NTSOC
Looking for pediatric home care in Colorado Springs CO? NTSOC Pediatric Home Health Care provides the quality care and service your child needs.

Committed to Special Needs Children and Their families

Our staff primarily provide supportive services to pediatric special needs clients and their families.

Our mission is to provide quality home care services for pediatric patients to allow them to remain in their homes and live with independence and dignity for as long as possible.

Welcome to Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado (NTSOC), a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency specializing in special needs children.

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Our services include home healthcare, Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy, Case Management and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program.

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NTSOC is licensed as a skilled home health care agency, providing long term pediatric care, including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) services.

Home Health Care

As the parent of a special needs child, there are times when you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn. Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado  is a pediatric home healthcare agency that understands and can help you.

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    NTSOC is licensed as a skilled home health agency, providing long term pediatric care, including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. CNA services are provided under the supervision and guidance of a Registered Nurse. Our staff is very dedicated and passionate about caring for all types of special needs clients in their homes. We provide treatment using a well-rounded, family-centered approach to ensure our clients and their families have a positive experience with the best possible support and outcomes. We are compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive, while taking pride in delivering excellent care. Call to have our experienced pediatric nursing staff come to your home to perform a personalized assessment for your child.

     

    For questions and referrals, please contact:

     

    Keri Kinney, RN

    Director, Clinical Services

    719-574-5562, ext. 252

    keri.kinney@ntsoc.com

what we do

 NTSOC is dedicated to providing compassionate pediatric home care and therapy to all children.

NTSOC’s staff of caring professionals includes nurses, certified nurse aides, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists.

NTSOC offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in a sensory sensitive environment if needed.

Outpatient Clinic

The NTSOC therapy clinic is a full-service outpatient therapy clinic. Our mission is to provide high-quality service to all members of the community, including both adults and pediatric clients, in order to help each individual patient reach their optimal level of function.

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    Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for all ages for all conditions.

    We pay very close attention to the individual needs of the client and provide a sensory sensitive environment when needed. Common diagnoses that we work with include orthopedic rehab (shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain), sports medicine injuries (knee injuries, ankle sprains, any sports related over-use injuries), post-surgical rehab (total knee, total hip, total shoulder, LE amputation), worker’s compensation injuries (over-use injuries, trauma, Carpal Tunnel), and a variety of pediatric diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders and pediatric orthopedic conditions.

    Our therapists have a variety of specialties including orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, chronic pain management, and spinal rehabilitation.

    Our insurance networks are constantly changing, so please contact our clinic directly at 719-574-5562 ext. 251 with specific questions regarding insurance network status. We will be happy to assist you.

     

    For questions and referrals, please contact:

     

    Jen Hanson

    Director, Outpatient Clinic

    719-574-5562, ext.251

    jen.hanson@ntsoc.com

NTSOC's Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program offers a 4-week course offered both day and night.

NTSOC’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program offers a 4-week course consisting of 60 hours of classroom and lab instruction and 25 hours of supervised training at a local, state-approved, long-term care facility. The CNA Training Program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. To support individual and community needs, both Day ( Mon. – Thurs. 9:00am.-2:30pm) and evening (Mon.-Fri. 5:30pm – 10:00pm.) classes are offered monthly.

 

Get more information on the Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

 

View the CNA Training Class Schedule

Case Management for Children’s Home and Community Based Services (C-HCBS) Medicaid Waiver Program and the Child with Autism Wavier (CWA).

Case Management

At NTSOC, we understand how stressful it is to navigate the Medicaid benefit system to ensure your child gets the services and supplies that they need to reach their potential. We are contracted with the State of Colorado to provide Case Management Services for the Children’s Home and Community Based Services (C-HCBS) Medicaid Waiver Program and the Children with Autism Wavier (CWA).

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    Children’s Home and Community Based Services is a Colorado State Medicaid Waiver program that is for children 0-18 with special needs that require long term care and/or medical interventions, but who do not qualify for Social Security income, based on their parent’s income being too high.

    The CWA Waiver Program is a Colorado State program for children 0-6 with the diagnosis of Autism that require assistance with activities of daily living and/or medical interventions.

    Our Case Managers assist families by providing information, emotional support and advice to successfully navigate the Medicaid system, ensuring the needs of the child and family are met.

