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PERSONAL CARE ASST. - NO LICENSE REQ'D **$3,250 Sign-On Incentive**

Company: Government jobs
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

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*** $3,250 Sign On Incentive!!! ***

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**

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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: All shifts at the facility are twelve (12) hour shifts. Depending on the FTE of the position they are selected for, staff will be required to work a set number of days within a two week cycle. Shift times available include day, night, and graveyard shifts.

Part-time employees are required to work three shifts per week.

**Please note: While there may be some flexibility in scheduling, shift times and dates may vary, depending on the needs of the program.

This position exists to deliver nursing care and therapeutic interventions under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Certified Nursing Assistant I (CNA I) provides nursing care, which often revolves around assistance with activities of daily living, self-maintenance, and hygiene. CNAIs main responsibilities include patient observation and reporting, assisting with patient care as directed, and unit maintenance and security.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates in implementation of the treatment plan and utilizes the plan of care.
  • Provides security and accountability for clients' location and conditions.
  • Assistance in patient transportation, including safely and securely transporting patients to areas such as the yard, gym, visits, administrative conference room, staffing/dispo reviews, and court/community reintegration sites.
  • Monitors general client activities and promptly responds to patient's psychiatric and/or medical crisis.
  • Administers both psychiatric and medical crisis interventions under the direction and supervision of an RN, including potential management of assaultive and disruptive behaviors.
  • Responds to duress alarm.
  • Responsible for changing linen, assisting with bathing, feeding and other ADL care, and lifting/turning/transferring patients.
  • May be required to perform patient sitter duties for the entire shift, which involves sitting within arm's length of a patient and monitoring them at all times.
  • Knows how to access the nursing drive on the computer and is expected to utilize it.
  • Responsible in ensuring educational profile is current and up to date.
  • Participates in the QA/PI process at the unit level as directed by the Lead Nurse.
  • Attends weekly nursing rounds or read/review and understand information in the weekly NEC minutes to be aware of nursing direction, new information, changes in policy/procedure/instructions etc.
  • Reports to RN and up appropriate chain of command in applicable situations, including but not limited to changes in patient behavior, medical needs, workplace harassment, etc.
  • Assures all assigned duties are complete and documented each shift.
  • Learns, follows and complies with all employee, facility, and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A high school diploma or GEDSubstitutions:

      • Current valid certification as a Nurse Aide (CNA) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies will substitute for the high school diploma or GEDPreferred Qualifications:

        • Experience working in a mental health setting
        • Willingness to work an occasional graveyard/night shift
        • Interest in pursuing or currently pursuing CNA licensure
        • Experience assisting residents/patients with their Activities of Daily Living (ADL) care with the mentally ill population.
        • Experience observing, recording, reporting, and documenting changes in a patient's condition.Required Competencies:

          • Dependability
          • Excellent Oral Communication Skills
          • Problem Solving
          • Participating as an Active Team PlayerConditions of Employment:

            • Name check, TRAILS and Fingerprinting, CAP
            • A Tuberculosis Test (TB), and other required immunizations will be required upon hire.
            • Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency
              services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
            • May be required to work overtime as needed on a shift or weekend not part of scheduled hours (days, evenings, or nights).
            • Ability to work weekends, holidays, back to back shifts and double back shifts, when necessary.
            • Work in a secure facility in locked and unlocked environments.
            • Willing to work with the mentally ill population.
            • Willing to work with individuals with a range of moods behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and congenial, personal manner.
            • Shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or any time 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.
            • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations.
            • Ability to read and comprehend the English language, in addition to effectively and fluently communicating 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.
            • 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.
            • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of first dose prior to providing care.
            • 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, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
            • 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.usEssential Attributes:
              • Ability to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations.
              • Must be able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, pull and reach.
              • 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 this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

                An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgment of the department's action.

                For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules. Supplemental Information

                Sign-On Incentive:

                Upon approval, a sign-on incentive based on position, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 (prorated if a part-time position), will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when the new employee starts at CDHS, 180-day anniversary and 270-day anniversary with CDHS. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select high-need positions.

                How to Apply

                The 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 (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

                  The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

                  Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.

                  01 Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    02 What do you imagine the typical day would look like when working in a psychiatric hostpital?

                    03 Describe a difficult situation you have been involved in and how did you handle it? What did you learn from it?

                    04 Why do you want to work at CMHIP?

                    05 Have you ever been terminated and/or counseled for performance issues? If so, please identify the employer(s) and provide additional explanation in the space below.

                    06 The following list includes necessary conditions of employment for this position. The inability to conduct or comply with these conditions of employment, may result in removal from consideration, demotion, or termination. *Name check, TRAILS and Fingerprinting, CAP *A Tuberculosis (TB), and other required immunizations will be required upon hire. *Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare. *May be required to work overtime as needed on a shift or weekend not part of scheduled hours (days, evenings, or nights). *Ability to work weekends, holidays, back to back shifts and double back shifts, when necessary. *Work in a secure facility in locked and unlocked environments. *Willing wo work with the mentally ill population. *Willing to work with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and congenial, personal manner. *Shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or any time 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 MCHIP 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. *Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations. *Ability to read and comprehend the English language, in addition to effectively and fluently communicating 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 setting. *Willing and able to travel. If there are any conditions of employment listed that you are potentially unable to comply with, please indicate which ones in the box below.

                    07 Patient needs consistently change and therefore we need to move staff to other units. Are you willing to be pulled to other units to help maintain quality patient care?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      08 A condition of employment listed above is that employees shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or any time 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. If you have information to disclose regarding this topic, please do so below.

                      09 Are you a current or previous State of Colorado employee?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        10 If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number (begins with 997). Please also provide the department, job title, and dates worked for any positions that you are currently or have previously occupied. If this does not apply to you, please type N/A in the box below.

                        11 Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position. If not applicable please type N/A.

                        12 By clicking below, I have read the official job announcement for the position, understand the requirements for the position, and acknowledge that my name will be removed from the eligibility list should I decline to interview or decline an offer or refuse the conditions of employment.
                        • I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information on the job announcement, that my name will be removed from the eligibility list should I decline to interview or decline an offer or refuse the conditions of employment.

                          13 The bottom of this job announcement provides links to additional information on how to apply, the assessment process, toll free applicant technical support, and about how the State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Please acknowledge below that you have read the information provided in these links.
                          • This information is available to me and I have read this information.
                          • I am unable to access the links with this information on the job posting. (If you select this option, please contact the recruiter, whose information is listed on this announcement, so that they can send this information directly to you.)

                            14 How did you hear about this position?
                            • Pueblo Chieftain
                            • Indeed
                            • ZipRecruiter
                            • LinkedIn
                            • The Gazette
                            • State Job Boards
                            • Word of Mouth/Current Employee
                            • Other

                              15 Were you referred by a CDHS employee? If yes, what is their name?

                              * Required Question

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