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Company: Colorado State
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

CMHIP - LPN II or LPT II (HCT II) Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/job\_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3654025=0) Apply CMHIP - LPN II or LPT II (HCT II) Salary $23.12 Hourly Location Pueblo, COJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentColorado Department of Human ServicesJob NumberIIB 02321 07/27/2022 repostClosing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Department Information This position is open to current Colorado residents only. **This announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that exist now or may exist in the future, including both part-time and full-time** Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events! CDHSCareers Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP)As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner. CMHIP is a 24 hour behavioral health acute care facility that is intended to provide a safe, secure, and therapeutic setting for patients with both psychiatric and medical issues. The services provided include evaluation and treatment for patients who are severely mentally ill, and the goal of this facility is to return patients to their optimal level of functioning and assist them in returning to the community as appropriate. Description of Job*THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME POSITIONS*Shift Times: Twelve (12) hour shifts available to include day and night shifts. Full-time employees are scheduled to work either 3 shifts in one week and 4 shifts in the following week, or vice versa.We are seeking an exceptional individual for the HCT II (Licensed Practical Nurse / Psychiatric Care Technician - MI) position within our facility. Our ideal candidate is a caring leader who will provide professional skilled nursing activities in a mental health setting that include: acute care, chronic support, assessment, and interventions. Although this position will be assigned to a specific shift and unit, you may be required to work any unit.Duties include, but are not limited to the following:+ Position provides support in delivering psychiatric nursing care and therapeutic treatment by evaluating individual nursing care plans, administers and evaluates effectiveness of medications, health teaching, (including all aspects of illness management), and group and milieu treatment interventions.+ Provide primary milieu management, crisis intervention, and patient teaching.+ Perform medication administration and selected nursing procedures in the physical care of patients according to established policies and procedures.+ Apply verbal and/or physical intervention techniques to diffuse behaviors.+ Assesses psychiatric and discharge needs, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents treatment plans consisting of therapeutic interventions such as individual counseling, formal and informal treatment and teaching groups, and behavioral plans using nursing theory and concepts.+ Must participate in all Code 0, CTI, and fire drills as they occur.+ Position will be required to work any unit in the hospital to meet the needs of business and will perform duties within the scope of their practice.+ Performs other related duties as assigned or required.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsMinimum Qualifications:Current and Valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Psychiatric Technician (Mentally Ill Endorsement only). This license must be in good standing.-AND-High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)-AND-One year of experience working as an LPN or LPT*Please note: An LPN License from outside of Colorado may potentially be considered, if the state of licensure is apart of the Nurse Licensure Compact. (If you are unsure of which states are included in this compact, please visit this link (https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm) .)**Psychiatric Technicians must have a Colorado license.Substitutions: Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. If you are going to substitute education for the experience requirement, you must attach transcripts to your application. Preferred Qualifications:+ Current, valid certification as a paramedic in the State of Colorado Required Competencies:+ Ability to maintain required licensure/credentials+ Knowledge of the nursing process to provide supervision and care for medical and psychiatric patient needs.+ Dependable, adaptable, and responsible.+ A strong work ethic based on a foundation of self-motivation, loyalty, honesty, and integrity.+ Customer/Personal Service - knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, this includes needs assessment.+ Psychology - knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual difference in ability, personality, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.+ 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 employee performance and/or client behaviors.+ Organizational SkillsConditions of Employment:+ Name check, TRAILS and Fingerprinting, CAP+ A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.+ Annual influenza vaccination.+ May be required to work evening or weekend shifts, holidays, voluntary or mandatory overtime both in the clinic, or on patient units throughout CMHIP.+ This position is considered essential services, and therefore, this position required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.+ Must maintain an active LPN or LPT license.+ Shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or anytime after hospitalization, even if the patient requests or initiates such a relationship. All relationships with current or former patients must be disclosed on your application. + Successfully pass all modules of the CMHIP New Employee Orientation core curriculum to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;+ Physically able to perform the duties required for the position, including kneeling, lifting arms above head, restraining others, and several other physical requirements.+ Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;+ Ability to read and comprehend the English language; effectively and fluently communicates in English, both verbally and in writing;+ Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;+ Willing and able to travel;+ Work in a secure facility in locked and unlocked environments.+ Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.+ Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact CDHS_HumanResources@state.co.us Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado's Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Essential Attributes:+ Possess the physical ability to successfully complete the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo's required orientation/training+ Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security + The ability to work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations.+ Must be able to lift up to 50+ pounds on occasion.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 How to Apply (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#how-to-apply) The Assessment Process (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#assessment-process) For additional recruiting questions, please contact Lisa.Bacon@state.co.us About Us: If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (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: + Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans + Medical and dental health plans + Employer supplemented Health Savings Account + Paid life insurance + Short- and long-term disability coverage + 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave + BenefitHub state employee discount program + Employee Wellness program MotivateMe + Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more + Remote work arrangements for eligible positions *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs . Our Values: We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans. Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement. We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado. Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public. We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy. Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791. -THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- Toll Free Applicant Technical Support (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#technical-support)

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