Job: Prior Authorization Nurse(Job Id 32407)

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Job Description

08/24/2017 10/20/2017
PHOENIX 35,002.24-46,623.82


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Prior Authorization Nurse

3443 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012  

Openings: 1


Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Prior Authorization Nurse. This position collects year-long data for compilation of quarterly/annual reports according to established procedures.  Attends meetings, staffing’s, classes, trainings, and seminars related to various work assignments; disseminates helpful medical direction to others in the work unit. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Obtains requests for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) transportation, medical appointments, hospitalizations and medical supplies.

- Evaluates and validates documentation and reports.

- Prepares documentation for medical review to the Medical Director.

- Attends meetings, staffing’s, classes, trainings and seminars related to various work assignments.




- Current license or temporary permit to practice as registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State of Arizona.

- Advanced computer skills, including Word and Excel.

- A degree in Nursing.

- Minimum 3 year experience in health care delivery systems including treatment program planning and medical services assessments.

- Prior authorization and provider relations preferred.






DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Employee shall have a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults

- Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

- Required at time of appointment: possession of a current license or temporary permit to practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State of Arizona.  Within six (6) months from date of hire, must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State of Arizona.


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Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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