CNA Training Program Office Assistant

REPORTS TO:  CNA Training Program Coordinator

STATUS:  Part time; hourly/non-exempt 20 hour/week

Position summary:

Responsible for clerical and operational coordination for The IC’s CNA Training Program (ICCTP).  Handles student inquiries, registration, payments, and provides efficient, confidential handling of all student documents.  Assists the Program Coordinator is promoting the ICCTP at local events and maintaining relationships with sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Intermediate expertise with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Some medical office experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability:

  • Communicates with ICCTP Program Coordinator regularly with regard to all ICCTP activities, processes, procedures and administration; suggesting and implementing improvements when needed.
  • Works with the instructors and students assisting with paperwork, and other general administrative duties.
  • Files and maintains student records while upholding privacy and confidentiality according to ICCTP guidelines and HIPAA regulations to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Inputs data, emails, faxes, copies, and collates as needed.
  • Maintains and updates office forms and documents.
  • Assists with grading tests, entering data, and managing ICCTP database.
  • Accepts applications, receives payment, and renders information regarding upcoming classes.
  • Tracks all students and payments in ICCTP database.
  • Coordinates with the Staff Accountant to reconcile each class; follows up on unpaid invoices.
  • Acts as custodian of the petty cash and follows the petty cash company policy.
  • Creates invoices for sponsored students as well as student balances in a timely manner for each class. Works closely with The IC Finance department.
  • Orders supplies and keeps inventory organized. Supplies include but are not limited to: paper products, kitchen supplies, gloves, lab supplies, linens and other student training materials.
  • Maintains cleanliness and order in the skills rooms and prepare rooms for State testing. Be available, on occasion, to open the facility for the State examiners at 7:00 am.
  • Answers phones in a timely manner and takes messages when necessary.
  • Indentifies, coordinates and attends new business development opportunities to promote ICCTP relationships and to support program growth through the addition of students.
  • Presents oneself in a professional manner which includes a neat appearance and communicating in a friendly and helpful way at all times.
  • Maintains content for the ICCTP Facebook page and website .
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and flexible
  • Ability to collaborate and connect with individuals.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and attention to detail essential
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good documentation and computer skills
  • Extraordinary internal and external customer service
  • Responsibility for personal and professional growth.

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop and bend.
  • The employee must be able to occasionally pick up items, lift and or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

If you are qualified and wish to apply, please route your resume and salary expectations along with a cover letter addressing your alignment with the minimum qualifications to hrresumes@the-ic.org. Responses must be received by Friday, November 8, 2019.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:  The Independence Center adheres to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, as explained in its employee handbook, to all eligible participants regardless of age, sex, color, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, or disability.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower the most qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position

Personal Care Attendant

Department: HCBS
Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly. Part Time
Reports To: HH Manager

Position Summary

Provides personal care and skilled services under the direction of the Consumer and within the guidelines of Colorado Springs Independence Center company policies and procedures.  The Home Health Attendant is hired and assigned to specific clients at the request of the Consumer with assistance from the Agency and performs services for clients as is necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of the IHSS general training program, skills test, competency evaluation or the equivalent documentation
  • Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, good driving record
  • CPR certification
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to safely lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be skilled at complicated transfer techniques and any equipment used by consumer as pertains to consumer care

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability

  • Performs simple procedures under the direction, training and supervision of the consumer, while following all policies and procedures including but not limited to the following:
    1. Range of motion exercises
    2. Bowel program/Digital stimulation
    3. Urinary catheter care
    4. Wound care per client instruction
  • Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Bathing, bed bath/tub, bath/shower
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care
    4. Oral hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing
  • Performs household services essential to home health care, as directed by the consumer but not limited to the following:
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Laundry duties
    3. Light housekeeping
  • Assists with medications per consumer direction
  • Provide protective oversight
  • Report any observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the consumer and to the HCBS coordinator.
  • Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client’s records.
  • Turn in all time sheets before 10:00 am every Monday.
  • Records accurate time in/out, using telephony system, for every visit.
  • Promote personal safety and a safe environment for consumers by observing infection control practices.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of all necessary equipment prior to use in the client’s home. Uses lift equipment provided in the home according to the instructions in the POC.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports. Participates in staff meetings, in services and team conferences as requested and required.
  • Maintains confidentiality and follows HIPAA guidelines in all aspects of the position.
  • Participates in in required in service programs to meet compliance requirements. Notifies learning needs to the agency.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Good documentation and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Home health environment, must be able to life at least 50 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower the qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

We are hiring great people to join our Home Healthcare Team!  Preferred candidates must be flexible to work between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily with the ability to accept multiple visits per day in various locations. Includes work every other weekend.