    Referrals -There are several other types of Waiver programs that your child might qualify for, and if C-HCBS or CWA is not the program best suited for your family, our case manager will provide a referral to the appropriate agency and ensure the best assistance and coverage is received by your family.

     

    Need Help? If you are new to the world of special needs or if you feel you have become hopelessly lost trying to navigate on your own, please call us. Whether you become a client with us or not, we can assist you to get the information and services you need for your child.

     

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Ann Hanlon

    Director, Case Management Services

    719-574-5562, ext. 229

    ann.hanlon@ntsoc.com

every child is special

a home health care agency that understands

NTSOC’s staff of caring professionals includes nurses, certified nurse aides, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Our staff is very dedicated and passionate about providing home health care for all types of special needs clients in their homes.

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Welcome Message

a story to tell

NTSOC is a not-for-profit agency founded in 2001. Our staff primarily provide supportive services to special need clients and thier families.

ZACH

Zach is a wonderful, lively, encouraging person that has an unwavering zest for life and an ability to make friends in any situation. Zach has had many struggles which have never affected his outlook on life. Zach is active with Special Olympics and volunteers at a local fire department. We are so thankful to have Zach Graham as a part of our NTSOC family...Oh and he happens to have Down Syndrome as well.

VICTORIA

Victoria is a fighter and from day one has proved all her doctors wrong. At birth her parents were told she would never walk, talk or communicate. Well, this beautiful girl does a lot more than simply engage us. She loves to ride the bike around the office, communicate with her talker, and give all of us a hard time whether blowing us kisses or telling us “no”, watching Victoria grow up and become more engaging is a gift we all get to share at NTSOC.

MARSHALL AND RYLEN

Marshall and Rylen have a rare syndrome and their mom does such an amazing job at helping them lead the best life they possible can. Both boys have such beautiful minds and love to play Minecraft and watch WWE, in fact they would like to become WWE stars and we have no doubt that they will achieve anything they set their minds to. One of their favorite people in the world is their mom Autumn and she just happens to be one of our favorites as well. All of us at NTSOC feel so lucky to be a part of this family.

PETER

Peter is a loving little ball of energy. He has been through more than most people will ever go through in their lifetime and that has not slowed him down one bit. He loves coming to our outpatient clinic for physical therapy. He rides up and down the hall on our bikes and says hello to everyone. Needless to say, all of us here at NTSOC love Fridays even more because we get see Peter!!!

who we are

Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado

is a not-for-profit agency founded in 2001. Our staff primarily provide supportive services to special needs clients and their families. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and serve clients throughout El Paso and Teller counties.

NTSOC provides pediatric home care services, Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) classes, outpatient therapy and medicaid waiver management.

about

Lisa Davis - CEO/President

Lisa Davis was born in Worchester, MA and grew up in Oceanside, CA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego and began a 30-year career as a registered nurse that has allowed her to fulfill her personal mission of helping, supporting and developing people.

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    She completed her MBA with a specialty in Healthcare Administration at the University of Colorado – Denver in 2009. Her career has encompassed a wide variety of healthcare settings and she has specialized in home healthcare since 2002 when she brought her family to Colorado. Lisa served on the Colorado State Board of Nursing from 2007 – 2014 and has served on the Nurse Aide Advisory Council since 2014.

    Lisa originally came to NTSOC as a consultant and was extremely moved by the dedication and passion she saw in the office and field staff. She was honored to accept the position of CEO/President in June 2015. Having raised two children as a single working mother (including one with special needs), Lisa understands many of the struggles families go through and is committed to providing support and hope to our special needs community. She is excited about NTSOC’s future, especially the positive role it will play in affecting our Colorado Springs community on behalf of children and adults with special care needs.

     

Gary Caragao - CNA Program Coordinator

Gary completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in Manila, Philippines. He started his career in the Philippines, Canada, and then in the United States. He has worked in various field of nursing such as Maternal/Newborn, Geriatrics, Palliative, Hospice, and Home health.

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    He practiced both in civilian and military setting. He was a Nurse Aide Evaluator for the State of Colorado before joining NTSOC as a part –time C.N.A. Instructor. He assumed the role of Program Coordinator in September 2016. Gary is proud to be working with a group of highly motivated, committed, and excellent co-instructors in the C.N.A. Program. He is also enthusiastic in nurturing individuals seeking a career in healthcare.

