Healthcare Technician I (LPN or LPT) – Fixed and Flex Pool – CMHHIP – Pueblo

Job title: Healthcare Technician I (LPN or LPT) – Fixed and Flex Pool – CMHHIP – Pueblo

Company: State of Colorado

Job description: Department InformationThis position is open to current Colorado residents onlyPlease note: This recruitment may be used to fill both full-time and part-time vacancies.Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP) As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Hospital in 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.Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!Description of JobWe are seeking an exceptional individual for the HCT I (Licensed Practical Nurse / Psychiatric Care Technician – MI) position within our facility. 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.As a Health Care Technician I, you can expect to:

  • Administer nursing care (both psychiatric and medical) according to the plan of care, monitors and facilitates the provision of a therapeutic, safe milieu, and manage the milieu in the absence of HCT II or HCT III
  • Administer meds and treatments according to licensing and CMHIP standards for example oral, injection and topical. Follows all patient identification process for med administrations, treatments, etc. Aware of patient allergies, sensitivities of food/drug interactions, drug/drug interactions. Monitors all aspects of patient’s care needs to include nutritional, dysphagia and allergies
  • Follows and complies with all nursing competencies related to the HCT I
  • Effectively communicate by actively listening and sharing relevant information with co-workers, supervisor(s) and customers so as to anticipate problems and ensure the effectiveness of the department
  • Reports abuse allegations immediately to the charge RN/Lead Nurse/nursing appointing authority and refers to public safety
  • Alerts the RN to all exceptions, changes in patient status to include suicidal/homicidal ideation, need for medication or RN intervention
  • Completes and routes paperwork to appropriate area/person (to include incident reports and injury on the job,). Reports and corrects any hazardous findings
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsMinimum Qualifications:High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)*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 visit .)**Psychiatric Technicians must have a Colorado license.Substitutions:
There are no substitutions for these qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, valid certification as a paramedic in the State of Colorado

Special Qualification:

  • Maintains active and unencumbered Colorado License (LPT or LPN)

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 CMHHIP
  • 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 CTI and CPR
  • 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
  • Physically able to perform the duties required for the position, including kneeling, lifting arms above head, restraining others, and several other physical requirements.
  • 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
  • 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 .A standard appeal form is available at: . 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 InformationSign-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.For additional recruiting questions, please contact brennon.watts .usAbout Us:If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the (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

plus 401(k) and 457 plans * Employer supplemented

  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

state employee discount program * 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 moreinformation, go to .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~

Expected salary: $21.5 per hour

Location: Pueblo, CO

Job date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 02:14:54 GMT

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