Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth
The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.
The facility is located at:
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking a Quality Assurance Nurse Compliance Officer applicant who is passionate about their profession and who will be committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s underserved youth. Whether you are a seasoned LPN or RN, 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 ability to mentor and collaborate with nurses in a team oriented environment. Additionally our nurses will have the unique opportunity to work in behavioral health, public health, and emergency response settings at the Adobe Mountain School.
The job functions of a Quality Assurance Nurse Compliance Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Drafts policies and procedures pertaining to quality assurance using guidelines such as the type of care provided to the youth, facility practices, evidenced-based practices, complaints, audits, observation and other informational sources
-Gathers and analyzes data through audits, interviews and other activities to monitor compliance of all disciplines, departments and services with applicable policies and procedures, standards and regulations
-Reviews monthly reports and develops Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) based PIPs (Performance Improvement Plans) where needed
-Prepares, distributes and interprets reports, statistical analysis, data summaries and other written information to facility staff pertaining to the activities of QAPI; map out all infections with McGeer and Non-McGeer criteria to provide for timely tracking and trending; conduct infection control surveillance daily rounds to confirm compliance with individual care plans for residents with infections by facility staff; prepare monthly summary utilizing weekly tracking, trending, and facility mapping for QAPI committee
-Prepares periodic reports summarizing the status of facility compliance with established goals and measures set for quality assurance, as it pertains to health
-Assists supervisors/managers in developing and implementing corrective action plans; monitors and reports on facility's plans for correcting deficiencies identified by surveying agencies
-Ensures that facility meets state, federal regulations; ensures facility's policies and procedures meets regulations and are consistent with the facility's practices, and obtain National certifications as it pertains to health and medical deficiencies
-Investigates incidents of non-compliance; works with the Investigator/Loss Prevention Coordinator in investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and mistreatment of juvenile offenders.
-Monitor Vaccine Administration practices and adherence to Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended vaccine schedules and compliance with Vaccines For Children Program (VFC)
-Coordinate facility preparations for surveys; monitors and reports on facility plans for correcting deficiencies identified by surveying agencies
-Chairs and coordinates Internal Quality Assurance Committee meetings. Prepares pertinent information and makes presentations of necessary information to meeting participants.
-Serves as a member of other committees which Impact the Quality Assurance Program, as it pertains to health and well-being
-Identifies training needs and develops and implements educational programs for staff across all shifts in all work practices and other areas related to quality assurance and compliance education and re-education to ensure that staff is adequately trained to meet the desired outcomes; maintains records to document training and compliance with regulations
-Coordinates provision of information for regulatory surveyors with Administrators and Medical Director
-Attends meetings, completed required in-service trainings, participates in special projects assigned by Administrator and assumes staff assignments when necessary
-Infection Preventiveness: Maintain current antibiotic listing by unit for daily review with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), confirm appropriate and effective use of antibiotics per diagnostic test results and coordinate with nursing administration and physicians as needed
-Keep abreast of any current information and attend educational opportunities to stay abreast of guidance provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and CDC
-Coordinate and manage surveillance data with daily/weekly rounds on an inter-departmental level; utilize collected data to assess compliance with existing infection control protocols; identify and address potential risk factors and need for education with each department
-Performing other duties appropriate to the assignment
Applicants must possess a valid Licensed Practical Nurse Certification or Registered Nurse Certification without restrictions in the State of Arizona or have a valid Registered Nurse Certification from a state that participates in the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact. Infection Preventativeness Certification required.
Candidates must also have:
-Principles of management and administration
-Facility programs, policies and procedures
-Quality assurance and utilization review of principles and methods
-Patient care standards
-Nursing process, practices, and techniques
-OBRA and other pertinent juvenile regulations as they apply to quality assurance activities
-Basic statistical and data gathering techniques
-Basic training interventions that may be used to develop staff skills and knowledge
-Varied approaches and techniques of juvenile instruction consisting of measurement, assessment and skilled based competencies
-Verbal and written communication
-Problem solving techniques
-Applying juvenile techniques to address quality assurance
-Organize and conduct meetings
-Prepare reports utilizing statistical and factual data
-Multi-task and managing projects
-Teaching in varied situations primarily within a group or 1:1 setting
-Interpreting regulatory guidelines as they apply to development of training approaches
-Analyze, interpret information of data
-Work with all levels of organizations
-Hold other staff accountable
-Develop and coordinate training programs
-Work in a correctional setting
Two (2) years of quality assurance experience preferred; experience with CDC and VFC vaccine requirements and/or infectious disease surveillance
-Successfully pass an oral interview
-Successfully clear a comprehensive background investigation, post job offer drug test, and medical/physical examination
-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 Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
-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
At the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, our Correctional Registered Nurses will enjoy a healthy work life balance that includes employee wellness programs and flexible work schedules.
-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.
Flexible Work Schedule:
The Quality Assurance Nurse Compliance Officer is currently assigned to work a “4-10” schedule, which requires working four ten hour days, with three consecutive days off.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
The Quality Assurance Nurse Compliance Officer participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP)
-CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
-Employer matches contributions
-Contributions are made on a pre-taxed basis
-Employees can choose investments that suit their goals and risk tolerance
-Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service
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.
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.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.