Shellie Finn - Director of Finance

Shellie Finn came to Colorado in 1989 with her family when her father became the Olympic wrestling coach at USA Wrestling. She began her career in healthcare in 1992 in a work exchange program at her high school and fell in love with the financial side of the industry.

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    Her passion has carried her through 20+ years in this sector.  Shellie has been with NTSOC since 2008, originally working in the billing department and was promoted to Director in 2015. She is proud and honored to work at NTSOC and strives to support these special families each and every day. When she is not working, Shellie spends time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, is an avid reader and never misses a chance to see a good movie.

Ann Hanlon- Director of Case Management

Ann Hanlon has been a Case Manager for the Children’s HCBS Waiver program since 2007.  When she began her undergraduate career as a teenager she had the opportunity to work with adults with special needs.

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    Through this work she developed a special interest in this field and she decided on a degree in  Special Education which she received  from Southern Illinois University. Ann has been working with children and adults with special needs in various aspects for 28+ years.  She resides in Colorado Springs and is married with 3 children.  Ann finds her job to be very fulfilling and says it's amazing to help the families get services for their children and build trusting, working relationships with them.

Jen Hanson - Director of Outpatient Clinic

Jen Hanson has been a member of the NTSOC family for over ten years. In that time she was a Case Manager for 9 ½ years and continues to assist families in any way she can both at work and in the community.

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    In July 2015, Jen was promoted to Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic Director. She brings her business and marketing knowledge to the outpatient clinic after years of business ownership and management. Her main goal is to ensure all children and adults needing therapies are being served, especially those that turn 21 and are no longer able to receive therapies at home. Her drive and determination is to make sure that therapy is available to all who need it, and she is committed to making sure that NTSOC provides the best in quality care.

Keri Kinney - Director of Clinical Services

Keri Kinney received her nursing degree in 2007. Upon graduation, she worked in the hospital setting for 3 years as a cardiac nurse. She started with NTSOC in 2010 as a Clinical Case Manager, working her way through Assistant Director of Nursing, and was promoted to Director of Clinical Services in 2014.

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    Keri has a tremendous amount of compassion and is dedicated to ensuring all clients have a positive experience. With this focus, Keri is passionate about leading her team toward excellence in care.

Neal Marrs - Director of Medical Records/Facilities

Neal Marrs is NTSOC’s Director of Facilities, Medical Records, Safety and Security who specializes in records management and the multitasking of all trades.

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    He coaches dynamic co-workers through the accountability of company assets, and the transfer of mounds of paper documents to electronic records.

     

    Neal started at NTSOC as medical records manager in 2008, in 2014 he became the safety manager, facilities manager and security manager. He has obtained a HIPAA compliance training certificate, passed three stringent state audits, assists other departments in records transformation to digital management format, and provides excellent customer service to employees and clients. From performing paper operations and transition to electronic records, to helping clients and staff provide excellent home healthcare, Neal provides accountability and excellence in all that he does.

     

    In his spare time, you’ll find Neal fishing, camping, repairing autos, gardening, grilling, and enjoying his granddaughter and three children with his wife.

Rich Titmas - Director of IT/Emergency Management

Rich Titmas is a Colorado native born in Colorado Springs. Rich's grandson has been a client for several years.

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    He was employed at El Paso County Public Health as the Information Technology Program Manager for 8 years and a Project Manager for the health department for 2  years before accepting the position as the South Central Region Emergency and Preparedness Response Coordinator which included El Paso, Teller, Park, Lake and Chaffee counties. He got his first taste of emergency response during the 4 Mile Canyon fire in Boulder in 2010. Two years later he was part of the response of the states most destructive fire Waldo Canyon and then almost a year to the day later, the Black Forest Fire which was the states costliest fire. He has been part of the response for several floods since those those two fires. In his spare time he enjoys time in his woodshop.

Kristin Waldrop - Director of Quality & Compliance / Compliance Officer

Kristin Waldrop has been with NTSOC since 2003.  She thoroughly enjoys working with special needs children and their families.  Looking to ensure NTSOC is around forever, Kristin has changed positions to be Director of Compliance & Quality Management.

