Colorado State LPN II - Health Care Technician II - Bruce McCandless in Fremont County, Colorado

LPN II - Health Care Technician II - Bruce McCandless

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LPN II - Health Care Technician II - Bruce McCandless

Salary

$17.71 - $25.00 Hourly

Location

Fremont County, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

ILC 00090 04/17/2018 Repost

Closing

5/31/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) strives to provide the most efficient, effective and elegant services to our customers. Services are elegant when both the provider and the customer feel uplifted by their interaction.

Daily, our commitment is to be "people who help people"

Bruce McCandless Veterans' Community Living Center is a State-owned and operated skilled-nursing facility dedicated to serving those who have served us. We strive to provide excellent customer service and to respect and honor resident choices regarding bathing, rising, bedtimes, and other personal decisions. Our philosophy is to provide residents a home where life and love abound.

In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and Dental Health Plans (employer assisted)

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • Vacation (8 hrs monthly) and Sick Leave (6.66 hrs monthly)

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year

  • Position may qualify for Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program. For more information, go to: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/

  • Position may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to: http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/

  • Position may qualify for Loan Forgiveness under Health Resources and Services Administration. Go to http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html

  • For other Health professional loan repayment programs to go: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/health-professional-loan-repayment

Description of Job

We are seeking exceptional individuals for the LPN II position within our facility. Our ideal candidate is a caring health care professional with experience in a long term care setting that include: acute care, chronic support, assessment, and interventions.

Our Eden Mission is to honor and respect those living and working in our home through companionship, empowerment and individualized care while providing a comfortable and safe place to live.

Job Duties

Charge Nurse Duties

Organizes, supervises, implements and evaluates direct and indirect care of residents on a nursing unit. Support and implement resident care programs established by the Interdisciplinary care planning team. Attends educational workshops, care plan conference, huddles, learning circles, facility community meetings onsite to enhance knowledge of resident care and needs, policies, procedures, rules, regulations and changes in healthcare. This position will be required to deliver blood draws to the lab, drive a resident infrequently to a doctor's appointment, or to the hospital (if not transported by ambulance).

Safety

Monitor resident safety by being cognizant of environmental hazards and personal safety needs based on residents' individual and changing physical and mental status. In concert with other HCTs and RNs, recommends changes to CNA shift assignments based on staff levels, resident activities and call offs.

Medication and Treatment Administration

Under supervision and guidance, performs prescribed specialized treatments and ensures safe and accurate medication administration.

Communication

Under direction and guidance, provides for psychosocial needs of residents and their families or significant others through personal contact and counseling. Offers emotional support as necessary. Provides active listening and communication, support and encouragement to residents and their families regarding their concerns by both phone and personal contact.

Documentation

Documentation of residents' total health status. Assists in the care and contributes to the assessment of resident needs in relationship to their clinical presentation utilizing the nursing process. Reports abnormalities in residents' health status indicated by signs, symptoms, vital signs and laboratory reports. Reviews and updates the Resident Care Plan.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

  • One (1) year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • LPN licensure

Substitutions

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Long Term Care Environment

  • Experience using an INR machine (International Normalized Ratio)

  • Nursing experience as a LPN in a long term care setting

  • Experience working with Electronic Health Records

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively treat long term care residents

  • Ability to maintain required licensure/credentials

  • Knowledge of the nursing process to provide care for medical and psychiatric resident needs

  • Customer/Personal Service - knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, this includes needs assessment

  • Active Listening

  • Judgment, Decision Making, and Problem Sensitivity - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; to include not only solving the problem, but recognizing there is a problem

  • Oral and Written Communication Skills – the ability to speak and write effectively; providing valid and pertinent information to supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates

  • Monitoring/Assessing performance

  • Organization Skills

  • Documentation/Recording Information - entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

  • Computer Skills/Software - knowledge of Microsoft Office software, excel spreadsheet, database software

  • A strong work ethic based on a foundation of: self-motivation, loyalty, honesty, and integrity

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, day, evening, graveyard (night) shifts, weekends, and holidays and back-to-back shift and double shifts as needed.

  • Must be accessible to immediate telephone communication.

  • Must be able to follow prescribed policies and procedures even if they may conflict with "personal" preferences.

  • Ability to work with staff and residents of diversity to include social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in a long term care setting

  • Work in a facility with locked and unlocked environments.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass TB test which will be given prior to employment at employer's expense.

  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

  • Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to define and differentiate the skills they bring to the position. Please remember that these items are a supplement to your application and do not replace it - you will still need to complete each section of the application in its totality. Using phrases such as "see resume" will not meet the requirement for completing the application.

The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify a top group of up to 6 candidates who may be invited for a final interview. Depending on the size of the applicant pool, additional selection processes may be utilized to identify a top group of candidates. Applicants will be notified of their status via email.

Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, especially the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application.

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

The eligible list established from this announcement may be used to fill multiple LPN II positions for Bruce McCandless Veterans' Community Living Center. Current staff who have previously applied for the position under different announcements must reapply.

BRUCE MCCANDLESS STATE VETERANS' COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER

Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the impairment which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDHS to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation three days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDHS to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation for this assessment, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or bridget.clawson@state.co.us or the contact listed on this announcement three days before the assessment date.