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Colorado State Client Care Aide II - CNA - at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center in Garfield County, Colorado

Client Care Aide II - CNA - at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center



Client Care Aide II - CNA - at Rifle Veterans Community Living Center


$15.48 Hourly


Garfield County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

ILD 00211 08/13/2020



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Department Information

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Now Hiring! Stable work, job security, amazing benefits, and the chance to make a difference!

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 (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 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

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Our Culture & Environment

Our mission: Together, we empower Coloradans to thrive.

Our vision: To serve Coloradans through bold and innovative health and human services.

Our values: The Colorado Department of Human Services will:

  • Make decisions with, and act in the best interests of, the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being.

  • Share information, seek input, and explain our actions because we value accountability and transparency.

  • Manage our resources efficiently because we value responsible stewardship.

  • Promote a positive work environment to support and develop employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success.

  • Meaningfully engage our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes.

  • Commit to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow.

Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services

CO State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle

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.

Rifle Veterans Home is looking for Client Care Aide II's to join our Nursing team.

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

Client Care Aide II's provide basic hands-on nursing care in a safe, clean, infection controlled environment.

Essential and Important Duties:

  • Provide direct resident care including bathing, dressing, undressing, assisting in and out of bed, performing personal hygiene, feeding programs, toileting programs, range of motion, transporting, and interacting socially to meet residents' basic needs.

  • Explaining patient care before, during and after contacts; answering call lights; and assessing basic resident care needs; updating noted resident changes; recommending routines and schedules to IDT Team.

  • Report to the charge nurse resident's change of condition.

  • Perform basic resident observations, vital signs, blood pressure, weight, intake and output, basic skin assessments.

  • Provide infection control, implementing/using universal precautions, disposal of waste.

  • Clean linen room and equipment, stock supplies, complete supply forms.

  • Correct use of safety/positioning devices, side rails, transfer belts, proper use of equipment, attend on-going staff education programs

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED and At least one (1) year of professional experience as a CNA or performing similar duties/assignments of a CNA

Special Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid CNA license.

* Please attach a copy of your CNA certification and/or license as well as CPR certification if you've obtained it.*

Education and Work Experience Substitutions:

A valid nurse aide certification (CNA) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies for the high school diploma or GED or A valid practical nursing license (LPN) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies or any state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact for the nurse aide certification (CNA) can be substituted for the education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Experience bathing and dressing residents

  • Knowledge of modified diets

  • Ability to measure food and fluid intake and output

  • Ability to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors

  • Ability to perform accurate measurement of vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, weight and height

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 valid Colorado Driver's License.

  • Must be able to travel, in order to transport residents in state vehicles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 Information


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.

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

ADAAA Accommodations: 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.

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 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 upload (attach) it.