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Nurse Manager (Mid-Level Provider) - CMHI at Fort Logan

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Nurse Manager (Mid-Level Provider) - CMHI at Fort Logan   

JOB TITLE:

Nurse Manager (Mid-Level Provider) - CMHI at Fort Logan

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information


This position will receive a short-staffing temporary pay differential of (8%) from July 1st 2023 - June 30th 2024.

This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!

CDHSCareers

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHFL)

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community.
The vision of CMHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental health illness within the resources available.
Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential.
CMHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-49.
The hospital has 94 adult inpatient beds, over four treatment units and is scheduled to open an additional 44 beds (two units) in August 2022.
These two forensic units will be dedicated to providing psychiatric stabilization and restoration treatment to individuals opined incompetent to proceed as a result of their mental illness.
Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital

Through our core values, CMHIFL staff is committed to:

  • Individual dignity and respect
  • Person-centered, evidence based care;
  • Trauma informed recovery;
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong family and community partnerships
  • Strong family and community partnerships


The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan is a tobacco free campus.

Description of Job

About this Work Unit:
The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community.
The vision of CMHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental illness within the resources available.
Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential.
CMHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-59.
The hospital currently has 138 adult inpatient beds, over six treatment milieus serving civil and forensic individuals.
Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital.


Purpose of this Position:


Supervise all nursing staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisors, who are assigned to a specific patient care unit.
The RN IV tailors the application of nursing theories, concepts and principles to fit specific unit or patient population circumstances and to deal with emergencies.
In coordination with the other discipline managers on the team, the Nurse Manager is expected to attend hospital morning rounds and report on issues that impact the nursing care provided on the unit to include: admissions/transfers, discharge/discharge barriers, special treatment plans/behavior plans, grievances at step one, seclusions & restraints to include staff debriefings, staffing/call-offs & coverage issues, patient to patient assaults, patient to staff assaults, census, number of patients on observation levels to include type of observation patients receiving 1:1 staffing, patients who are QA based due to heightened risk factors, elopements, medical issues, medical appointments, medication variances, pain assessment status, barriers to admission & team needs to reduce or eliminate barriers to admissions, and critical incidents at the team level.


Summary of Duties:

Demonstrates professional leadership by applying nursing concepts, theories and standards to complex clinical situations and to team program development.
Ensures optimal patient care by direct observation of clinical practice and by reviewing treatment as discussed and demonstrated in patient records, care plans and treatment planning meetings.
Consults with team and nursing department to establish standard patient care protocols.

Supervises all nursing staff either directly or through subordinate supervisors.
Establishes and monitors performance criteria in regular supervisory meetings with nursing staff, including performance plans and evaluations, and appropriate corrective or recommended disciplinary actions.

Conducts interviews, selects and hires nursing personnel per agency guidelines.
Orients and trains new nursing staff to apply theory and skills in individualized plans for a specific patient population.


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:

  • Current, valid licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
AND

  • Four years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
**Note, nothing in these Minimum Qualifications alleviates the criteria to transfer licensing or any requirements by the respective board under the Colorado


Substitutions:


Completion of Master's Degree in Nursing will substitute for up to two years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of inpatient psychiatric nursing experience
  • 1+ years of experience as a nurse manager on an inpatient psychiatric unit
  • Experience scheduling for a 24/7 inpatient unit
  • Previous acute inpatient psychiatric hospital experience
  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and current medications
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care principles and practices


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


Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must be available to complete shift work- nights, evenings, back-to-back, weekends and holidays shifts as needed
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must pass a pre employment Physical
  • Required Flu Vaccination, unless an authorized exemption is provided.
  • Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen, CAPS and Fingerprinting
  • Must have an maintain CO Driver's License
  • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials Explain: medications
  • Travel maybe required: travel to trainings, may need to transport patients to medical appointments
  • Essential Services Designation-required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety and welfare.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
    New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire.

    Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions vaccination guidance.
    If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact CDHS_HumanResources@state.
    co.
    us
  • Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnsons Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorados Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
  • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees, direct contractors, or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire, or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.


APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.
personnelboard@state.
co.
us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.
866.
5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.
colorado.
gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

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.

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.


For additional recruiting questions, please contact brennon.
watts
@state.
co.
us

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:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.
    copera.
    org 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
  • 11 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
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
    For more
information, go to https://www.
colorado.
gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

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.


