Colorado State Registered Nurse I - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center in Garfield County, Colorado
Registered Nurse I - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
Registered Nurse I - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
Garfield County, CO
Colorado Department of Human Services
ILD 00856 10/23/2018
2/27/2019 11:59 PM Mountain
This position is only open to Colorado residents
Rifle Veterans Home is looking for full-time RN/Nurse I to join our Nursing team.
Designation as a RN/Nurse I or II depends on your education and experience.
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
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 excellent benefits:
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan 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
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
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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 Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow
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.
Description of Job
Position exists to provide professional nursing services to the residents of the facility, which includes assessments and specialized nursing care consistent with the standards of the profession, as well as legal and regulatory requirements.
Document current, accurate, and pertinent information regarding the care and treatment provided to individual residents.
Review and audit specific activities to determine compliance with policies and standards of care as part of a unit quality assurance activity.
Perform both admissions and ongoing assessments during clinical stay to include identifying critical incidents, emergencies, acute illnesses, behavior changes and implementing nursing interventions and physician referrals.
Supervise the clinical, physical and environmental safety of all residents through assessments and regularly scheduled rounds.
Evaluates the daily workload and prioritizes assignments with available staff to include the delegation of duties.
Supervise units on an assigned shift to include assuring compliance with facility policies and procedures.
Supervise LPN and CNA staff and make assignments and changes to ensure safe care and treatment of residents.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Valid Registered Nurse License from the State of Colorado or any state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact.
There is no substitution for the licensure.
Experience in long term care or assisted living facility;
Experience with staff development
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Skill in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to residents.
Skill in preparing and administering prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) performs treatments according to established policies/procedures.
Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned resident care based on the residents' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; 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.
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
Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice
Knowledge of the State Nurse Practice Act, Federal, state and VA codes related to nursing homes, Medicare reimbursement and case mix index, geriatric treatment and care issues, current and emerging nursing care treatments
Knowledge of quality standards, procedures, and protocols
Knowledge of specialized client care applicable to the work situation
Effective problem solving skills.
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
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.
Must pass TB test.
Must possess a Colorado Driver's License.
Must maintain a current and active Registered Nurse 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.
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.
How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.
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. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.
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.
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The Assessment Process:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
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