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PHLEBOTOMIST POSITION AVAILABLE

PHLEBOTOMIST POSITION AVAILABLE

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a PRN Phlebotomist for various shifts. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated. Phlebotomy certification required, experience preferred.

Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Coordinator, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@pmhwv.org by noon on 12/13/19. EOE

Clerical Medical Assistant POSITION

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a full time Clerical Medical Assistant for the Rural Health Clinic. Job duties include: scanning, other clerical duties as assigned, pre-authorizations, etc. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated and team-oriented. Current MA certificate & CPR required, strong computer skills preferred.

Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Coordinator, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@pmhwv.org . by 10 am on 12/6/19. EOE

Clerical Medical Assistant POSITION
PMH and IGA Celebrate Diabetes Day

PMH and IGA Celebrate Diabetes Day

To celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Day Month, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital teamed with the Pocahontas IGA to host diabetes friendly “tasting stations” around the store last Tuesday. PMH staff manned the stations, offering free samples, recipes, and healthy tips. Recipes revolved around traditional Thanksgiving foods with a slightly more healthy twist. Stations included cranberry spinach salad in the produce section, pumpkin pie parfaits in the dairy section, orange roasted turkey in the meat section, and a very low carb cauliflower stuffing in the deli area.

The day was a fun event to raise awareness of diabetes and share a healthier way of cooking. Many shoppers immediately began looking for ingredients to prepare the recipes and commented that they would not need to cook dinner after they got home because they were having so much fun visiting the different stations. The day was possible through the work and collaboration of PMH and IGA, but was funded by a grant from the Snowshoe Foundation.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Pocahontas County has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the state with almost 11% of our population aged 20 or older being told by a doctor that they have diabetes. Not included in this are the many folks who are at risk for diabetes or have pre diabetes or simply do not know that they have diabetes. Almost 26 million people in the United States have diabetes and it is estimated that as many as one in every three adults will have the disease by the year 2050.

PMH hosts a Diabetes Support Group on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Join us on Tuesday, January 21 for our next meeting at 6:30pm. Meetings are a time of education and fellowship. For more information about the Support Group or diabetes education at PMH, contact Terry Wagner at 304-799-7400. You may also visit our website at www.pmhwv.org/pmhdiabetes to learn more about the many opportunities we offer for education and support.

Housekeeper

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 10/30/19. EOE

Housekeeper
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recognized at PMH

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recognized at PMH

PMH employees wore pink on October 9th in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Month.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital employees – men and women alike – wore pink on Wednesday, October 9 to raise awareness of breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at 10am on Wednesday, breast cancer survivor Cheryl Cain read a proclamation declaring it Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the hospital.

Cain who was diagnosed with breast cancer over two years ago and completed dozens of rounds of radiation before being declared cancer free, spoke about her experience and implored the women in attendance to get regular mammograms. Donna Lidel-Burley, a family nurse practitioner at the hospital, also spoke about her experience with breast cancer. A pink-bedecked wreath was hung on the front door and Barbara Campbell (a 29 year breast cancer survivor) distributed literature, cupcakes, and pink punch in the front lobby to hospital visitors, patients, and staff.

Overall rates of breast cancer occurrences are decreasing, but it is still the second leading cause of death among women, according to the American Cancer Society. One in every eight women has the chance of developing breast cancer sometime in her life. Over three-fourths of the breast cancers diagnosed each year occur in women who are 50 or older; this is why it is extremely important to get a mammogram every year after the age of 40. For women ages 20 to 39, mammograms are recommended every three years.

Regular mammograms are even more important for women who smoke. The National Cancer Institute recently reported that there is a direct correlation between smoking cigarettes and increased risks for developing breast cancer. In addition to causing lung cancer, tobacco use also increases one’s chances of developing cancers of the mouth, lips, nose and sinuses, voice box, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, and ovary, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. It also raises the risk of many other health problems, including heart and lung diseases.

Early detection can save your life – please schedule a mammogram today!