ADAA 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 cdhs_ada@state.
co.
us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


Toll Free Applicant Technical Support

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

140508 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707244080-c2a27c5493b377eebce55f9070668d42

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Department Information


This position will receive a short-staffing temporary pay differential of (8%) from July 1st 2023 - June 30th 2024.

This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!

CDHSCareers

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHFL)

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community. The vision of CMHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental health illness within the resources available. Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential. CMHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-49. The hospital has 94 adult inpatient beds, over four treatment units and is scheduled to open an additional 44 beds (two units) in August 2022. These two forensic units will be dedicated to providing psychiatric stabilization and restoration treatment to individuals opined incompetent to proceed as a result of their mental illness. Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital

Through our core values, CMHIFL staff is committed to:

  • Individual dignity and respect
  • Person-centered, evidence based care;
  • Trauma informed recovery;
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong family and community partnerships
  • Strong family and community partnerships


The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan is a tobacco free campus.

Description of Job

About this Work Unit:
The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL) is one of two state hospitals serving our community. The vision of CMHIFL is to provide the highest quality mental health services to persons with complex, serious, and persistent mental illness within the resources available. Our mission is to support those individuals in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential. CMHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult patients, generally between the ages of 18-59. The hospital currently has 138 adult inpatient beds, over six treatment milieus serving civil and forensic individuals. Medical services, occupational therapy, neuropsychological-rehabilitation services, and trauma-informed care services are available for all patients throughout the hospital.


Purpose of this Position:


Supervise all nursing staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisors, who are assigned to a specific patient care unit. The RN IV tailors the application of nursing theories, concepts and principles to fit specific unit or patient population circumstances and to deal with emergencies. In coordination with the other discipline managers on the team, the Nurse Manager is expected to attend hospital morning rounds and report on issues that impact the nursing care provided on the unit to include: admissions/transfers, discharge/discharge barriers, special treatment plans/behavior plans, grievances at step one, seclusions & restraints to include staff debriefings, staffing/call-offs & coverage issues, patient to patient assaults, patient to staff assaults, census, number of patients on observation levels to include type of observation patients receiving 1:1 staffing, patients who are QA based due to heightened risk factors, elopements, medical issues, medical appointments, medication variances, pain assessment status, barriers to admission & team needs to reduce or eliminate barriers to admissions, and critical incidents at the team level.


Summary of Duties:

Demonstrates professional leadership by applying nursing concepts, theories and standards to complex clinical situations and to team program development. Ensures optimal patient care by direct observation of clinical practice and by reviewing treatment as discussed and demonstrated in patient records, care plans and treatment planning meetings. Consults with team and nursing department to establish standard patient care protocols.

Supervises all nursing staff either directly or through subordinate supervisors. Establishes and monitors performance criteria in regular supervisory meetings with nursing staff, including performance plans and evaluations, and appropriate corrective or recommended disciplinary actions.

Conducts interviews, selects and hires nursing personnel per agency guidelines. Orients and trains new nursing staff to apply theory and skills in individualized plans for a specific patient population.


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:

  • Current, valid licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
AND

  • Four years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
**Note, nothing in these Minimum Qualifications alleviates the criteria to transfer licensing or any requirements by the respective board under the Colorado


Substitutions:


Completion of Master's Degree in Nursing will substitute for up to two years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of inpatient psychiatric nursing experience
  • 1+ years of experience as a nurse manager on an inpatient psychiatric unit
  • Experience scheduling for a 24/7 inpatient unit
  • Previous acute inpatient psychiatric hospital experience
  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and current medications
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care principles and practices


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


Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must be available to complete shift work- nights, evenings, back-to-back, weekends and holidays shifts as needed
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must pass a pre employment Physical
  • Required Flu Vaccination, unless an authorized exemption is provided.
  • Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen, CAPS and Fingerprinting
  • Must have an maintain CO Driver's License
  • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials Explain: medications
  • Travel maybe required: travel to trainings, may need to transport patients to medical appointments
  • Essential Services Designation-required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety and welfare.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within thirty (30) business days of hire.
    Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact CDHS_HumanResources@state.co.us
  • Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnsons Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorados Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
  • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees, direct contractors, or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire, or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.


APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

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.

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.


For additional recruiting questions, please contact brennon.watts
@state.co.us

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:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org 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
  • 11 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
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

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.


ADAA 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 cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


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