Registered Nurse (Per Diem)

DEPARTMENT: Home Health
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing
STATUS: Per Diem                                                                                                        

Position summary

Provides quality skilled nursing care to persons with disabilities in their homes; works on team relationships with others and carries out assigned responsibilities. Performs client assessments based on agency and government standards of practice to ensure effective and appropriate homecare services.  Directs, plans and initiates appropriate action independently and responsively in home care situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado.
  • Current driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation, CPR certification, current TB results.
  • Minimum of one year Medicare/Medicaid home healthcare experience.
  • Understanding and knowledge of developing care plans for client care.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with individuals and their families.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability

  • Carries out the policies of The Independence Center
  • Reviews client referral information and responds to requests and
    1. Evaluates eligibility and appropriateness of client for home care services
  • Performs client assessments based on agency and government standards of practice to ensure effective and appropriate homecare services
    1. Considers the physical, psychological and socio-economic needs of the client, and ability for the client needs to be met in the home
  • Collaborates with physician and other health care professionals
  • Makes decisions and/ or recommendations that reflect consideration of immediate and long-range effects (components of care plan, frequency of skilled visits, and additional services.
  • Directs, plans and initiates appropriate action independently and responsively in home care situations
  • Utilizes agency and community resources appropriately
  • Records documentation of clinical records to ensure compliance with regulatory standards of timeliness, accuracy and completeness and company policy.
  • Communicates with other disciplines/departments when required
  • Identifies staffing needs and communicates this information
  • Communicates with physicians and supervisor of any and all changes of client’s conditions and concerns
  • Performs a comprehensive client assessment in the home with the client and the CNA, and other disciplines involved every 60 days, which includes reviewing/revising the plan of care
  • Supervises Home Health Aides and LPN’s to provide effective and quality Home Care Services as is mandated by Federal and State Regulations.
  • Promotes personal safety and safe environment for clients and co-workers
    1. Demonstrates knowledge of safety infection control practices by compliance with policies and procedures.
    2. Demonstrates and instructs safe and competent practices in the use and maintenance of equipment.
    3. Assesses safety of environment and takes initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
    4. Participates in all mandatory education per guidelines established by The IC.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with agency policies, state regulations and The IC policies and procedures
    1. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.  Does not reveal information from client records to others, except as identified in agency policy and in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
    2. Secures written and electronic confidential documents in a manner that prevents unauthorized release.
    3. Provides care in accordance with state and federal  regulations.
    4. Completes assigned tasks within established guidelines and time frames.
  • Provides On-call duties when requested by the D.O.N., or other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good documentation and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Home health environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

Personal Care Worker/Homemaker

Position Summary

Provides personal care services under the direction of IHSS Staff and within the guidelines of The Independence Center’s Home Health department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of 20 hour PCP certification training program and skills test, or competency evaluation, or the equivalent documentation.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current driver’s license, valid vehicle insurance, safe driving record and reliable transportation, current CPR certification, current TB screening
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. frequently
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability (PCW)

  • Performs simple procedures as are described in the PCP scope of practice as an extension of HCBS under the direction and supervision of the HCBS Coordinator, to include personal care activities including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing: Bed bath/tub bath/shower
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care/shaving with electric razor
    4. Assist with toileting
    5. Reminders for self-administered medications
    6. Assist with walking, simple positioning
    7. Oral hygiene
    8. Dressing
    9. Help with exercises if client can move unassisted
    10. Protective oversight
  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, as indicated on the care plan including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Protective oversight
    3. Laundry duties
    4. Light housekeeping
    5. Grocery Shopping
    6. Cleaning durable medical equipment
  • Reports and observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the supervisor.
  • Completes the appropriate records to document care given and including all pertinent observations.
  • Checks Kantime for next weeks’ schedule every Friday by 10 AM.  Notify scheduler immediately of errors in your schedule. Uses telephony to chart arrival and departure time as well as entering task codes to document care provided. Notifies office staff of difficulties encountered with telephony system while in the clients’ home, or the next business day if event occurs after hours. Records accurate time in/out, using telephony system, for every visit.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for consumers by observing infection control practices. Follows agency guidelines and report unsafe situations to the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings as required and team conferences as requested.
  • Assures compliance with client health-care record privacy and confidentiality according to The IC guidelines and HIPAA regulations.
  • Is required to complete ongoing education or training to remain proficient in clients care. This will include a yearly competency evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Relative personal care providers must sign their time sheets with their name and their relationship to their client.
  • Relative personal care providers must perform a Personal care task as is designated on the care plan.
  • All care providers will not provide transportation services and will not provide financial management services.
  • Complete 6 annual Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Time sheets must have the travel time documented on each visit as pertains to client.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability (Homemaker)

