Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age; Must be licensed as an RN and hold a Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner certification from the Arizona State Board of Nursing; Must have full prescription authority and maintain current D.E.A. licensure. Must have experience working in a Behavioral Health setting and working with adolescents.
POPULATION SERVED: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the consumers served in the department:
Infant & Early Childhood (birth – 5 years)
Child (6 – 11 years)
Adolescent (12 – 17 years)
Young Adult (18 – 21 years)
Behavioral Health Provider Designation Core Competencies:
Possess and demonstrated the knowledge or skills necessary to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position as expected within the scope of the job duties and the incumbent’s Behavioral Health Provider Designation of:
Behavioral Health Paraprofessional,
Behavioral Health Technician
Behavioral Health Professional
- Protects client rights as defined in Arizona Administrative Code R9-20-203.
- Provides treatment that promotes client dignity, independence, individuality, strengths, privacy, and choice.
- Recognizes obvious symptoms of a mental disorder, personality disorder, or substance abuse.
- Provides the behavioral health services that the agency is authorized to provide and that the staff member is qualified to provide.
- Meets the unique needs of Touchstone’s member population served (children and adolescents).
- Protects and maintains the confidentiality of client records and information.
- Recognizes and respects cultural differences.
- Recognize, prevent, manage and respond to a situation in which a member:
- may be a danger to self or a danger to others,
- behaves in an aggressive or destructive manner,
- may be experiencing a crisis situation, or
- may be experiencing a medical emergency.
- Reads, understands, and implements a member’s treatment plan.
- Assists members in accessing community services and resources.
- Records and documents client information, activities and progress toward treatment goals and measurable objectives.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior, such as by respecting co-workers’ and member boundaries and recognizing the inappropriateness of receiving gratuities from a client.
- Identifies types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse and the common side effects and adverse reactions of the medications.
- Recognizes and responds to a fire, disaster, hazard, and medical emergency.
- Demonstrates behavior management skills and provides the supervised activities or behavioral health services identified in the staff member’s job description or the agency’s policy and procedure.
- Standards of Conduct –Consistently demonstrates knowledge of, adherence to, and willingness to promote Touchstone’s Standards of Conduct.
- Safety - Follows safety policies, procedures, and Agency approved practices. Exercises good judgment when confronted with safety related decisions. Actions demonstrate that first concern is to ensure the safety of our clients/members, self, employees, community and others (includes but is not limited to driving, work area, and living environment).
- Mission - Consistently demonstrates dedication to Touchstone’s mission and vision. Support Touchstone’s philosophy of care and works with others positively and in a caring and compassionate manner.
- Ethics - Conducts business in a manner that adheres to established internal and external guidelines and regulations, and is regarded by others as one who will always "do the right thing." Uses Touchstone’s resources in a prudent manner. Is alert to potential risks, concerns, and violations, taking action to immediately report concerns to a supervisor or appropriate manager.