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    She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Science from the University of Colorado and is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  She also serves as NTSOC’s Training Facility Coordinator for the American Heart Association.

    Being in Colorado Springs since high school, she is devoted to helping people get as much information as possible to make the best decisions for their families.  Her main goal is ensuring that NTSOC is available to provide care to all who are looking for assistance.

     

As a premier home healthcare agency, Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado (NTSOC) strives to be an employer of choice.

careers

our eye is on your future

We offer a stable work environment, compassionate and supportive staff, professional development opportunities, a competitive compensation package and paid time off (PTO). Our benefits include a comprehensive medical plan, dental and vision coverage, ancillary plans such as accident, critical illness, disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan.

Current Opportunities:

  • Occupational Therapist (OT) 2 Positions Open

    OPENING DATE:  August 14, 2015                                   CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

     

    THE POSITION

     

    Directs the assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, communication and leadership to address the needs of patients as well as foster working relationships among professionals and ancillary staff.  The occupational therapist may serve infants, children, adolescents, adults and senior clients in a home health care or clinic setting.

     

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Performance Expectations for All Employees:

     

    • Protects confidential information and understands responsibilities regarding confidential information.
    • Complies with safety instructions, observes safe work practices, and provides input on safety issues and promotes a safe work environment.
    • Consistently demonstrates the agency’s mission to provide quality services for all patients to allow them to remain in their homes and live with independence and dignity for as long as possible.
    • Provides services in accordance with physicians’ orders and in compliance with Agency and governmental regulations.
    • Meets the agency’s expectations for exemplary customer service.
    • Pursues learning opportunities to enhance personal and professional capabilities.
    • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.
    • Complies with all local, state, and federal laws & regulations.
    • Attends required meetings.

     

     

    Essential Functions:

     

    • Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, consults with other professionals as necessary, reassesses patient status and adjusts care plan as needed to ensure optimal outcome.
    • Designs and implements a plan of care based on evaluation of patient status.
    • Conducts provision of therapy within accepted standards of care and in accordance with state law.
    • Provides occupational therapy in a home care setting, or outpatient clinic as assigned.
    • Communicates effectively with clients, relatives, professional and support staff to achieve desired patient outcome.
    • Adheres to established organizational policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
    • Maintains current and accurate records of properly signed prescriptions, patient evaluations, treatments, goals and plan of care.  Ensures conformity to regulations and requirements of third party payers.
    • Performs patient care visits in accordance with Agency productivity requirements.
    • Enhances professional growth and development of self and the department staff through presentations and participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
    • Provides direction and leadership to students, and staff when called upon.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

     

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Minimum Education:

     

    Graduated from an occupational therapy program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Master’s degree in related field preferred.

     

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

     

    One year experience in Occupational therapy field. Ability to relate to clients of all ages.  Displayed knowledge of patient care skills.

     

    Required Certification/License:  Licensed or eligible for license to practice occupational therapy in Colorado (DORA).

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Please apply on-line at http://www.ntsoc.com/careers.

     

    NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

     

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

     

  • Speech Therapist (ST) 2 Positions Open

    Speech Therapist (2 positions)

     

    OPENING DATE:  Reposted May 3, 2016                        CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

     

    THE POSITION

     

    Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services and appropriate referrals as necessary to all clients exhibiting a speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorder.  This position serves clients of all ages from pediatric to geriatric.

     

     

     

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Performance Expectations for All Employees:

     

    Protects confidential information and understands responsibilities regarding confidential information.

    Complies with safety instructions, observes safe work practices, and provides input on safety issues and promotes a safe work environment.

    Consistently demonstrates the agency’s mission to provide quality services for all patients to allow them to remain in their homes and live with independence and dignity for as long as possible.

    Provides services in accordance with physicians’ orders and in compliance with Agency and governmental regulations.

    Meets the agency’s expectations for exemplary customer service.

    Pursues learning opportunities to enhance personal and professional capabilities.

    Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.

    Complies with all local, state, and federal laws & regulations.

    Attends required meetings.

    Essential Functions:

     

    Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, consults with other professionals as necessary, reassesses patient status and adjusts care plan as needed to ensure optimal outcome.

