICF/ID Administration to sustain on-going compliance
• Conducts reviews and/or provides direction regarding medications, medication administration procedures, and/or proper use of medical equipment in non-medical facilities as requested
• Provides leadership, mentoring, coaching, and direct supervision of staff. Completes Performance Appraisals (MAP, authorizes leave, and approves time cards for staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• 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
• Principles and practices of psychiatric and medical care, specializing in health care needs for people with developmental disabilities
• Medical charts and purpose, policies, and procedures
• Auditing files and conducting reviews of Group Homes; facility inspections
• Critical thinking, problem solving skills, and excellent oral and written skills with the ability to give and receive feedback
• Evaluate records/documents and research/identify service needs
• Relate to multi-level employees and personnel
• Plan and organize complex work and complete reports in an accurate, clear and professional manner
• Supervisory techniques, Leadership skills, and ability to mentor/coach staff, work independently
• Arizona Level 1 Clearance Card is required
• In-state travel is required
• Candidates for this position will be subject to a search of the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804.
• Successfully pass background and reference check; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the Agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will have 1 yr of exp working w/individuals w/developmental disabilities or a vulnerable population. Exp working as a member of an interdisciplinary team & on the job or specialized training in the review & evaluation of documents & plans related to the care & supports of individuals with DD. Familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations related to ICF/ID is preferred.

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 of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona.
• 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.
• Employees 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.

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.