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Registered Nurse (Behavioral Health Float)

at Maricopa Integrated Health System

Posted: 5/15/2019
Job Reference #: 107054

Job Description

Req # 26171

Behavioral Health Float Pool · Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center


Per Diem - Part Time 20 Hours Per Week, Varied

Flat Rate (32F) - $45.00

Under the direction of a Nurse Manager, the Behavioral Health Services Registered Nurse floats between both the Phoenix and Mesa Behavioral Health facilities providing professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Performs all aspects of patient care, including but not limited to: patient assessment, medication administration; identifying nursing problems; plans of care; provides or delegates care according to MIHS policies; functions as a client advocate and educator; completes and processes all required documentation; indirectly supervises ancillary personnel as directed; and participates in team building and quality improvement activities. The position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment.


Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Prefer a Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing. Must have at least two (2) years of clinical nursing experience as a RN in a Psychiatric setting that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a current, valid Arizona RN license and be in good standing with the AZ Board of Nursing. Requires a Basic Life Support (BLS) card. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 weeks of starting in position and must renewed every two years. In addition, the following additional certification(s) will be required based on department assigned:

  • Desert Vista - Unit 2 Adolescent: Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or submit completed application to the Arizona Department of Public Safety within seven days of hire date. Fingerprint clearance cards must remain valid for the entire period of issuance and must be renewed prior to expiration.

CPI certification training will be provided upon hire/transfer to department, and must be obtained prior to providing patient care. Must be able to meet the conditions as stated in the employment agreement. Must be able to float to both facilities (Desert Vista-Mesa and Psych Annex-Phoenix) for which approved competencies must be demonstrated. Ability to work with culturally diverse people is a must. Must have excellent communication, time management and customer service skills. Requires basic computer word processing skills (e.g. formatting, editing, printing, composing email, internet searches, etc.) to be able to successfully navigate through an electronic medical record using a computer. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Bilingual is preferred.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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