    Designs and implements a plan of care based on evaluation of patient status.

    Conducts provision of therapy within accepted standards of care and in accordance with state speech therapy laws.

    Provides speech therapy in outpatient clinic, and home care setting as assigned.

    Communicates effectively with clients, relatives, professional and support staff to achieve desired patient outcomes.

    Adheres to established agency policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

    Maintains current and accurate records of properly signed prescriptions, patient evaluations, treatments, goals and plan of care.  Ensures conformity to regulations and requirements of third party payers.

    Performs patient care visits in accordance with Agency productivity requirements.

    Enhances professional growth and development of self and the department staff through presentations and participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

    Provides direction and leadership to students, and staff when called upon.

    Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Minimum Education:

     

    Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university.

     

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

     

    One year speech therapy experience, preferred in home care setting. Ability to relate to clients of all ages.

     

    Required Certification/License:

     

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and License to practice in the State of Colorado.
    • CPR Certification.
    • Current auto liability insurance in accordance with Agency policy.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Please apply on-line at http://www.ntsoc.com/careers.

     

    NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

     

  • Physical Therapist

     

     

    Physical Therapist

     

    OPENING DATE: November 8, 2016                                                                    CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

     

    The Position

    Directs the assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, communication and leadership to address the physical therapy needs of patients as well as foster working relationships among professionals and ancillary staff.  The physical therapist may serve infants, children, adolescents, adults and senior clients.

     

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Performance Expectations for All Employees:

     

    1. Protects confidential information and understands responsibilities regarding confidential information.

    2. Complies with safety instructions, observes safe work practices, and provides input on safety issues and promotes a safe work environment.

    3. Consistently demonstrates the agency’s mission to provide quality services for all patients to allow them to remain in their homes and live with independence and dignity for as long as possible.

    4. Provides services in accordance with physicians’ orders and in compliance with Agency and governmental regulations.

    5. Meets the agency’s expectations for exemplary customer service.

    6. Pursues learning opportunities to enhance personal and professional capabilities.

    7. Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.

    8. Complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

    9. Attend minimum of 75% of scheduled monthly staff meetings, in-services and other required meetings.

     

     

    Essential Functions:

     

    1. Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, consults with other professionals as necessary, reassesses patient status and adjusts care plan as needed to ensure optimal outcome.

    2.    Designs and implements a plan of care based on evaluation of patient status.

    3. Conducts provision of therapy within accepted standards of care and in accordance with state physical therapy laws.

    4. Provides physical therapy in outpatient clinic, and home care setting as assigned.

    5. Communicates effectively with clients, relatives, professional and support staff to achieve desired patient outcomes.

    6. Adheres to established agency policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

    7. Maintains current and accurate records of properly signed prescriptions, patient evaluations, treatments, goals and plan of care.  Ensures conformity to regulations and requirements of third party payers.

    8. Performs patient care visits in accordance with Agency productivity requirements.

    9. Enhances professional growth and development of self and the department staff through presentations and participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

    10. Provides direction and leadership to students, and staff when called upon.

    11. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    Minimum Education:

     Graduated from a physical therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

     Masters degree in related field preferred.

     

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    One year Physical Therapy experience. Ability to relate to clients of all ages. Displayed knowledge of patient care.

    Certification / Licensure:

    Licensed or eligible for license to practice physical therapy in Colorado (DORA).

    CPR Certification

    Current auto liability insurance in accordance with Agency policy.

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Please apply on-line at http://www.ntsoc.com/careers.

     

    NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

     

  • Home Health Aide/Certified Nurse Aide

    Home Health Aide/Certified Nurse Aide

     

    OPENING DATE: Monday, January 23, 2017                                       CLOSING DATE:  Several openings until filled

    JOB STATUS: PRN                                                                               PAY RANGE: On Call/Call in incentive pay

     

    JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing care to assigned clients in the home environment.

     

    Essential Functions:

    1. Provides direct care to selected patients as assigned and demonstrated by the professional staff.

    2. Performs personal care activities, i.e. bathing, combing hair, oral hygiene, dressing, etc.

    3. Provides care in accordance with written instructions from professional staff.

    4. Implements the patient's plan of care in compliance with Agency and governmental regulations.

    5. Provides simple exercises, transfers, and assists with therapy programs when instructed

    6. Reports immediately to supervisor or professional staff any changes in the patient's condition or any problems in assigned tasks.

