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Colorado State Nursing Supervisor -Nurse III - Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan in Denver Metro, Colorado

Nursing Supervisor -Nurse III - Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan

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Nursing Supervisor -Nurse III - Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan

Salary

$35.72 - $54.15 Hourly

Location

Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIC 00190 01/14/2022

Closing

Continuous

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Department Information

We are filling multiple positions from this posting both Full-Time and Part-Time/Pool.

THIS POSITION HAS A RESIDENCY WAIVER EFFECTIVE UNTIL 10/21/22 and IS OPEN TO CURRENT RESIDENTS AND NON RESIDENTS

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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

  • 10 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

    *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 .

    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.

About Fort Logan

This position is located at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL). CMHIFL is a 94 bed psychiatric facility located in Denver that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community by providing mental health treatment to adult clients in the metro area. The mission of CMHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons of with complex, serious and persistent mental illness within the resources available.

Our goal is to assist patients in returning successfully to the community as soon as possible. The treatment program is designed with the Recovery Philosophy as the basis for the various therapy modalities offered, which include but are not limited to: Individual and group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Medication & health teaching, Family therapy & education, WRAP groups – wellness recover action plan (integrate WRAP (individual disposition planning), Work therapy, Mindfulness skills – deep breathing, Substance abuse education and Chaplain Services. Our goal is to be a partner in treatment with patients and their families, assisting them on their road to recovery. We attempt to maintain a safe, kind, and supportive environment of healing through our respectful customer service.

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan is a tobacco free campus.

Description of Job

We are filling multiple positions from this posting both Full-Time and Part-Time/Pool.

This position exists to provide supervision, clinical/administrative nursing consultation, and direction to registered nurses and nursing assistive personnel on the assigned shift to assure the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process in accordance with the nursing and hospital wide standards. Responsible for maintaining safe, adequate coverage for the inpatient units on the assigned shift. Serves as a resource or guide by advising others on how to use processes within a system or as a member of a collaborative problem-solving team.

Work environment:

Sometimes difficult customers/patients, locked units, interactive, fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented, requirement to make immediate and critical decisions, and a high level of accountability for patient care. High level of professional responsibility for the employee to maintain updated skills, knowledge, abilities and competencies necessary to the position through continuing education, clinical supervision, literature review and participating in discipline and team development.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Registered Nurse License from the State of Colorado or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact and

  • Three (3) years of professional experience as a registered nurse.

Substitution:

  • There is no substitution for the required license.

  • A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in nursing may substitute for up to two years of required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in long term care or assisted living facility; experience with staff development.

  • Experience in long term care or assisted living facility;

  • Experience as a supervisor;

  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities;

  • Experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses.

  • Experience multi-tasking and prioritizing assignments;

  • Caring, supportive, accountable leader;

  • Leader willing to work on an interdisciplinary team and problem-solve solutions to improve services.

This position requires the following as conditions of employment:

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • As a condition of employment, effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated will be required to submit to twice-weekly serial testing. Testing details will be provided during the onboarding process. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation will 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 CDHS_HumanResources@state.co.us

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 (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

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 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.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.

For recruiting questions, please contact leticia.tavarez @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.

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.

Always add Supplemental Question:

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.

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