Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center and Baca County Public Health will be doing a free of charge COVID-19 Vaccine administration for teachers, healthcare workers, and age 65 and over Baca County residents at the Fairgrounds "Minnick Building" on February 19th from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Every participant needs to enroll as appointments will be made to assure social distancing. Arrangements can be made to have the vaccine administered in your car if you are not able to walk in to the building. All 65 years and older Baca County Residents that wish to participate should call the SECHD Rural Health Clinic at (719) 523-6628 or sign-up online at https://ptserver.fasthealth.com/web_sech_co/forms/?formID=9315&sub=COVID-19+Vaccine+Signup or on the top header of the face page of the www.sechosp.org website click COVID 19 Vaccine Sign -up and fill in the preregistration form.
Train To Be A Nurse Aide
Local Adults and Students are being encouraged to apply to join our "Free Nurse Aide Class" at Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center in Springfield, CO.
Train to be a Nurse Aide in one of two separate classes: The first class will be held on April 5, 2021 to April 23, 2021, and the deadline for application to take the course will be March 31st, the second class will run June 7, 2021 to June 25, 2021, with the deadline for course application on May 11, 2021.
If you, or someone you know, would like to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be offering a Nurse Aide Class. The class is free if you would like to work for Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center or for Walsh Healthcare.
To apply, you must be 16 or older with no record of a felony, violent or theft crime and you must pass a drug screening to be considered for the class. A reading comprehension test and an interview will be completed prior to acceptance into the Nurse Aide Class. A certified nursing assistant is on the front lines of patient / resident care. The nursing assistant position is certainly one of the most vital to daily operations for the nursing care facility, your compassion and skill in patient/resident care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves.
Classes will begin, with classroom instruction in our nursing assistant program including basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and infection control. Students also gain hands-on-experience during clinical activities in our skills lab.
A certified nursing assistant job is a great entry point for a nursing/medical career. You'll be deeply involved in patient/resident care, making sure that sick and injured people have their basic needs met. And you can be ready to start working as a certified nursing assistant in a very short period of time. Job prospects for CNAs are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term care needs of an aging population; jobs in this field are expected to grow faster than the average for all careers at this time.
If you are ready to take the first steps toward becoming a certified nursing assistant and a career in health care, please call Corey Castle, Human Resources, at 719-523-4501, ext #160 or call Sheri Reed Resident Care Coordinator (719) 523-2016, ext# 216; or Glenice Wade, ADON, (719) 523-2141 ext #141.