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Entry-Level CNA / Courtesy Aide-CNA Student - $3,250-FT / $2600-PT - Sign-on Incentive - Rifle

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Department Information $3,250 Full-time Sign-on Incentive!* $2,600 Part-Time Sign-on Incentive!* This position is open to current Colorado residents only. Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services 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. Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events! CDHSCareers Description of Job May be part-time and full-time positions available. This position is in training to provide basic hands-on patient/resident care in a safe, clean, infection controlled environment by bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene, skin care, range of motion, positioning, ambulating, transferring, toileting programs, feeding programs, transporting, performing basic assessments (vital signs, blood pressures, weights, etc.), and charting/documenting all of the above. Under the direction of nursing staff, Courtesy Aides will: * Perform basic assessments, including monitoring vital signs, taking blood pressure, measuring weight, intake and output, and basic skin assessments.
* Provide infection control by implementing universal precautions, such as proper disposal of waste.
* Clean linen room and equipment, stock supplies, and complete supply forms.
* Perform correct use of safety/positioning devices, side rails, transfer belts, and equipment
* Attend on-going staff education programs.
* Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights Minimum Qualifications * A high school diploma or GED Substitutions * Current, valid certification as a Nurse Aide (CNA) from the Department of Regulatory Agencies will substitute for the high school diploma or GED. Special Qualifications * Required to obtain a CPR card. Preferred Qualifications * 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.
* 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 TB test.
* Must possess a valid, unrestricted Colorado Driver's License.
* Must obtain a CPR certification
* Must obtain CNA license within 120 days after completion of training.
* Full Background - Name check, TRAILS and Fingerprinting
* This position is considered "essential service designation" and therefore, this position 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.
* 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.
* 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 * REMINDER: This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future, to include part and full-time positions. 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 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 or call 1-800-929-0791. -THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- Toll Free Applicant Technical Support

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