  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, as indicated on the care plan including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/set-up
    2. Laundry duties
    3. Light housekeeping (permanent client living space, no shared spaces)
      1. Kitchen
      2. Dishes
      3. Bathroom
      4. Bedroom
      5. Dusting
      6. Vacuum
      7. Sweep/Mop
      8. Trash
      9. Dust
      10. Linen change
      11. Make bed
    4. Grocery Shopping
  • Reports and observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the supervisor.
  • Completes the appropriate records to document care given and including all pertinent observations.
  • Checks Kantime for next weeks’ schedule every Friday by 10 AM.  Notify scheduler immediately of errors in your schedule. Uses Kantime to chart arrival and departure time as well as entering task codes to document care provided. Notifies office staff of difficulties encountered with Kantime system while in the clients’ home, or the next business day if event occurs after hours. Records accurate time in/out, using Kantime system, for every visit.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for consumers by observing infection control practices. Follows agency guidelines and report unsafe situations to the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings as required and team conferences as requested.
  • Assures compliance with client health-care record privacy and confidentiality according to The IC guidelines and HIPAA regulations.
  • Is required to complete ongoing education or training to remain proficient in clients care. This will include a yearly competency evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Relative personal care providers must sign their time sheets with their name and their relationship to their client.
  • Relative personal care providers must perform a Personal care task as is designated on the care plan.
  • All care providers will not provide transportation services and will not provide financial management services.
  • Complete 6 annual Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Time sheets must have the travel time documented on each visit as pertains to client.

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills

 Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Home health environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

Certified Nurse Aide

Position Summary

Provides personal care services as ordered by the physician.  Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist/RN and household services essential to health care at home.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a formal CNA certification training program, skills test and competency evaluation
  • Current license as a Certified Nurse Aide in the State of Colorado
  • Current driver’s license, valid vehicle insurance, safe driving record and reliable transportation, current CPR certification, current TB screening
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Must be skilled at complicated transfer techniques: Hoyer Lift/Easy Pivot Machine/gait belt, weight bearing & non-weight bearing techniques
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

 Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability

  • Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist/RN
    • Range of motion exercises
    • Bowel program/Digital Stimulation
    • Urinary catheter care
  • Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to
    1. Bathing:  Bed bath/tub bath/shower
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care
    4. Oral hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing
  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Laundry – only if soiled during visit
    3. Light housekeeping in work areas soiled or as pertains to client care
  • Assists in the administration of medications that are ordinarily self-administered under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (per state nurse practice laws and agency policy)
  • Reports any observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the Registered Nurse immediately. Completes documentation on the appropriate forms including accident/incident reports.
  • Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client’s records.  Completes the appropriate records to document care given and pertinent observations
  • Checks Kantime for next weeks’ schedule every Friday by 10 AM.  Notify scheduler immediately of errors in your schedule. Uses telephony to chart arrival and departure time as well as entering task codes to document care provided. Notifies office staff of difficulties encountered with telephony system while in the clients’ home, or the next business day if event occurs after hours.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following agency guidelines and reporting unsafe situations to the supervisor/case manager
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.  Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided.  Notifies supervisor of educational needs.  Uses lift equipment provided in the home according to the instructions in the Plan of care. Reports equipment in need of repair
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings and team conferences as requested
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Participates in required in-service programs to meet compliance requirements.  Identifies learning needs to agency supervisor
  • Complete 12 annual Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary
  • Maintains active Colorado CNA License

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Good documentation and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Home health environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.