Registered Nurse - (Outpatient/Autism Center of Excellence Program)

Title: Registered Nurse - (Outpatient/Autism Center of Excellence Program)
Location: AZ-Phoenix-Metro Outpatient Clinic (O)


Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 2 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, tuition reimbursement, and much more!

We are currently seeking a full time Registered Nurse to join our Metro Outpatient Clinic.  This position must be flexible in traveling between both Metro and Mesa Outpatient sites. This is a brand new, state of the art program called  Southwest Autism Center of Excellence (SACE): seize this great opportunity to work with Strengths-based professionals in an Innovative setting! New grads welcomed!

As an RN with SB&HS, you will work as part of a clinical multi-disciplinary team. This position performs nursing assessment in service participants at work site, accepts medication orders from physicians and executes it. You will be working with youth with or at risk for, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so experience with youth is a huge plus! Oversees and maintains medication records in accordance with Agency policies and State regulations. Works with psychiatrist and primary care professionals in the monitoring of medications and coordinates medical care with psychiatrist and PCP along with supervising clinical staff. Some other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Contacts provider regarding service participant care as needed.
  • Completes a nursing assessment for specific service participants annually or more often as needed.
  • Obtains and attaches service participant identification.
  • Works closely with the Program Director on treatment and discharge planning.
  • Identifies need for medical attention, alerts physician of medical concerns and coordinates referrals of service participants for medical care.
  • Manages and monitors care of service participants.
  • Oversees and maintains medication records in accordance with Agency policies and State Regulations.
  • Takes leadership role in management of service participant treatment.
  • Completes clinical documentation and required paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Collects blood or urine specimens and arranges transport to lab as ordered by physician.


  • Required to be Registered Nurse, currently licensed in the State of Arizona. 
  • Experienced in a community-based integrated psychiatric practice is preferred.  Documentation of education, relevant experience and credentials is required.
  • Thorough comprehension of psychiatric and medical practice is preferred.  Knowledge of psychiatric medications and their indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications prescribed.
  • Ability to work with agitated services participants in crisis and their families to implement behavioral management interventions in defusing and de-escalating service participants, to document services participation treatment
  • Knowledge of Arizona Mental Health Law and the petition process, State of Arizona Nursing Rules and Regulations and crisis intervention techniques
  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision, to direct and supervise a team and functions as a team member
  • Communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in written form.  Basis computer skills needed to communicate through e-mail and written reports.
  • Required to travel to Mesa and Metro Outpatient
  • Must be comfortable and able to work with kids; new grads acceptable
  • Must be willing to travel to other Outpatient sites as required.



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