Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Are you a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner? Would you like to join an agency working to ensure every family in Arizona has the resources and support needed to be safe, strong, and resilient? As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with Arizona's Children Association, you will have the opportunity to provide assessment, treatment, medication management, counseling, and coordination of psychiatric care for Arizona's Children Association.

Who We Are:
Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year.

Why You'll Love Working For Us: 
 When working with AzCA, you'll be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families. At Arizona's Children Association, our employees are our most valuable asset; and as such we offer a wide range of benefits to aid your health and wellness including:

  • Eligibility for Medical, Dental, and Vision plans on the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 8 paid holidays
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Discounts

Find your passion. Join our Team!

What You'll Do:

  • Provides appropriate care in a timely and safe manner, or recommends higher level medical care if necessary
  • Conducts psychiatric evaluations and counseling assessments
  • Provides medication monitoring, adjustment and prescription renewals, making adjustments and changes to medication when appropriate
  • Orders laboratory tests according to standard medical practice
  • Reviews the health assessments and obtains a past and current medical history
  • Conducts a focused physical examination according to established guidelines
  • Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Room clinicians according to established guidelines
  • Facilitates counseling interventions, psycho education, illness self-management, and family/stakeholder involvement.
  • Completes and maintains documentation of patient's progress in the clinical record
  • Knowledge of crisis planning and intervention; assists with patient petition, in-office crisis, and after-hours crisis needs when appropriate. 

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Master's degree or higher with major in Nursing 
  • Must have a current DEA certificate
  • Must have at least three (3) years' experience in a psychiatric/behavioral health setting
  • Must be certified as a Psychiatric/Mental/ Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner and
  • Must have prescribing privileges through the Arizona State Board of Nursing

Other Minimum Qualification/Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
  • Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be insurable under the agency's automobile policy.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients' homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
  • An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to "perform safely" the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer

Surprise, AZ 85374, US