Arizona Nursing Jobs at the Best Geriatric Care Hospitals

Arizona has long been known as a popular vacation and relocation spot for the elderly. That demographic has resulted in an aging population throughout the state, which in turn has caused an increased need for qualified candidates to fill local healthcare positions focused on geriatric care.

Arizona’s education and health services industry employed 334,100 workers during March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 333,000 workers during February and a 2.3 percent increase from last year.

There are many geriatric-focused Arizona nursing jobs available at hospitals throughout the state, so if you’re looking for such a position, it might be hard to decide where to apply. Fortunately, some hospitals do stand more than others, according to data from U.S. News & World Report.

The top hospitals in Arizona that offer geriatric services include:

Sun Health Boswell Hospital – Located in Sun City, this hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility offers geriatric inpatient services such as elderly and disabled skilled nursing care and end-of-life services and pain management. The hospital also offers general geriatric outpatient services and an Alzheimer center.

The hospital has a modest reputation with physicians, a low level of nurse staffing, and an as-expected death rate. The facility has:

436 beds
45,824 ER visits
24,561 patients admitted
104,113 outpatient visits
6,298 inpatient surgeries
4,026 outpatient surgeries
1 part-time physicians and dentists
536 full-time and 82 part-time registered nurses
24 full-time and 4 part time licensed practical nurses

When asked if they would recommend the hospital to friends or family, 67 percent of patients said definitely – which is higher than the state average of 66 percent, but lower than the national average of 68 percent – and only 5 percent said probably or definitely not.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – This hospital, located in Phoenix, is accredited by the Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and is a teaching hospital. The facility was ranked ninth in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery. Geriatric inpatient offerings include end-of-life services, such as pain management and palliative care, while outpatient offerings include an Alzheimer center and other general geriatric services.

The hospital has a modest reputation with physicians, a high level of nurse staffing, and a worse-than-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

738 beds
68,829 ER visits
38,327 patients admitted
467,101 outpatient visits
19,675 inpatient surgeries
117 full-time and 27 part-time physicians and dentists
1,257 full-time and 333 part-time registered nurses
20 full-time and four part-time licensed practical nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 76 percent said they would definitely recommend the hospital to friends or family, while only 5 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

Valley Lutheran Hospital – Located in Mesa, this hospital’s inpatient geriatric offerings include elderly and disabled services, such as acute long-term care, skilled nursing care, and intermediate nursing care; and end-of-life services, such as Hospice, pain management, and palliative care. The facility also offers general outpatient geriatric services.

The hospital has an average level of nurse staffing and a worse-than-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

336 beds
49,089 ER visits
20,514 patients admitted
258,000 outpatient visits
6,238 inpatient surgeries
9,950 outpatient surgeries
605 full-time and 107 part-time registered nurses
21 full-time and five part-time licensed practical nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 66 percent said they would definitely recommend the hospital to friends or family, while only 7 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital – This hospital, located in Tucson, is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital offers inpatient end-of-life services, such as Hospice, pain management, and palliative care, as well as general outpatient geriatric services.

The hospital has an average level of nurse staffing and an as-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

429 beds
51,489 ER visits
17,578 patients admitted
227,638 outpatient visits
4,458 inpatient surgeries
3,790 outpatient surgeries
560 full-time and 216 part-time registered nurses
16 full-time and 10 part-time licensed vocational nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 53 percent said they would definitely recommend it to friends or family, while 12 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center – Located in Scottsdale, this hospital offers such inpatient geriatric services as elderly and disabled acute long-term care, and end-of-life services, such as pain management and palliative care. The facility also offers general outpatient geriatric services.

The hospital has an average level of nurse staffing and a better-than-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

337 beds
55,254 ER visits
18,550 patients admitted
84,936 outpatient visits
6,937 inpatient surgeries
8,892 outpatient surgeries
Three full-time physicians and dentists
535 full-time and 207 part-time registered nurses
18 full-time and 13 part-time licensed vocational nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 75 percent said they would definitely recommend it to friends or family, while only 4 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center – This hospital, located in Scottsdale, offers inpatient end-of-life services, such as pain management and palliative care, as well as general outpatient geriatric care.

The hospital has an average level of nurse staffing and a better-than-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

433 beds
46,588 ER visits
24,587 patients admitted
112,092 outpatient visits
8,945 inpatient surgeries
15,277 outpatient surgeries
10 full-time and two part-time physicians and dentists
554 full-time and 251 part-time registered nurses
11 full-time and nine part-time licensed practical nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 78 percent said they would definitely recommend it to friends or family, while only 4 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

Tucson Medical Center – Located in Tucson, this hospital offers inpatient end-of-life services, such as Hospice, pain management, and palliative care, as well as general outpatient geriatric care.

This hospital has an average level of nurse staffing and an as-expected relative death rate. The facility has:

555 beds
87,391 ER visits
34,687 patients admitted
200,580 outpatient visits
11,393 inpatient surgeries
9,864 outpatient surgeries
Four full-time and three part-time physicians and dentists
818 full-time and 354 part-time registered nurses
21 full-time and 13 part-time licensed vocational nurses

Of patients visiting the hospital, 58 percent said they would definitely recommend it to friends or family, while 11 percent said they probably or definitely would not.

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