Breastfeeding Support Group Survey

Our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program would love to see more breastfeeding mothers attend our support group in the new year! These groups typically last up to an hour and we would love your feedback as to when you are most likely to attend.

 


 

$2,000 Nursing Scholarship – Now Accepting Applications!

The Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County’s Nursing Scholarship Application is now available and will award one $2,000 nursing scholarship this year to a Pike County, Missouri resident who is a student or adult pursuing a nursing career.

The Home Care & Hospice Foundation knows that our amazing nurses are the backbone of Pike County Hospice, and they want to entice more compassionate individuals to pursue nursing and help change the lives of our community members. It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and making them smile is not something that you can achieve in any career. As a nurse, you’ll make a huge difference in people’s lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate.

The deadline for applications is April 15th, 2024

You can download the application here:

2024 Application

2024 Nursing Scholarship Flyer

FALL 2023 COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE AT PCHD

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are now available while supplies last at Pike County Health Department located behind Walmart at 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334

Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. Vaccination also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID, which can develop during or following acute infection and last for an extended duration.  If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 2 months, get an updated COVID-19 vaccine  to protect yourself this fall and winter.

Those interested can now receive their COVID-19 vaccine during our Walk-In Clinic hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm) with no appointment necessary. These along with flu vaccines are also available during our scheduled traveling clinics. To learn more visit the CDC WEBSITE or call us at 573-324-2111 and ask to speak to one of our public health nurses. Sign up for our E-NEWS to get timely information and updates straight to your email inbox!

NEW! Patient Portal!

We are so excited to announce we now have a patient portal!

A patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient, 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view immunization, vitals and lab result records as well as appointment and scheduling options.

When you visit our walk-in clinic you will be asked if you would like to sign up for the patient portal. You will receive an email invitation with a link that connects you to another secure site where you set up your portal user account. If you have used our services before you can visit our agency during our hours of operation to request an invite.

WE ARE HIRING!

Are you ready to start a career in a family-oriented, compassionate and comfortable work environment? Here is your chance! We are currently hiring for the following positions. Learn more and apply online here!

  • RN Case Manager (Full Time) Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Competitive Pay!
  • LPN Home Health & Hospice Admissions Coordinator (Full Time)
  • LPN Public Health Walk-In Clinic Nurse (Full Time)
  • RN Case Manager or LPN Field Staff Nurse (PRN)
  • Physical Therapist (PRN)

All day Covid-19 Vaccines!

Everyone 6 Months and Older Should Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination has many benefits and is an important tool to help protect you from severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

We will be hosting a COVID vaccine clinic this Thursday, from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm at our office – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

The following vaccines will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST:
– Moderna (Primary and Bivalent)
– Pfizer (Primary and Bivalent)
– Novavax (Primary) 

Not sure if you need a vaccine? Not sure which one you should get? Click here and let the CDC help!

Sickness on the rise in Pike County!

It likely goes without saying that there are many unwelcomed illnesses arriving at your household this holiday season. Our communicable disease nurse reports that the COVID level is high as well as flu; especially influenza A. We are also aware that strep throat and RSV is hitting our county hard. We want to take this time to remind everyone to take these proper preventative precautions to keep yourself, your family and friends safe during this holiday season:

  1. Check with your healthcare provider on vaccines you may be eligible for to help prevent illness such as Flu, Pneumonia and Covid.
  2. Take everyday preventive measures to help reduce the spread of illnesses:
    1. Avoid close contact with sick people
    2. If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible
    3. Do not go to work or school if you are sick
    4. Cover coughs and sneezes
    5. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    6. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    7. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects

Holiday Diaper Give-Away!

Tis the season for giving!
Pike County Health Department will be giving away diapers along with a gift bag containing baby wipes and other infant-related items.
Limit to 1 gift bag per family & 1 pack of diapers per child.

Dec. 12th-16th
Schedule your pick-up appointment right here! You can add up to 3 children on one appointment time. Can’t make one of these pick-up dates and/or times? have more than 3 children in diapers? Contact our office today and we can help 573-324-2111.

*Diaper Drive has Ended* BUT you can still stop by our office anytime to receive a free pack of diapers!

 

We’re Hiring!

We are Hiring! Apply online right HERE! >>>

 

RN Case Manager or LPN Field Staff Nurse: PRN

The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice is seeking an “as needed” nurse to assist with home visits for both home health and hospice. Applicant must have at least 1 year experience in home care or an acute setting. Applicant must also be familiar with patient assessments, quality of care, teaching of patients/caregivers, and performance of skilled procedures. Applicant must have a current nursing license in the state of Missouri.

 

Home Health & Hospice C.N.A.: PRN, Full-Time, OR Part-Time

Pike County Home Health and Hospice is currently seeking a compassionate Aide (C.N.A.) to provide patient care in and around the Pike County Missouri area. As a Home Health and Hospice Aide, you are responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations, and documenting observations and care performed. Our Home Health and Hospice Aides are assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety of a patient’s care. Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D., Minimum one (1) year experience as a C.N.A. in an acute care or long term care setting preferred but not required and one (1) year of hospice/home health experience preferred but not required. C.N.A. license preferred, Monday through Friday day shift with flexible schedule and amazing benefits.

 

Physical Therapist: PRN

Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice is looking for a compassionate and dedicated PRN Physical Therapist, PT, to join our team. We offer services to adult and geriatric clients throughout Pike, Lincoln, Ralls and Audrain counties. The Physical therapist provides direct patient care activities to home health patients according to physician orders in the home environment including assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, implementation and instruction/supervision of physical therapy practice. Establishes treatment plan and provides treatment, considering discharge needs; expected discharge functional status; and appropriate equipment and supplies. Educates, collaborates with, and conferences with patients, families, and other health care providers; making recommendations for referrals to specialists as needed. Completes documentation in accordance with agency policies. Provides reassessment and/or consultations for Physical Therapy Service. If you enjoy providing patient care within a home setting and are inspired to uphold our promise of quality care, this is your opportunity to make a difference!

Qualifications for a Physical Therapist (PT) include:

  • Current PT license in Missouri
  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical experience, preferably in an acute care or rehabilitation setting
  • Reliable transportation
  • Driver’s license
  • Proof of current auto insurance

 

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Part Time

Pike County Health Dept. (@ Hannibal Regional Hospital). The Pike County WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (16.5 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after hour phone calls, Breastfeeding support group at Hannibal Hospital, and make home visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate must work a 16.5 hours per week. Must have good communication skills, computer skills and organizational skills.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.