Job Description

Job Category:

Registered Nurse

AZ - Kingman - Kingman Crisis Unit

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a large and fast growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services. We are a leader in development and delivery of services in the areas of housing, residential care, prevention services, outpatient services to children, incarcerated persons and dually diagnosed adults (SMI/SA). We are an innovative leader in behavioral health, our services are client directed-outcome informed, evidence-based and include treatment of co-occurring disorders, the FAST model in prevention services, the Arizona Treatment Initiative for children and families, and the Recovery Model for persons with serious mental illness.We have 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 one thousand 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 increased vacation 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, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, and much more!

We are currently looking for Registered Nurses to join our Kingman Crisis Unit!  This is a fulltime position (36 hours/week). The Crisis Unit provides behavioral health interventions in a structured, non-hospital setting that assists adults in resolving behavioral crisis. Services are provided in a locked facility with 24-hour nursing coverage on the premises, court ordered treatment is also provided.

Nurses supervise unit operations and oversee specific employees at the BHT and RSS level. Works as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team to provide recovery-based services in a secure environment for consumers in varying levels of crisis.  Takes leadership role in operating unit in psychiatrist’s absence. Supervises clinical staff. Responsible for contributing to and creating a recovery based environment. Performs nursing assessment and medical service plan.  Obtains and executes medication orders from psychiatric prescriber.  Oversees and maintains medication and medication records in accordance with Agency policies and State regulations.  Works with psychiatric prescriber monitoring medications. Leads clinical staff in working collaboratively with psychiatric provider and consumer.  Coordinates medical care with psychiatric prescriber and PCP.  Is responsible for the safe and productive operation of the program in service to the consumer according to Agency policy and procedure. Serves as a role model of professional behavior at all times. 


  • Required to be Registered Nurse, currently licensed in the State of Arizona.  Post-degree experience of two years in the area of psychiatric nursing or a Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing preferred.

  • Experienced in a community-based psychiatric practice is preferred.  Documentation of education, relevant experience and credentials is required.

  • Thorough comprehension of psychiatric 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 function 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.

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