    7. Provides emotional support to patients and families.

    8. Encourages socialization during visit.

    9. Relays observations of patient's mental and physical status to professional staff.

    10. Completes household duties, which relate to patient comfort and safety.

    11. Maintains patient's immediate environment in a tidy fashion.

    12. Prepares meals including special diets.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum Education:   High school diploma or GED certificate.

     

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    1 year experience working as a CNA; ideally in the home care setting.  Strong communication skills.

     

    Required License:

    Colorado CNA certificate in good standing (DORA).

     

    Physical/Mental Demands

    Clear and concise oral and written communication.  Ability to personally relate to clients. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Please apply on-line at http://www.ntsoc.com/careers or contact Human Resources at (719) 574-5562 or hr@ntsoc.com.

     

    NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

     

     

  • Director of Clinical Services

     

     

    Director of Clinical Services

     

     

    OPENING DATE: Monday, Nov 20, 2017   CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

    JOB STATUS: Full Time (40 hours per week)

    PAY RANGE: $75,000 -$85,000

     

    JOB SUMMARY: Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado is a leading home health care agency specializing in children with special needs. We are looking for a self-directed and experienced Director of Clinical Services to provide direction and supervision of all clinical functions of NTSOC.   Successful candidate must understand home care state and federal regulations and be familiar with clinical policies to address all regulations. Must be able to develop working relationships among professionals and ancillary staff. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and possess the following skills and experience, please apply.

     

    Essential Functions:

    1. Responsible for planning and directing operations for home health division.

    2. Oversee day to day operations for medical and non-medical home health, including budget management, supplies and overhead.

    3. Manage individuals and teams, delegate responsibility, and hold staff accountable.

    4. Develop, implement and evaluate strategic business plans for multiple departments.

    5. Participate in recruiting, screening, orienting, supervising, and evaluating all home health professional and paraprofessional staff.

    6. Administer annual evaluations on field and office nursing staff as well as Field Support Specialists.

    7. Responsible for assigning all therapy and nursing staff to client. Make any changes or adjustments to staff as needed, on a temporary or permanent basis. Approve all CNA placements.

    8. Handle tracking of missed visits, infectious diseases, incident reports, complaints, disciplinary actions or cases of abuse monthly.

    9. Receive and respond to client complaints and compliments.  Investigate and resolve all complaints. Makes home visits if necessary to talk with unsatisfied customer and help them feel their voice is heard.

    10. Collaboration of services and implementation of new protocols and standards of care.

    11. Plan and organize material for monthly therapy and nursing education. Counsel employees on an as needed basis for issues related to their assignments.

    12. Responsible for all physician’s orders (485s, 487s, evaluation orders, etc).  Monitor on a daily basis certification dates, open dates, etc. to ensure documents are submitted in a timely manner.  Monitors Oasis data for clients over 18 years of age.

    13. Discharge clients from the agency that are not in compliance.  Send the correct letters and follow through, limiting the agencies liability.

    14. Keep abreast of all changes in laws, regulations, and policies that affect home health to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Writes new policy as needed and present policies to the Senior Leadership Team for approval.

    15. Work with NetSmart/Allscripts to ensure updates to state and federal regulations are included in documentation system for clinical and billing staff.   Assist with changes to system to ensure efficient patient documentation.

    16. Evaluate home health care trends, apply new concepts, and initiate change.

    17. Monitor customer and employee satisfaction scores and provide education to staff for improvement.

    18. Monitor quality metrics and trends and develop staff education to promote excellent outcomes.

    19. Perform annual evaluation of the agency and presents this to the Governing Board and Professional Advisory  Committee for their approval review.  Plans and schedules the Professional Advisory Board meeting.

    20. Attends staff meetings for CNAs and therapists as needed.  Attends RN supervisors’ meetings.

    21. Ability to build models and in-services to educate staff effectively. Develops agenda, arranges speakers, answers questions, etc.

    22. Work in collaboration with senior leadership team to create efficient, effective processes.

    23. Work with the finance team to discover and rectify billing issues, and to create and revise processes that will minimize financial losses.

