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Part-time Mid Level Provider - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center

Company: Colorado State
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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Part-time Mid Level Provider - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center

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Part-time Mid Level Provider - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center


$42.90 - $57.61 Hourly


Grand Junction, CO

Job Type

Part Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IKA 02242 3/24/2021



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Department Information

The primary duties of this position are located within 30 miles of the state border; therefore, this position is exempt from the residency requirements.

Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Under the direction of Governor Jared Polis, the Division of Professions and Occupations at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has conducted a review of existing licensing exemptions that allow for individuals in the healthcare field who either hold licenses in other states or who have allowed their license to expire in Colorado to immediately resume work within their scope of practice, provided their out-of-state or expired license is/was in good standing.

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:

Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.orgplus 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

+ BenefitHub state employee discount program

+ Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

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

Our Culture & Environment

+ We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

+ Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

+ We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

+ Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

+ We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

+ Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

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.

About the Division of Youth Services: The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the legal custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. The Division also contracts with numerous private residential and non-residential service providers throughout the State. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Division of Youth Services Vision: Achieving youth success and safer Colorado communities.

Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety utilizing a continuum of care that provides effective supervision, promotes accountability to victims and communities, and helps youth lead constructive lives through positive youth development.

We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the State of Colorado at: (

Description of Job

About this Work Unit:

This unit exists to provide a safe, secure and healthy environment for all youth for whom we have accepted physical and/or legal custody. To provide those youth under our care with a meaningful experience, regardless of the nature of the offense they have/or are alleged to have committed

Purpose of this Position:

Deliver health care to detained, pre-trial, and committed youth. Primary care is provided by licensed independent practitioners/Mid Level Providers with responsibility for a continuum of health care from initial assessment through development and maintenance of health care including physical, psychiatric, and dental maintenance.

Job Duties:

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Clinical Assessment: Detect and prevent the spread of communicable infectious disease by interviewing youth through the completion health appraisals, sick calls and obtaining complete history. Participate in obtaining data for health program planning.

Clinical Diagnosing and Treatment: Diagnose medical problems including emergency medical situations by performing physical exams, ordering appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests, interpreting results, formulating treatment plans using established protocol, and documenting thoroughly. Maximizing patient education in the treatment plan to promote health in wellness including education. Use established protocol for prescribing medication and treatment for diagnosed illness. Consult with Medical Director/Physician regarding variance from established protocol or when protocols are unavailable. Consulting and notify them of necessary referrals to other physicians and specialists for medical, dental and specialty problems beyond the scope of the agency clinic. Prepare and administer medication without error. Initiating and monitoring effectiveness of plans and adjusting them as indicating. Consult with Supervisor/DYS Physician if any questionable or complex diagnosis of treatment issues exist. Communicates information to the appropriate DYS personnel.

Mental Health: Evaluate mental status, mental health conditions of youth through interview and observation. Provides basic mental health intervention. Reports mental health information. Reports to supervisor or mental health resources for further evaluation or intervention, and referrals or transfers to Mental Health Hospital.

Documentation and Reporting : Documents history, exam, diagnosis, treatment in medical records. Completes the medical logs pertinent to medical department. Provides written guidelines for staff including emergency care. Communicates information to staff, supervisors and administration. Including Food Service for allergy purposes.

Health Education: Provide health education and training to both youth and staff, regarding the health care needs of high risk adolescents in a secure correctional facility.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Current, valid or recently expired licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse from any state; or current, valid or recently expired licensure as a Physician Assistant from a State



**Note, nothing in these Minimum Qualifications alleviates the criteria to transfer licensing or any

requirements by the respective board under the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).


The successful candidate will have two or more years experience in the following areas:

+ Prescriptive Authority in the State of Colorado

+ Adolescent health care

+ Assessing, diagnosing, and treatment of acute and chronic illness

+ Documentation in an electronic medical record


+ Knowledge to detect and prevent the spread of communicable infectious disease

+ Knowledge to diagnose medical problems including emergency medical situations by performing physical exams, obtaining lab tests, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting results, formulating treatment plans of the basic principles of supervision,

+ Knowledge to use established protocols for prescribing medication and treating diagnosed illnesses,

+ Knowledge to evaluate the mental status, and the mental health, conditions of youth through interview and observation,

+ Knowledge of Oral and Written Communication Skills,

+ Ability to resolve conflict,

+ Knowledge and ability of Interpersonal Skills,

+ Knowledge and experience clinically supervising medical staff.


+ Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen and Fingerprinting

+ Shift Work : 24/7 facility, may require evenings and weekend coverage

+ Colorado Driver's License

+ Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of the DYS Pre-service Training Academy, Field Training Program (FTO) and mandatory annual training in all subject areas

+ A nurse who is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) can work in Colorado without the need to obtain a license. The eNLC nurse must notify the board within 30 days of their arrival, but can still work without a Colorado license as long they're a member of the eNLC compact.


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

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.


Applicants are required to attach a 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.

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.

Supplemental Information

Comparative Analysis Process

The Assessment Process:

Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

If you have recruitment questions about this position please contact

"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 Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 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.

ADAAA Accommodations:

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

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