Location: Throughout St. Lawrence County
Times: A variety of assignments available county wide
Location: Throughout St. Lawrence County
Times: Are you currently a Personal Care Aide or Certified Nurse Aide? Are you looking to start a career in health care? Here at Health Services of Northern New York we accept applications from currently licensed aides or you can apply and be considered for one of our upcoming PCA training classes.
Our Registered Nurses conduct physical, functional, nutritional, and psychosocial assessments of patients and complete home safety assessements when appropriate. They also perform nursing procedures, including but not limited to: the administration of medications, catheterization, wound care/sterile as well as non-sterile dressings, decubitus care enemas and ostomy care, and others. Additionally, our nurses teach patients, family members and other caregivers about the disease process, medications, nutrition, safety measures and care techniques, both general and specific to the clients' conditions.
Registered Nurse Case Managers
Our Registered Nurse Case Managers conduct home visits for assessment and development of care plans or skilled interventions as part of the clients' ongoing care plan. They also obtain complete and timely physician orders at the time of initial certification, re-certification and interim change orders as well as communicate physician orders' changes to the home care team, the patient, and/or the family. Additionally, they provide patient assessments, complete nursing procedures, and conduct patient teachings that are included with the patients' individual plan of care. The RN Case Managers also act as liaisons between physicians as the client, maintaining ongoing communication with home care team, and instructing and guiding other clinicians to promote more effective performance and delivery of quality home care services. They keep detailed and thorough records of their work.
Our Physical Therapists provide physical therapy services to patients/clients according to a written physician's plan of care and with consistency to the overall care plan goals. They conduct physical therapy assessments of patients to determine muscle strength, mobility, gait and potential for rehabilitation, and they provide reports on assessment findings and patient progress to their case manager. Physical Therapists also develop and implement therapy goals, including home therapy, using specific measurable objectives. Additionally, they assesses the clients' home environment to determine patient safety with mobility and makes recommendations for environmental changes or adaptations, as appropriate. Physical Therapists also teaches patients and caregivers safe and appropriate uses of therapeutic appliances and devices, including but not limited to: transfer boards, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.
Home Health Aides
Our Home Health Aides assist our clients with many different aspects of daily living. They complete assigned household cleaning tasks such as dusting, damp-mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, and cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. They prepare and serve our clients meals, provide laundry services, and assist our clients by shopping and completing other errands for them. Our PCAs also involve our clients in socialization or other activities to promote activity of the mind and self esteem.
Level 1 Personal Care Aides (PCAs)
Our Level 1 Personal Care Aides (PCAs) assist our clients with many different aspects of daily living. They complete assigned household cleaning tasks such as dusting, damp-mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, and cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. They prepare and serve our clients meals, provide laundry services, and assist our clients by shopping and completing other errands for them. Our PCAs also involve our clients in socialization or other activities to promote activity of the mind and self esteem.
Level 2 Personal Care Aides (PCAs)
Our Level 2 Personal Care Aides (PCAs) assist or provide our clients with personal cares including bathing, shampooing, oral hygiene, and general skin care, and they also assist our clients with dressing, grooming, self-administration of medication, and toilet activities including the use of a bedpan, commode, or toilet. Our Level 2 PCAs also turn and position bedbound patients to provide preventative skin care techniques including backrubs and other measures. They also prepare and serve meals for our clients as well as assist our clients with mobility and ambulation. They perform household tasks including changing bed linen, washing dishes, vacuuming and dust mopping floors, dusting furniture, grocery shopping, emptying trash, and completing other errands. Our PCAs involve our clients in socialization or other activities to promote activity of the mind and self esteem.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
Our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) assist our clients in their homes with general care including activities of daily living, nutrition, comfort measures, safety measures, and preventative techniques, and they also teach our clients and their family members about general care relevant to the clients' unique health conditions. Our LPNs perform nursing procedures and accurately administer medications, and they also help clients and family members to cope with stress.