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Health Care Technician III - High Acuity - CMHHIP - Pueblo

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: June 27, 2024

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Health Care Technician III - High Acuity - CMHHIP - Pueblo
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Health Care Technician III - High Acuity - CMHHIP - Pueblo
Salary
$1,734.40 - $2,428.80 Biweekly
Location
Pueblo, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Job Number
IIB 01361 06/25/2024
Department
Colorado Department of Human Services
Division
OBH - CMHIP
Opening Date
06/25/2024
Closing Date
7/8/2024 12:00 AM Mountain
FLSA
Determined by Position
Type of Announcement
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
Primary Physical Work Address
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, 1600 W. 24th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
Department Contact Information
Jazzma Gamboa- jazzma.gamboa@state.co.us
How To Apply
Please submit an online application for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado. Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.



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    Department Information
    This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
    Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CHMHIP)
    As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHHIP) is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner.
    CMHHIP 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.
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    CDHSCareers
    Description of Job
    THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE FULL-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 III (Licensed Practical Nurse / Psychiatric Care Technician - MI) position within our facility. In this position you will provide a safe and therapeutic milieu, milieu management, taking measures to maintain patient/staff safety and to actively participate in programming on the assigned unit(s). 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.
    Under the direction of a Registered Nurse: The purpose of this position is to provide a safe and therapeutic milieu, milieu management, taking measures to maintain patient/staff safety and to actively participate in programming on the assigned unit(s). This position is a trainer of milieu management and safety. This position is a resource and is looked to for expertise in managing a milieu and the safety of a unit. This position is called upon when help is needed to problem solve issues with milieus across the campus. This position also provides unit searches, perimeter checks, ensures staff are aware of safety data sheets (SDS). This position is responsible for and to ensure and monitor the nursing care (both psychiatric and medical) is provided to all patients. This position advocates for patients. This position participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team, mentoring new staff and students, educating families and other community members, attending in-services and committee meetings. Utilizes Nursing Standards of Care (Colorado Psychiatric Technician Practice Act/Licensed Practical Nurse Practice Act)/Department of Nursing QAPI and goals. Provide immediate crisis intervention in the milieu and response to all emergency situations. Ensures containment techniques are performed correctly. Records and reports behavior and observations and refers to Registered Nurse for appropriate assessment. Participates in and leads assigned therapy sessions. Is assigned a patient load and is responsible as a primary one on one. Is responsible for reinforcing patient teaching. Involved with treatment plan formulations and reviews (if not, reviews assigned patient's current plan of care formulation/review and signs). Initiates and utilizes precautions and restrictions pertinent to patient treatment and safety. If or when needed increase in any type of training/teaching, alerting supervisor for additional training/teaching. When noting that other staff might benefit from attending classes such as CTI/VDI again, alerts supervisor of the recommendation.
    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, and fire drills as they occur


    • Attends in-service training to meet the educational and mandatory training requirements


    • 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


    • Maintains nursing standards of care, follows nursing procedures/forms/form instructions/resource sheets/computerized trainings/nursing groups/competencies/addenda/staff training


    • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


      Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
      Education/Licensure/Certification/Experience:
      High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
      AND
      Two (2) years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to
      the position
      Substitutions
      Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a
      year-for-year basis
      Special Qualifications: Maintains active and unencumbered Colorado License (LPT or LPN)
      *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 visitthis link (https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm) .)
      **Psychiatric Techniciansmusthave 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.
      Conditions of Employment:

      • CBI name check and fingerprint check, ICON Colorado court database, Medicare fraud database, Reference Checks, Professional License verification (licensure requirements), Drug Screen, PREA (Division of Youth Services),

        Trails check (direct contact with children), CAPS (direct contact with adults - Mental Health Institutes, Regional Centers, Veterans Community Living Centers)


        • May be required to work evening or weekend shifts, holidays, voluntary or mandatory overtime both in the clinic, or on patient units throughout CMHIP


        • 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


        • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete physical restraint and CPR


        • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist


        • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled containment to the floor


        • Withstand impact on own body using an ASP shield


        • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for using a defensive tactic


        • Kneel on one or both knees and stand up again with multiple repetitions


        • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety


        • Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury


        • Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently


        • 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


        • 2-step TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire


        • Annual influenza vaccination


        • Other vaccinations as required by the State of Colorado.


          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
            For additional recruiting questions, please contact jazzma.gamboa@state.co (stephanie.karle@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)
              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.
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              • 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.)


                02
                Your legal name is used in the hiring process for background checks. Did you use your full legal name in your application? If not, please update your information before submitting your application


                • Yes


                • No


                  03
                  If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number (starts with 997...). Failure to provide this requested information may render your application incomplete, and you may no longer be considered for the position.
                  04
                  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.
                  05
                  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.

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                    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.
                    07
                    Do you have a high school diploma or GED?


                    • Yes


                    • No


                      08
                      Do you possess a current and valid LPT with an MI endorsement or LPN license? If so, please attach your certification to the attachments section of your application.


                      • Yes


                      • No


                        09
                        Please provide your LPN or LPT license number, expiration date and state issued.
                        10
                        Do you possess a paramedic certification? If so, please attach your certification to the attachments section of your application.


                        • Yes


                        • No


                          11
                          Within our facility are a variety of client populations. Please indicate those you are interested in working with:


                          • Youth


                          • Adult Psychiatric


                          • Geriatric


                          • High Security Forensic


                            12
                            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


                              13
                              Do you have any current or pending actions against you with the State Board of Nursing? If yes, please explain.
                              14
                              What do you imagine the typical day would look like when working in a psychiatric hospital?
                              15
                              Describe a difficult situation you have been involved in and how did you handle it? What did you learn from it?
                              16
                              Why do you want to work at CMHIP?
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                              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.
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                              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.
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