Pathways to Health

August 14, 2018


Did You Know?

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The AHEC Scholars Program is
now accepting applications!

If you're in your last two years of your nursing, public health, or Master’s of Social Work program and would like to boost your chances of getting a job after graduation, this first year Scholars Program kicks off in September 2018.

This nationally recognized statewide program focuses on interdisciplinary practice and education (IPE) while bringing a cohort of students together. Apply here.

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Medication Administration

A state approved, 4-hour required training on how to administer medication to children in a childcare setting.
This training is taught by a Registered Nurse.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
9AM - 1PM
Cost: $45

Standard Precautions

A required 1.5 hour training on standard precautions and blood borne diseases.
This training is taught by a Registered Nurse.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
1PM - 2:30PM
Cost: $20

First Aid/CPR

A state-wide class that meets all the requirements for all child care providers, renewable every two years.
This class is taught by a Colorado Division of Child Care approved vendor.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9AM - 3PM
Cost: $100

All classes are held at the Early Childhood Training Center at 130 Rockpoint Drive, Suite C, Durango.
Registration and payment is required to reserve a space in the training.
Questions? Contact Corinne Flieger: 247-0760 x2 or corinnef@ecclaplata.org
Register at: http://ecclaplata.org/trainings/

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9/10 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Cultivating Inner Resilience with Mindful Self-Compassion
Location: The Smiley Building, Studio 10
Free Community Presentation
Contact Myoung Lee, by email: MyahMindfulness@gmail.com or
by phone: (970) 946-5379

9/11- 10/30 (8 TUESDAYS) 5:30 - 8:00PM
8 Week Inner Resilience through Awakening Heart and
Mindful Self-Compassion
Location: Smiley Building, #205 Durango
Registration Fee: $250 - Payment Plan Available.
For questions or registration: Contact Myoung Lee by email: MyahMindfulness@gmail.com or by phone: (970) 946-5379

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Do you have the compassion to help others and are looking to start a new career? Are you a personal caregiver who values professional development? Are you caring for a loved one at home or from a distance?

The Caregiver Learning Academy (CLA) is providing for YOU a certified program delivering education and skills to effectively and safely care for others. Classes include web based courses as well as hands on in-class learning by nursing professionals who provide ongoing support. Classes will resume in August (the 1st class graduated in July!) and are designed to be flexible allowing you to move at your own pace. The academy is affordable and scholarships are available. Call 970-335-8885 or go to caregiverlearningacademy.com for further information.

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Save the Date - September 21

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NEW! Specialty Clinic List

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Mark Your Calendars!

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3-Hour Virtual Seminar on HIPAA vs. SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2

This lesson will cover the latest SAMHSA and HIPAA updates which were released in January 2018 and December of 2017 respectively, and also cover multiple scenarios and FAQ's relating to Substance Abuse Records, Mental Health Records, Alcohol Abuse Records, and the proper ways to secure this information and/or release this information. REGISTER HERE


Tribal Opioid Response Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Tribal Opioid Response grants (Short Title: TOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD.
Application Due Date: Monday, August 20, 2018

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Presented by the Patient Navigator, Community Health Worker and Promoter de Salud Alliance.
When: 2 pm MT Friday, August 10
Cost: Free!
The PN CHW PdS Alliance, with support from the Colorado Cancer Coalition, will be launching a webinar series for motivational interviewing this fall. This effort will be dedicated to applying motivational interviewing techniques to connect with difficult to reach populations throughout Colorado to increase cancer screening and prevention.

To prepare for the fall MI series, the Alliance will host basic sessions about cancer prevention and screening. Join us for the first session on prostate cancer, Aug. 10 at 2 pm MT, featuring Dr. Paul Maroni, the Clinical Director of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado.
Level 1: Patient Navigation Fundamentals
Topics in this three-day "Level 1" training include patient communication, health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
When: Sept 17-19
Where: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Level 1: Patient Navigation Fundamentals Online
Learn patient navigation basics in a virtual environment! You will learn the history of patient navigation, client assessment skills, health promotion and patient communication.
When: Sept. 24-Nov. 16
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New Courses Available!
See a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.

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Comfort Keepers of Durango is hiring a Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor who delivers care to clients using the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation and oversees the medically directed services of the agency. He or she effectively interacts with clients, provides information on health maintenance and disease prevention, and provides case management for patients while maintaining high standards of professional nursing. The RN Supervisor will travel to client homes within the service area to ensure proper care is being provided and that procedures and policies are being followed.

