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Part-time Psychiatric Registered Nurse I - Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

Colorado State Denver, CO
  • Posted: July 14, 2019
  • $30 to $44 Hourly
  • Full-Time

Part-time Psychiatric Registered Nurse I - Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
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Part-time Psychiatric Registered Nurse I - Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

Salary

$30.38 - $44.46 Hourly

Location

Denver, CO


Job Type

Part Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services


Job Number

IIC 04131 8/15/2019
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Department Information


This position is only open to current Colorado State residents.
This is a part-time position

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 a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

Our commitment to the people of Colorado is to serve the State's most vulnerable populations by providing the right services to the right people in the right setting at the right time and to daily live our mission of being "people who help people.

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

About this Work Unit:
Each treatment unit provides psychiatric treatment services to adult clients through the use of a Milieu Treatment Program based on models of milieu therapy and group therapy. The focus of treatment is ongoing assessment and interventions designed to assist individual clients to resolve the specific problems that brought them to the hospital and to return them to the least restrictive environment in the community. Approaches are strength-based, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented enabling patients to learn more effective coping and living skills in order to function more effectively in the community upon discharge from the hospital. The psychiatric care and treatment modalities include milieu management, group therapy, activity therapy, health education and medication management with the goal of providing a consistent and safe environment for clients and to assist them with the amelioration of presenting problems and symptoms and improve problem solving and coping skills.
Summary of Duties:
This position exists to provide therapeutic work in the psychiatric care of mentally ill patients hospitalized at the CMHIFL. Duties included maintaining a therapeutic environment and monitoring group climate by providing input at treatment planning sessions, case conferences and related meetings as well as participating in identifying client problems and in establishing approaches to client treatment, providing one-to-one counseling, delivering direct nursing care and teaching daily living skills and supervising daily activities, acting as patient advocate by giving support and education on patient rights and resolving or referring patient rights issues. May assume role of medication nurse, charge nurse or milieu manager depending on scheduling needs of unit. Responds to crisis situations by adhering to nursing standards and hospital policies and procedures as well as detecting and correcting safety violations in patient care areas. Performs other duties as assigned.
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 (DORA)
Substitutions: None

Preferred Qualifications:

+ 1 year of full time inpatient psychiatric nursing experience.

Conditions of Employment:

+ Applicants must be available to complete shift work- nights, evenings, back-to-back, weekends and holidays shifts as needed
+ Must pass a pre employment Physical
+ Required Flu Vaccination, unless an authorized exemption is provided.
+ Have no felony convictions or history of domestic violence
+ Pass a Colorado Background Investigation (CBI), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background investigations.
+ Pass pre-employment drug testing
+ Must report to work during inclement weather
+ Must be willing and able to follow prescribed procedures and policies even if they conflict with your personal preference
+ Must be willing and able to work with staff and clients of all social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, Must be willing and able to work with potential dangerous clients in a locked setting.
+ Essential Services Designation-required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety and welfare.



Highly Desirable Competencies:

+ Ability to work with and communicate with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner and committed to quality service
+ Ability to perform with a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments efficiently
+ Ability to foster commitment and team spirit
+ Ability to listen to others and respond appropriately
+ Ability to keep own emotions under control and restrain negative behaviors when provoked or when working under conditions of stress
+ Ability to resolve conflict
+ Ability to problem solve
+ Ability to execute decisions
+ Integrity, and Accountability



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 for

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