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Buckeye, West Virginia 24924

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PMH Spring Fling Only a Month Away

PMH Spring Fling Only a Month Away

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s 8 th Annual Spring Fling is quickly approaching and will be held Saturday, April 6th at the Marlinton Opera House. Tickets are available now and will NOT be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $40 for an individual or $75 for a couple.

The Spring Fling is a stand-alone event and is completely separate from the day to day operations of the hospital. All profits after expenses are paid for will be contributed directly to PMH’s campaign to renovate patient rooms at the hospital.

The Spring Fling is a fun opportunity to get dressed up, enjoy some delicious food and great music, spend time with old friends and make new ones. In addition, it’s a wonderful way to support PMH’s room renovations and help usher in a new era of healthcare. To buy a ticket, please call 304-799-7400 and speak with Cheryl Cain at ext. 1051 or Edwina Garber at ext. 1081.

Occupational Therapist

PMH is currently seeking a Full Time Occupational Therapist to further develop and manage our OT program. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated. Job duties include: assessment and treatment of inpatients, outpatients and skilled nursing (Swing bed), and documents in electronic health record. Current Occupational Therapy license in West Virginia and CPR Certification required. Management experience preferred.

Send application or resume with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Director, kbrown@pmhwv.org by 10 am 3/8/19. EOE

Occupational Therapist
PMH Now Providing Physical Therapy in Green Bank

PMH Now Providing Physical Therapy in Green Bank

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is very proud to now offer Physical Therapy services in Green Bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. After months of planning and work, the first patient walked through the doors of the BFD VFD Green Bank Station to the new outlying home of PMH’s Physical Therapy team.

Two rooms have been outfitted for the team, with one serving as a Registration Office and the other a patient room with equipment. Green Bank resident Tom Melko, Physical Therapist, who worked for many years at PMH, will be returning to see patients in the new location, as well as Physical Therapist Bevin Saul, of Greenbrier County, and Director of Rehab/Physical Therapy Assistant Jason Riffe, of Marlinton.

PMH is extremely proud of its rapidly growing rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation services are available for anyone in need of treatment in the recovery of a surgery, injury (including sports injuries), illness, or other medical condition such as acute or chronic pain, vertigo, frequent loss of balance or falls, difficulty rising from a low seat, and/or difficulty with mobility in general. Physical therapy services have long been the hallmark of the hospital’s rehabilitation services, but occupational and speech therapies are also available, at PMH.

Services are available both on an inpatient and outpatient level. If your health care provider recommends that you seek one of these types of therapies, you can schedule an appointment with PMH’s program just like any other therapy office. You may decide to schedule your physical therapy appointments either at the hospital or at the Green Bank location.

If you have any questions about the Rehabilitation services at PMH or would like information on scheduling an appointment, please contact the department at 304-799-1015.

Housekeeper Position Available

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has a Full-time Housekeeper position available. Candidate must possess good interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated. Entry level knowledge; basic employment skills; High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Previous housekeeping experience preferred.

You may pick up an application at Registration or submit your resume with three professional references to: Katie Brown, Director of Human Resources, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd, Buckeye, WV 24924 or email at kbrown@pmhwv.org.

Applications will be accepted until 10 am on 2/18/19. EOE

Housekeeper Position Available
RHC Offers Full Sunday Hours

RHC Offers Full Sunday Hours

 

Since June, the Rural Health Clinic at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has been offering patients full Sunday hours. We are now open Sunday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:30pm. This makes it incrediblyconvenient for patients who may work out of town during the week, or just for minor medical concerns that may occur on the weekend. The Rural Health Clinic is a family medical practice, offering care for patients of all ages and conditions.

The Rural Health Clinic asks that you call ahead to make an appointment. Limited same day appointments are available. If you do not have a regular Primary Care Provider (or PCP), Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is accepting new patients and encourages you to schedule an appointment today with one of its providers. A Primary Care Provider is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Scheduling our children well child checks are a routine part of life, but teens and adults often neglect seeing a provider until they are sick. However, even healthy active people with no health conditions need to routinely see a health care provider.

The RHC encourages people of ALL ages to establish a relationship with a primary care provider. We often feel we are “wasting” a provider’s time by scheduling an appointment when we are not sick, but that is simply not true. Whether you suffer from something as simple as a cold or just have general questions about health issues, PCPs want to see you.

Having a PCP ensures that someone is regularly watching your health and looking for patterns that might indicate problems. Simple routine testing during a regular visit can uncover potential problems that might go unnoticed for years, leading to more serious issues later on.