Greenbrier County Doctor Joins PMH

A Greenbrier County native has joined Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. Dr. John Johnson, or “JJ,” is now seeing patients as part of the Emergency team. PMH provides 24/7 emergency coverage and medical care for the Pocahontas County and surrounding areas.

Dr. Johnson has been a well-known and well-loved staple of the Greenbrier Valley medical community for over 30 years. He was born in the Greenbrier Valley and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985. PMH administration and staff are thrilled to have a physician with Dr. Johnson’s experience and commitment to community joining their medical team.

PMH’s Emergency Department is staffed with a professional, caring team whose goal is to provide high quality medical care as efficiently as possible. The Emergency Department is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ambulance service and inter-facility services are available, as well as emergency helicopter when needed. PMH is proud to be a Level IV Trauma Center.

Greenbrier County Doctor Joins PMH
Radiology technologist

Radiology technologist

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a Part Time Radiology technologist for variable shifts. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated. Current ARRT and WV license required, previous experience preferred.

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

Dry Needling an Exciting New Treatment Option

Dry needling, a technique that found its beginnings in the early 1900s, is now an available treatment option at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Dry needling is a form of therapeutic treatment for the relief of pain. Extremely fine needles are inserted into trigger points of painful knots in muscles to cause them to relax, thus easing pain. PMH Physical Therapist Bevin Saul received intensive training and received certification by KinataCore, in Ashburn, Virginia in order to offer this important treatment to our patients.

Dry needling is an extremely effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits. Dry Needling increases blood flow, decreases banding, decreases spontaneous electrical activity, and effects biochemical and CNS changes. Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine with the goal of balancing energy (Qi). Dry Needling, however, follows evidence-based guidelines to alleviate pain. Staci Burns was the first patient to receive dry needling in the PMH location. Burns has had dry needling done in other locations outside of Pocahontas County and can speak firsthand of its benefits in treating her neck pain and headaches. Burns’ procedure began with her comfortably lying on a treatment table, with Saul carefully examining her neck and head area. Thin filament needles were inserted at various points while Saul held or massaged a specific muscle.

Burns’ treatment consisted of three total needles. She said she did not feel the first two needles at all. The third she likened to a slight bee sting. At the end of her procedure, Saul pointed out that one shoulder was already less tense and sitting lower than the other. Results can sometimes be felt almost immediately. Saul followed up the dry needling with some soft tissue massage work, which she said reinforces the needle work.

Dry needling is not covered by many insurances. But with a desire to make this procedure widely available to our patients, a flat fee of $20 has been established, in addition to any copay a patient may have with insurance. It may take multiple visits to resolve a problem, and it may not be performed at every session. An evaluation is completed at each appointment to ensure the procedure is needed and will be helpful.

To make an appointment or ask questions, please contact PMH’s Rehabilitation Department at 304-799-1015.

SERC Physical Therapy of Atchison now offers trigger point dry needling.

Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into trigger points or painful knots in muscles to stimulate a pain-inhibiting response. It has been shown to reduce pain related to trigger points and other muscular causes. Dry needling is a modern, evidence-based intervention and is not acupuncture or eastern medicine. It is a valuable treatment for nerve and muscle pain and for improving performance. Trigger point dry needling can be beneficial for many problems, including but not limited to pain of the low back, knee, shoulder, neck, or headaches.

Dry Needling an Exciting New Treatment Option
DIETARY AIDE/COOK

DIETARY AIDE/COOK

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has a full time Dietary Aide/Cook 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. One year previous quantity cooking experience preferred.

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

POSITION AVAILABLE LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a full-time Laboratory Technician for various shifts. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated. BS/AS Degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Technician & West Virginia License required. Registered or eligible for registration with ASCP, AMT, HEW, or CLS (NCA) preferred.

Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Director, PMH, 150 Duncan Road, Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@pmhwv.org. EOE

POSITION AVAILABLE LABORATORY TECHNICIAN