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Colorado State Temporary LPN - HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN II -Pueblo area in Pueblo County, Colorado

Temporary LPN - HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN II -Pueblo area

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Temporary LPN - HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN II -Pueblo area

Salary

$3,852.00 Monthly

Location

Pueblo County, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIB TEMP

Closing

Continuous

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Department Information

This position is a temporary position that could last up to 6 months and may work at various CDHS locations. COVID testing. On the job training provided.

Our Culture & Environment

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.

Description of Job

This position exists to provide professional nursing care through cooperation/collaboration with other disciplines, i.e. M.D., Social Work, Nursing Staff, Rehab. Staff, etc. This position provides direct and indirect care to residents. This position administers medications, performs treatments and technical nursing skills and completes documentation meeting V.A. and State rules and regulations.

Primary Job Duties

Medication Administration and Management

  • Directly administers oral, parental, topical, rectal, nasal, optic, inhalation, transdermal and ophthalmic medications ordered by the physician; facilitates the reordering of medication and evaluating medication effectiveness and compliance by nursing home and domiciliary residents.

  • Records administration information in resident's medical record.

  • Assesses residents who self administer their medication for compliance and assists/educates resident's to safely administer medications.

  • May administer IV medication as ordered (must be certified).

Patient Care Interdisciplinary

  • Practices care in accordance with the care plan with more independence and demonstrating more initiative to maximize independent functions and assure safety at all times.

  • Maintains a log of each patient requiring a temporary care plan in the resident medical record according to VA/State regulations.

  • Facilitates appointments in accordance with care plan and MD orders to other hospitals, physicians, and rehabilitation services.

  • Observes, evaluates, records and reports signs and symptoms of residents physical and mental condition, with emphases on deviation from the residents usual condition, documentation is completed according to the standers of nursing practice.

  • Filing and care of medical records is completed according to VA regulations (DOM).

  • Will Transport residents to and from appointments, etc.

Performs Resident Treatments as ordered and Assists Physician During Examination

  • Performs resident treatments as ordered by the physician and documents in the medical record according to VA and State Regulations.

  • Treatments may be provided in the resident cottage or assigned room or private location in the NH as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Provisions for services include skilled observations, teaching direct care, coordinates with the physician as well as assures timely and accurate recording of patient care.

  • Assists the physician in the examination of the resident by preparing residents examination/treatment.

  • Provides vital statistics, and serves as the resident advocate in the clarification of needs and communication of treatments to the resident.

  • Assumes responsibility of organizing and facilitating the screening of activities for domiciliary and NH residents with the aid of staff.

  • Assures completeness and timeliness of screenings/data collection.

Performs ADL Care Activities

  • Performs ADL care activities in response to resident needs including bathing, skin, hair, foot and peri-care while encouraging resident independence.

  • Also performs laundry, housekeeping, and transportation to appointments as needed.

  • Assesses cottage for rehab needs and safety.

  • Oversees activities of client care aides in order to ensure all care needs are met.

  • Observe, monitor, and report effectiveness of medications, treatments, and nursing interventions with regard to resident safety and well-being.

Administrative & Other

  • Attends in-services and pertinent staff meetings and maintains a record of such meetings.

  • Contributes input and problem solves toward goals and expected patient/management outcomes.

  • Will transport residents to and from appointment.

  • Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

  • One (1) year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • Must possess a valid, current Colorado Nursing License

Substitutions

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Long Term Care Environment

  • Nursing experience as a LPN in a long term care setting or Mental Health facility

  • Experience working with Electronic Health Records

  • IV Certification

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively treat long term care residents

  • Ability to maintain required licensure/credentials

  • Knowledge of the nursing process to provide care for medical and psychiatric resident needs

  • Customer/Personal Service - knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, this includes needs assessment

  • 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 performance

  • Organization Skills

  • Documentation/Recording Information - entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

  • Computer Skills/Software - knowledge of Microsoft Office software, excel spreadsheet, database software

  • A strong work ethic based on a foundation of: self-motivation, loyalty, honesty, and integrity

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, day, evening, graveyard (night) shifts, weekends, and holidays and back-to-back shift and double shifts as needed.

  • Must be accessible to immediate telephone communication.

  • Must be able to follow prescribed policies and procedures even if they may conflict with "personal" preferences.

  • Ability to work with staff and residents of diversity to include social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in a long term care setting

  • Work in a facility with locked and unlocked environments.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a TB test, which will be given prior to employment at employer's expense.

  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment criminal background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

  • Must complete an annual LPN competency test.

  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted Colorado's driver license.

  • This position requires shift work, including day, evening and night shifts. as well as holidays and weekends, as needed.

  • This position requires use, handling, or exposure to hazardous materials. Specifically, this position will be required to handle invasive medical devices/equipment.

  • May be required to travel outside the SLV for ongoing education and to transport local medical appointment.

  • Since this position is considered essential services, the employee must report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare of patients.

  • 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.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

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 in the work experience section of 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.

For recruiting questions, please contact melissa.heronema@state.co.us.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA 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.

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 by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email ADA Coordinator at cdhs_ada@state.co.us 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.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.

THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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