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  • 513141
  • 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:  $44.4230

Grade: 1



Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking Registered Pool Nurses who will be working under the direction of the Correctional Regional Nurse Supervisor. 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 RNs 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:

Evaluate and respond to youth health concerns; advise youth regarding health treatments procedures

Obtain and process blood, urine or sample specimens

Monitor, records and report changes in a youth’s vitals or health condition; administer medications to youth and observe youth for potential adverse medication reactions

Conduct intake health screenings for newly incarcerated youth; provide direct patient and emergency care to youth; and provide emergency care to staff when necessary

Consult and coordinate youth treatment plans with health services team members; obtain medical files and records

Maintain medical files and records; and ensure medical supplies and equipment are stocked and accounted for

Administer vaccinations; assist with annual tuberculosis (TB) skin tests; and participate in weekly Covid-19 testing

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 as it pertains to medicine

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

Ability to:
-Serve as a resource and expert in nursing care
-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
-Submit timesheets with accuracy and on-time.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of a valid Registered Nurse License without restrictions in the State of Arizona or have a valid Registered 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
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.


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.