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Client Care Aide I - CNA at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center

Client Care Aide I - CNA at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
Client Care Aide I - CNA at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
$11.71 - $16.52 Hourly
Garfield County, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Colorado Department of Human Services
Job Number
ILD 00152 11/13/2018 Repost
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Department Information
This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
Department Information:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
+ Employee wellness programs
+ 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
+ Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
+ Paid life insurance
+ Short and long-term disability coverage
+ 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
+ Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities, and more
Our Culture & Environment:
Our vision is that the people of Colorado will be safe, healthy, and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations. Through our core values listed below, CDHS staff are committed to:
+ Making decisions with, and acting in the best interests of the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being
+ Sharing information, seeking input, and explaining our actions because we value accountability and transparency
+ Managing our resources efficiently because we value stewardship
+ Promoting a positive work environment, and supporting and developing employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success
+ Meaningfully engaging our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes
+ Committing to continuous learning because Coloradoans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow
Office of Community Access and Independence
CO State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle
The Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle is located on Colorado's western slope in the scenic Colorado River valley. Rifle offers a mild climate, with plenty of clean mountain air and beautiful blue skies. Amidst this setting, the State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle provides 89 beds of skilled nursing care, including a 18-bed Special Care Unit for residents with Alzheimer's Disease or related conditions. Serving veterans, their spouse and eligible "Gold Star" parents, we are committed to caring for the whole person by addressing the personal and social needs of each resident, as well as their physical and medical requirements. All staff members of Rifle are committed to providing a life of qualify and dignity for every resident. At the Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, our staff is known for showing love and compassion to our residents. Giving residents a hug, holding their hand or sitting next to them on them on the arm of a chair are just a few of the ways we give care that comes from the heart.
Rifle Veterans Home is looking for full-time/part-time Client Care Aide I's to join our Nursing team. We have Full time and Part time positions available.
Description of Job
CNA/Client Care Aide Is are in training to learn how to perform the duties of the position.
Examples of Essential and Important Duties:
+ Perform basic assessments, i.e. vital signs, blood pressure, weight, etc.
+ Report any health issues/changes to the supervising nurse
+ Assess basic resident care needs
+ Taking care of a resident's personal hygiene, including bed, bath, shaving, nail care, etc.
+ Help patients with activities of daily living, toileting, feeding, walking, etc.
+ Transporting patients to their appointments
+ Keeping the resident's home environment clean and safe
+ Bringing the resident to therapy areas, dining room, etc.
+ Turning bed ridden residents to prevent bed sores
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Minimum Qualifications
+ A high school diploma or GED
+ Current, valid certification as a Nurse Aide (CNA) from the Department of Regulatory Agencies will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned resident care based on the residents' conditions; to use judgment and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant resident information.
+ Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent resident care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DON, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
+ Knowledge of quality standards, procedures, and protocols
+ Knowledge of specialized client care applicable to the work situation
+ Skill in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to residents.
+ Skill in administering prescribed medications and performing treatments according to established policies/procedures.
+ Ability to effectively work with an elderly patient population of varying physical, mental and emotional abilities and staff from multiple work units in the facility to achieve quality care planning and delivery
+ Ability to observe, identify and respond to the resident's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education.
+ Superior verbal, listening and written communication skills with all health care providers, residents, families and general public.
+ Demonstrated ability to display professional conduct at all times when dealing with fellow staff members, patients, families and the general public.
+ Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
+ Long-term care/nursing home experience is highly desirable
+ Effective problem solving skills
This position requires the following as conditions of employment:
+ Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check as a condition of employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers within the past 10 years at a minimum must be listed on your job application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying. Incomplete employer information (address, phone number, and supervisor) or omission of former employers may result in a disqualification of your application.
+ Must pass a Drug Screen, including a screen for marijuana.
+ Must pass TB test.
+ Must possess a Colorado Driver's License.
+ Must maintain a current CPR Card and perform CPR adequate compressions and ventilations per CPR guidelines.
+ This position is "Essential Service Designation": you will be required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
+ This position has shift work: day, evening and night shifts to include holiday and weekends as needed.
+ This position requires on-call work on weekends.
Supplemental Information
Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself, this includes completing the job history of the application. Applications left blank, do not include your work history or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered in the minimum qualifications review. All relevant experience MUST be shown/listed under the "Work Experience" section of your application and not in the Supplement Questions.
Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. 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.
Comparative Analysis Process:
The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, telephone interview and/or structured interview. Candidates who most closely meet the job requirements will move through successive stages of the process. Applicants will be notified of their status via email following each stage. Please make sure that your email remains up-to-date since all notifications regarding this position will be via email.
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.
For Recruitment questions for this job announcement, please contact Tawni.Albers@state.co.us
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.

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