The ideal candidate is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, holds a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in this state, and has at least five years of nursing experience with at least one year of home health experience and two years in a management or supervisory position. He or she must have a current CPR certification and a copy of an updated TB test results/chest x-ray. In addition, he or she has a genuine desire to work with the elderly or disabled, reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and current automobile insurance and fluent English speaking and writing skills. Will be required obtain liability insurance. Contact Erin Youngblood at erinyoungblood@comfortkeepers.com.
Comfort Keepers is hiring CNA/Caregivers in the Ignacio, Bayfield and Durango area. We offer paid training, recognition programs, advancement opportunities and have Aflac benefits available. We have flexible start dates and competitive pay rates. Work for the agency voted #1 in Home Care four years running! Join our top-rated company where you will be valued and appreciated. Enjoy personal satisfaction for making a difference in people's lives. Apply at comfortkeepers.com/DurangoCo or call 970-515-7055
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a part time Public Health Nurse Home Visitor. This position will provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. Nurses adhere to the NFP model of home visitation and nursing process guidelines, develop therapeutic relationships utilizing concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing, assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs, goals and outcomes of clients relative the NFP program, and follow the nursing process in implementing NFP into Nursing practice. Applicant must be a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado. BSN required. Minimum of two years experience in maternal/child health or public health. Must have CPR certification. This position pays $24.51 to $36.77 per hour. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close 8/20/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a part-time Clinic Outreach Coordinator. The Clinic Outreach Coordinator will assist in increasing breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates among Colorado women by conducting targeted outreach, implementing reminder recall systems, and organizing community events and education. This work will be similar to a Community Health Worker, and requires an outgoing personality. The position pays $16.36-$23.72/hr. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close 8/15/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
Tri-County Health Network is searching for Behavioral Health Teletherapists to provide high quality, compassionate and ethical outpatient mental health therapy to school-aged clients in 4 rural Colorado school districts using tele-health technology. Therapists, operating as independent contractors, will treat clients via live HIPAA compliant videoconferencing, using the same techniques and approaches as traditional in-person therapy. The position offers a flexible schedule and you can work from anywhere! For a full job description, visit: http://tchnetwork.org/jobs/behavioral-health-tele-therapist-job-description_community-school/
Job Title: Rural Enrollment Manager
Reports to: Director of Programs
Status: Full-time, exempt position

Hunger Free Colorado is seeking a talented, driven, and experienced advocate for a unique position designed to work in, engage with, and serve rural and mountain communities providing systemic solutions to hunger at the grassroots and community-based level. There will be an emphasis on connecting with and providing education and resources for the Accountable Health Communities Model (AHCM) initiative in western Colorado. The Rural Enrollment Manager will travel frequently, building capacity in small and medium-sized towns for connecting families and individuals to food resources, specifically the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). This role will build relationships and capacity with local regional partners for providing SNAP application screening and assistance, as well as providing these navigation services directly when the circumstances require. Job description here.

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RN/LPN For Bayfield and Horse Gulch Offices
A pediatric medical home practice whose mission is to provide every child excellent, comprehensive, and informed healthcare is searching for a Full Time RN/LPN to join our skilled and professional team at both our Horse Gulch office and our new Bayfield office. Our nursing staff is responsible for professional communication and collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Responsibilities included but are not limited to; collection of patient health data, procedures, phlebotomy, processing of lab specimens, health screenings such as vision and hearing, and telephone triage. We are ever expanding our Telemedicine and Specialty clinics, offering new and exciting opportunities to our nursing staff. If you are a committed team player interested in joining a multifaceted integrated care medical practice, please send your resume to: aharrison@ppswdurango.com.

The purpose of the Business Development Specialist position is to enhance marketing efforts of food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. Duties include: developing statewide workshops to help companies with start-up and marketing issues; fielding calls and answering questions regarding business development, rules/regulations, grant and funding opportunities; and counseling producers/processors in the areas of marketing plans, market research, promotional marketing, supply chain management, new market opportunities and marketing communications.The position identifies new market opportunities for companies, understands gaps in the value/supply chain and helps companies identify potential niche markets. The position works with other organizations to identify companies that may need Business Development Services and directs company leads to other staff as necessary. The position also participates in outreach efforts to educate the public about Colorado agriculture and assists with Colorado Proud promotions.

Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
Click HERE

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