Courtesy Aide at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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Description of Job

Courtesy Aides are in training to learn how to perform the duties of the position.

Examples of Essential and Important Duties:

  • Perform basic assessments, i.e. vital signs, blood pressure, weight, etc.
  • Report any health issues/changes to the supervising nurse
  • Assess basic resident care needs
  • Taking care of a resident's personal hygiene, including bed, bath, shaving, nail care, etc.
  • Help patients with activities of daily living, toileting, feeding, walking, etc.
  • Transporting patients to their appointments
  • Keeping the resident's home environment clean and safe
  • Bringing the resident to therapy areas, dining room, etc.
  • Turning bed ridden residents to prevent bed sores
  • 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.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • 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.
  • Skill in administering prescribed medications and performing treatments according to established policies/procedures.
  • 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 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, including a screen for marijuana.
  • Must pass TB test.
  • Must possess a Colorado Driver's 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 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 on the application itself,  this includes completing the job history of the application. Applications left blank, do not include your work history or marked 'SEE RESUME' will not be considered in the minimum qualifications review. All relevant experience MUST be shown/listed under the 'Work Experience' section of your application and not in the Supplement Questions.

    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, telephone interview and/or structured interview. Candidates who most closely meet the job requirements will move through successive stages of the process. Applicants will be notified of their status via email following each stage. Please make sure that your email remains up-to-date since all notifications regarding this position will be via email. 


    For Recruitment questions for this job announcement, please contact Tawni.Albers@state.co.us

    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 by phone1-800-929-0791 or email cdhs_ada@state.co.usat 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 upload (attach) it.

    ~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~

    The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits 

    Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to  view the full, official job announcement  which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the 'Print' icon.

    01 Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 02 Please describe the depth and breadth of your professional experience as a CNA/LPN, explain what were some of your typical job duties/assignments. Do not type 'see resume' in the box below. If this doesn't apply, type 'N/A' in the box below. 03 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 CNA/LPN 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. Failure to meet these conditions of employment may result in termination of employment. I have read and understand the above conditions of employment.
  • Yes
  • No
  • 04 Are you willing to work any shift, holidays, and weekends?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 05 Are you willing and able to be on call?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 06 This position has been designated as essential services. By selecting yes below, you are acknowledging that you understand you must be willing and able to report to work without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the residents.
  • Yes
  • No
  • 07 This position requires all applicants to be residents of the State of Colorado at the time of application. Are you currently a resident of Colorado as required for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 08 I have read and understand the entire announcement and followed all of the instructions provided therein, including: fully and accurately completing the application (see resume statements will not be accepted); answering any supplemental questions; and have attached all of the required documentation, including resume, cover letter, and transcripts (if applicable), which will all be used as part of the comparative analysis process. I understand that failure to follow all instructions and submit all required documentation may result in elimination from consideration. (Late submissions will not be accepted).
  • Yes
  • No
  • 09 I meet the the minimums requirements of the Client Care Aide position and would like to be considered for the following: (check all that apply)
  • Part-time Client Care
  • Full-time Client Care
  • 10 Are you a current or former State of Colorado employee?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 11 If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number. 12 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.

    Required Question

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    the 'Printer' icon located above the job title
    Location varies by announcement, Colorado, -- Website http://www.colorado.gov/jobs

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