Home Health Aide (HHA)/Respite

Job Title:
Home Health Aide (HHA)/Respite
Job Location:
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Job Type:
Part-time and/or full-time
Job Description:
Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist.
Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
Bathing
Shampooing
Skin care/nail care
Oral hygiene
Shaving
Dressing
Requirements:
Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
Good interpersonal skills.
Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.
Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist
Other information:
Competitive salary
401 (k) retirement plan
For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Redwood Falls office:
507.637.2600!
To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:
Online Application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Job Location:
Redwood Falls area, Minnesota
Job Type:
Full-time
Part-time
Job Description:
Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
Requirements:
Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
Good interpersonal skills.
Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.
Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist
Other information:
Competitive salary
401 (k) retirement plan
For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Redwood Falls office: 507.637.2600!
To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:
Online Application

Job opening – Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Location: 

  • Hutchinson and Litchfield area, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time: for the rest of summer until school starts
    • Part-time: PM hours

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Litchfield office: 320.693.2580!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Title:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Location: 

  • Pennock, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time or part-time

Job Description:

  • Provides professional nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Communicates appropriate status/condition changes to the RN per agency guidelines.  Provides skilled nursing visits for clients, following the established care plan as directed by the RN Case Manager. Recognizes and reports changes in client condition to the Case Manager and physician, as directed, communicates information on a timely basis, consistent with agency policy and urgency of the situation.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and coworkers; demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by compliance with policies and procedures, recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations, demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment, makes recommendations on improvement of safety.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state(s) of employment.
  • CPR certified.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Willmar office: 320.231.9757!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Location: 

  • Hutchinson and Glencoe area, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time: for the rest of summer until school starts
    • Part-time: PM hours during school year

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Litchfield office: 320.693.2580!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

 

Home Health Aide (HHA)/Respite

Job Title:

  • Home Health Aide (HHA)/Respite

Job Location: 

  • Appleton, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Part-time to full-time

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
  • Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist.
  • Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care
    4. Oral hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Benson office:

320-843-9178

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

 

Home Health Aide (HHA) /Homemaker

Job Title:

  • Home Health Aide (HHA)/Homemaker

Job Location: 

  • Montevideo, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Part-time

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
  • Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist.
  • Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care
    4. Oral hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing
  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Laundry
    3. Light housekeeping

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Benson office:

320-843-9178

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

 

Protect your feet this summer

The summer heat and humidity is finally here! Going to the beach, attending town festivals and family reunions with barbecues fill the sunny summer days. Are your feet begin protected during these fun summer activities? Summer can damage your feet if you aren’t keeping your feet healthy and happy.

Correct footwear
A popular shoe choice for people in the summer is flip flops. They are an inexpensive and stylish shoe choice, yet they don’t offer much arch support and very little cushion. If worn for a long period of time, it can lead to sore arches and heels. Over a long period of time this can progress into chronic health conditions such as arthritis, stress fracture or plantar fasciitis.

Sandal

Barefoot walking
There is no better feeling than sand and grass in between your toes during summer nights. Be careful though, being barefoot in the summer exposes feet to sunburn, plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm and other infections. Be aware of your surroundings when you don’t have the proper shoe protection on.

Swollen and sweaty
Warm temperatures increases the likelihood of swollen and sweaty feet for some people. Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water to minimize swelling in your feet. When experiencing extremely hot feet, make sure you’re wearing the proper kind of socks and change shoes to ensure your feet don’t stay wet for a long period of time.

Summer can be tough on your feet, but remember these tips to keep your feet happy in the sun:

  • Wear flip-flops sparingly
  • Ensure your feet are completely dry before putting on socks and shoes
  • Wear protective shoes in public showers, saunas and pools
  • Choose a sturdy well-cushioned shoe with firm arch support when you’ll be standing for a long period of time

Running shoe

Managing and coping with stress

People feel a variety of emotions throughout their everyday life—happiness, stress, sadness, etc. You might feel excited about your weekend get away with family, but remember a work deadline you have to meet before leaving and suddenly feel panicked. You realize late nights at the office need to happen to finish the project, but still need to pack, grocery shop and make food for your getaway. Stressful thoughts are now associated with both of these life events. You think, “How will I get this all done?”

If you experience stress over a long period of time, it can lead to chronic health issues. Rather than associating stress with a negative feeling, figure out where the source of the stress is coming from. Taking control of your thoughts, emotions and the way you react to situations will help manage your stress and help protect your long-term health. 

Here are some tips to help manage and control stress:

Find a relaxation technique
Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage or learn relaxation techniques. Different relaxation techniques can help calm your mind and reduce stress.

Mediation

Eat well-balanced meals
Don’t skip meals and always keep healthy, energy-boosting snacks on hand. Avoid or reduce your consumption of nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. Keeping your body hydrated will help you cope with stress better.

Get more sleep
Try to improve your quality of sleep by aiming for 7-8 hours a night. Staying on a consist schedule can help you stay well-rested and keep your emotional balance.

Exercise daily
Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week can greatly reduce the amount of stress in your life. Activity that raises your heart rate and makes you sweat is an effective way to increase energy and boost your mood.

Maintain a positive attitude
Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. It’s been shown in studies that having an optimistic attitude can affect your quality of life.

Change your emotional response
You can’t avoid stress from your everyday life, but you can control how you react to the situation. Find ways to positively respond to stressful events.

Talk with someone
Reach out to your friends, family or co-workers to let them know what you’re going through. A simple coffee break, quick conversation or phone call can help reduce stress. Knowing someone is there to talk to can help provide comfort in a stressful situation.

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Home Health Aide (HHA)/Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:

  • Home Health Aide (HHA)/Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Location: 

  • Brainerd, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Part-time

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
  • Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist.
  • Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care
    4. Oral hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing
  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Laundry
    3. Light housekeeping

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Little Falls office: 320.632.2260!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application