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  • 510022
  • 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 $437.50 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.


Arizona State Hospital

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $63,071 - $98,900 

Grade: N2

Job Summary:

The Nurse Coordinator is responsible for examining and reviewing staffing patterns and acuity. Assigns nursing personnel in accordance with competency and experience and may contact pool or registry to provide for patient care needs. Plans for better use of human resources in the hospital treatment units; examines reports, confers with supervisory staff; analyzes and evaluates data and makes determinations. Visits and inspects treatment units; counsels, instructs, and directs staff to assure services conforms to plans. Responds to all medical and psychiatric emergencies throughout the hospital and provides direction to maintain services safely. Supervises and reviews new and modified treatment and nursing care plans as necessary to evaluate crisis. Facilitates patient transfers within the hospital and to other facilities. Instructs regular staff members in proper use of a complex system of methods, procedures, rules and regulations established by the hospital administration. Interviews employees in disciplinary actions. Reviews documentation and recommends necessary action to the Assistant Chief Nursing Officers. Attends interdisciplinary team leadership meetings, participates in activities of committees, task force or ad hoc work, or advisory groups closely related to the work system, goals, and objectives. Evaluates in-service and out of service training programs for treatment/nursing staff based on available data and pre-established evaluation techniques; makes determinations and recommendations conducts and participates in in-service training and staff development programs for all staff; performs related work as required.

Job Duties:

• Makes rounds on individual treatment units, follow up on all patient care issues, provides direct care as requested; provides support and consultation to staff on clinical issues that will require further follow up.
• Ensures that each treatment unit has qualified staff to provide a safe and therapeutic environment; prepares staffing sheets daily and denotes over time hours and use of seasonal contract staff.
• Provides orientation and supervision to seasonal pool staff; ensures that the mandatory training and competencies are current.
• Responds to psychiatric and medical emergencies providing direct care as well as consultation and supervision of the process; prepares reports.
• Other duties as assigned as related to the position (typically 5% - 10%)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Application of psychiatric and medical nursing principles.
• Agency and departmental policies and procedures.
• Standard of nursing practice.
• Principles of ethics and confidentiality.
• Principles of management and supervision.
• Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skill in:
• CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, management and assaulted patients, vital signs, charting, nursing assessments.
• Computer, fax machines.
• Recognize psychiatric and medical emergencies.
• Write incident reports clearly, ability to write nursing care plans.
• Administration of medication, charting.
• Effectively relate to patients and staff through oral and written communication.
• 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):

The ideal candidate will have:
• Two years work experience as a psychiatric nurse or in the care and treatment of the mentally ill, developmentally disabled or physically ill and/or incapacitated patients. Experience as a team or project lead is a plus.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This Position Must Have:

• Must possess a valid and current RN license to practice in Arizona.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and NVCI certification.
• A State hospital employee must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to A.RS. 41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one clearance fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment.

“This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555).”


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.