For people with chronic diseases, the importance of having a PCP cannot be stressed enough. Patients who have a PCP experience better management of their chronic diseases, lower overall health care costs, and a higher level of satisfaction with their care. PCPs help coordinate a patient’s care all in one place – if you need further testing or an appointment with a specialist, the PCP will schedule that.

The RHC’s goal is to be your partner in health care and is committed to making available a personal provider who takes care of all your health care needs. This includes coordinating your care across all settings – the medical office, hospital, specialty clinics, testing facilities, or other places you would receive health care.

Please call the clinic today at 304-799-6200 to get started!

When Should I go to the Emergency Department?

 

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you should go to the Emergency Department or your Primary Care Provider. Many trips to the Emergency Department end up being unnecessary and could easily have been handled by a primary care provider. Knowing the difference between primary care and emergency care will help you know where to go when the unexpected happens.

There are also huge differences in medical charges for primary care and emergency care. A trip to the Emergency Department is going to be a lot more expensive than a trip to your primary care provider. One reason is in the name – “emergency.” Emergency care requires a fully staffed department with topline medical equipment to treat true emergencies like stroke and trauma patients. The very nature of emergency care means a higher bill will reach your mailbox.

Primary care providers, like the Rural Health Clinic, should be your first contact in getting health care for you and your family. Your PCP knows your history and can typically coordinate your in-depth health care services with specialists if or when you need one. PCPs often leave time in their schedule for sick visits and may be able to see you the same day for minor illnesses or injuries. In addition to routine physical exams, vaccinations, and health screenings, go to your primary care provider for:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Colds, cough, fever, flu
  • Cuts with contained bleeding
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Sprain or strain
  • Urinary tract infection

Emergency care is for serious medical conditions that threaten a person’s life or limb. Urgent care is not emergency care – Know the difference. In case of an emergency, or if you are unsure if you can drive to the nearest emergency room, you should call 9-1-1. Examples of conditions to go to the Emergency Department for include:

  • Bone breaks
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting/unconsciousness
  • Ingestion of objects or poisons
  • Major/significant trauma or injury
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns
  • Severe chest pain/heart palpitations
  • Snake or animal bites
  • Uncontrollable bleeding/vomiting blood

A trip to PMH’s Emergency Department will reveal a professional, caring staff whose goal is to get you treated and on your way again as soon as possible. The Emergency Department is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and was designated a Level IV Trauma Center in 2014.

When Should I go to the Emergency Department?
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a Certified Nurse Aide for various shifts. Candidate must possess good interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous experience in medical field and/or medical terminology preferred.

You may pick up an application from Registration or submit your resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Coordinator, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd. Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org. Applications will be accepted through 10 am on 10/22/18. EOE

Hospitalist/Skilled Nursing Facility Physician

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital with a federally designated Rural Health Clinic, and a Level IV Trauma Center. We are committed to hardwiring excellence in community-based health care. We utilize a team approach to care, to improve the quality of life for our patients, our community and ourselves.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking:
-Full Time Physician for Hospitalist/ Skilled Nursing Facility

Full time benefits include state retirement plan, health, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and more.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is located in scenic Pocahontas County, WV. Pocahontas County is home to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, the Greenbrier River Trail, Droop Mountain battlefield State Park, Watoga State Park, and Cranberry Glades as well as other state parks and outdoor destinations.

For more information or to apply send CV and three professional references to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org by 10 am 10/2/18. EOE

Hospitalist/Skilled Nursing Facility Physician
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Rural Health Clinic

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Rural Health Clinic

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a Full Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for our Rural Health Clinic, located in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

Full time benefits include state retirement plan, health, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and more. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is located in scenic Pocahontas County, WV. Pocahontas County is home to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, the Greenbrier River Trail, Droop Mountain battlefield State Park, Watoga State Park and Cranberry Glades as well as other state parks and outdoor destinations.

So if you would like to fly fish on the way home from work, ride the Greenbrier River Trail, release the stress of work by skiing downhill or cross-country, or feed horses in your back meadow, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, nestled in the mountains of “almost heaven” West Virginia, can provide you with an opportunity to make a good living and improve your work-life balance. For more information on our hospital visit our website at www.pmhwv.org

For more information or to apply send CV and three professional references to kbrown@pmhwv.org.  EOE.

Nurses – LPNs, RNs

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking two (2) nurses for the Acute Care Floor/ED for various shifts. Candidate must possess strong nursing and interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated and team-oriented. Current nursing license in West Virginia, CPR, and ACLS are required.

Experience preferred.  Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org

Nurses – LPNs, RNs