    24. Works with the auditor at the time of agency audit.  If corrections need to be made; does the plan of corrections; submits to the state for acceptance attends state meetings usually by telephone to keep abreast of changes, etc.

    25. Maintains the agency’s license by completing the renewal annually.

    26. Pursues learning opportunities to enhance personal and professional capabilities.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Minimum Education:

    BSN, Master’s degree preferred

     

    Minimum Experience:

    2 years home health care experience or 2 years supervisor experience in a health field is preferred.  Strong communication and computer skills.

     

    Licenses/Registrations: Colorado RN license in good standing (DORA).

     

    Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    Ability to comprehend, analyze, correct and formulate medical/nursing documents.  Clear and concise oral and written communication. Ability to personally relate to clients/families and their concerns. Current knowledge of laws related to home care.  Ability to remain current in the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent patient care.

     

    Physical/Mental Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls and communicate effectively with other people.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms.

     

    Working Conditions:

    Work is generally performed in an office environment however, some work may be in home or clinical settings.   May be exposed to occupational hazards such as communicable diseases, harmful chemicals, and/or disoriented or combative patients.  Lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required.  Alertness and careful attention to detail are necessary to avoid injury.  Must be able to work under stress and be emotionally capable of coping with changes in activity.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Please apply on-line at http://www.ntsoc.com/careers, or contact Human Resources at (719) 574-5562 or hr@ntsoc.com with questions.

     

    NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including drug testing, the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

     

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f.a.q's

Frequently asked questions about your childs special needs and home health care.

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This section was designed to answer some of the questions most often asked about Certified Nurse Aides and Therapy services and the tools that are used by Nursing and Therapy Services staff to determine eligibility.

Q: How do I know if my child qualifies for CNA services?

 

A: CNA services are based on age specific needs of the client.  CNAs complete/assist with ADLS (activities of daily living).  These include bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, etc.

 

 

 

Q: Will my insurance cover CNA and therapy services?

 

A: CNA services are only covered by Medicaid.  Private insurance and/or Medicaid will cover therapy services.  The type and number of therapy visits covered depends on the individual insurance plan.

 

 

 

Q: How are CNA hours determined for my child?

 

A: A  Registered Nurse (RN) comes to your home and completes an assessment using the Pediatric Acuity Tool.   This tool is an objective assessment of your child’s needs.  The points earned on this tool are then converted to hours.   This tool plus other documents are then submitted to HCPF (Medicaid).  They review all paperwork and give the final approval of hours.

 

 

 

Q: What is the pediatric acuity tool?

 

A: This is an assessment document that is required by the state.  It must be completed on all clients who qualify for CNA hours.  It is completed by your agency and the parent.   It is an objective tool and upon completion the client receives a point total.  This point total is then converted to hours using a table supplied by the state.

 

 

 

Q: What is a PAR?

 

A: A PAR is a prior authorization request for services that can be a benefit of Medicaid if the client qualifies.

 

 

 

Q: How long is a PAR good for?

 

A: A PAR is good for up to 1 year.

 

 

 

Q: If I change agencies do I get a new PAR?

 

A: Yes, when you change agencies, the new agency will submit a new PAR request.

 

 

 

Q: If I go to another agency can I get more CNA hours?

 

A: No.  All agencies are required to use the same Pediatric Acuity tool.  It is an objective tool and the answers should be the same resulting in the same point total.

Easy access to pediatric community resources and events for your special needs child and your family.

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participates, hosts and supports community events throughout the year.

 

rules and regulations

Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado is committed to home health care compliance with rules, regulations and sound business practices

NTSOC’s exemption application, annual tax returns,  financial statements and other organizational documents are available for public inspection at our office, during normal business hours.  Written requests for information are also honored by mail, fax, email or courier.

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We have provided several resources for your convenience. These resources are meant to assist you in locating information or troubleshooting a particular technology problem that you’re experiencing.

Resources to help CNA's andTherapist to acuarately find financial information and chart while performing homecare.

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Please report home healthcare fraud and abuse.

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Clinical Report Hotline:  719-574-5562, ext. 240

 

State Complaint Hotline:  1-800-842-8826

 

Confidential Fraud and Abuse Hotline:  719-418-3400

 

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