Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Registered Nurse

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring Registered Nurse for our Desert Cove Ave Residential Facility! Work schedule will be Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

Location: 19th Ave and Peoria Ave

Pay range: starts at $35 per hour

About the Position

The RN role will function as our in-house team medical representative working in collaboration with Behavioral Health staff and managers to provide a more well-rounded program meaning; early identification of medical concerns, quality intervention, leading coordination of care, reduction of risk, reduction of early death as a result of a treatable condition, staff and client education, Client advocacy, and actions to help overcome system barriers and challenges.


  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to improve integrative health care within residential treatment facilities for SMI adults.
  • Provides case consultation from a medical perspective to be integrated with behavioral health care.
  • Provides assessment and direct care to clients through identifying needed interventions to improve physical health
  • Gives input into creating integrative service planning.
  • Provides Client Advocacy through coordination of care with external medical service providers
  • Manages and monitors care of consumers with appropriate staff delegation and follow up from a medical perspective in conjunction with Program Coordinator.
  • Acts as a medical case manager and liaison.
  • Works with medical insurance providers to obtain resources and services available.
  • Communicates with the medical community and coordinates referrals of consumers for medical care.
  • Takes leadership role in the quality of care of consumer treatment in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and Team Lead. Able to provide direct supervision for BHT staff within a team management approach.
  • Conducts med education and other wellness groups.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age.
  • Required to be Registered Nurse, currently licensed in the State of Arizona.
  • Experienced in a community-based psychiatric practice is preferred. Documentation of education, relevant work experience and credentials is required.
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire (as required per program requirements).
  • Required to maintain a valid Arizona drivers license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients, based upon need/requirements of the clinic and/or program.

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