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Senior Nursing Investigator

  • 508889
  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of public by ensuring that each person holding a nursing license or certificate is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs. The mission, derived from the Nursing Practice Act, supersedes the interest of any individual, the nursing profession, or any special interest group.

Senior Nursing Investigator

Job Location:

1740 West Adams Street Suite 2000

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Hourly Pay Range: $16.07 - $28.76 

Grade: 19

Position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

A Senior Investigator investigates alleged violations of the Nurse Practice Act, and recommends appropriate disciplinary action to the Board.

Job Duties:

• Prepares Interim Orders requesting licensees consider voluntarily participating based on prior actions taken by the Board, and thereafter, presents to the Board for final determination

• Review complaints and develop an investigative plan; conduct interviews of the complainants, witnesses, providers, and respondents and obtains written statements, records, and evidence relevant to the investigation

• Applies and interprets Federal, State and agency laws, rules, regulations, and policies regarding nursing practice and complex investigations

• Extracts and analyzes documentation, evaluations, healthcare, and employment related records, government records, and practice reviews

• Prepares and issues subpoenas to obtain or inspect pertinent information (police reports, medical records, personnel records, etc.)

• Write reports of findings to summarize the evidence obtained and submit for review and use in disciplinary proceedings

• Conduct multi-division and multi-agency investigations regarding various subject matter in high-profile cases

• Works with applicable staff to refer criminal actions to appropriate law enforcement entities

• Present cases at Board Meetings and testifies in administrative hearings as official witness

• Submit cases for summary suspensions, consent agreements and non disciplinary actions

• Analyze and evaluate statements, information, and evidence obtained

• Gather and preserve documentary and physical evidence

• Participate in projects and presentations

• Other duties assigned to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Knowledge in general Laws and reporting regulations for abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations

• Knowledge in project management principles, professional report and technical writing principles

• Knowledge in applicable Laws, rules, and policies, procedures

• Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act rules and regulations


• Skilled in technical skills including use of databases, Microsoft Office products, email and electronic referral and verification sources; producing professional technical reports and letters

• Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively relate to licensees and certificate holders, complainants and inter agency stakeholders

• Basic computer operations skills, including working with Word and Google documents

• Critically analyze problems and develop plans for remedial action

• Skilled in research and analysis


• Ability to work well with others; prioritize, plan, analyze, coordinate and manage a caseload; maintain objectivity; produce timely and accurate reports and documentation; and in presenting cases in a Board meeting or hearing 

• Ability to interpret rules, laws, and policies and apply to unique case circumstances

• Ability to work independently and with a variety of internal and external customers

• Ability to organize, prioritize and track files and information from various sources

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Selective Preference(s):

• Experience with investigations, substance abuse, social work, and/or legal testifying preferred


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Joey Ridenour at JRidenour@azbn.gov for assistance


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.