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22 Feb 2021

Full-Time CNA/Client Care Aide I at Bruce McCandless Veteran Community Living Center

DeptofHumanServ – Posted by DeptofHumanServ Florence, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Additional information can be viewed on the job application site itself.
This position exists to provide direct hands-on nursing care to facility residents to
include assistance with activities of daily living, documentation of care provided, awareness of psychosocial and physical needs/safety of residents, all performed in a manner consistent with the standards of the profession, legal and regulatory requirements.

Examples of Essential and Important Duties:

  • Provide direct resident care by hands on performance or assistance as needed with activities of daily living.
  • Provide environmental needs by arranging and adapting personal care items such as food or clothing and/or physical environment needs, e.g. wheelchair, walker, etc.
  • Gently guide and instruct residents as needed in self-care activities.
  • Perform basic assessments, i.e. vital signs, blood pressure, weight, etc.
  • Report any health issues/changes to the supervising nurse
  • Recommends observation of specific residents who may need dietary changes, e.g. from regular diet to pureed or regular liquid to thickened liquid
  • Provide basic resident activities of daily living care needs
  • Taking care of a resident’s personal hygiene, including bed, bath, shaving, nail care, etc.
  • Assist residents with meals, ambulation, hydration and toileting needs.
  • Transporting residents to their appointments using a state vehicle and/or delivering lab specimens.
  • Keeping the resident’s home environment clean and safe
  • Assisting the resident to therapy areas, dining room, activities, etc.
  • Monitor safety needs by supervising residents’ whereabouts, interactions and conditions and refer to charge nurse if necessary
  • Repositioning residents  for proper body alignment and comfort.
  • Provide psychosocial needs of residents and their significant others by direct personal contact.
  • This position will be required to deliver blood draws to the lab, drive a resident to a doctor’s appointment, or to the hospital (if not transported by ambulance)
  • Maintain education by attending mandatory and non-mandatory in-services and workshops to keep current as mandated by state law and VA regulations and facility policy and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED


  • A current, valid CNA license from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Special Qualifications

  • Must possess valid Colorado C.N.A. license upon entry into position, or have completed an accredited CNA program and obtain a CNA license within four months of completion.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Competencies

  • Skill in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to residents.
  • Possess good verbal, listening and written communication skills with all health care providers, residents, families and multidisciplinary team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to display professional conduct at all times when dealing with fellow staff members, residents, 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

Preferred Competencies 

  • 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 guidance and direction of the RN and/or Supervisor/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
  • Ability to effectively work with an resident population of varying physical, mental and emotional abilities and staff from multiple work units in the facility to achieve quality care planning and delivery

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 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
  • 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.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 57 days.

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