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ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at www.fisd.us or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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SENIOR LIVING: Care about your care Nine things you can do to get better health care




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(Family Features) TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz is joining the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and government health agencies this month to launch Care About Your Care, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about what people can do to recognize and receive quality health care. In every community, both good and bad care is being delivered, but there are things anyone can do to improve their health and health care. Here are nine tips:

Talk with your doctor or nurse. Share your beliefs and preferences for care. Make a list of all the questions you want to ask. Bring the list to each appointment and write down the answers. If you don’t understand, ask again until you do.

Don’t go alone. Take a friend or family member along to medical appointments. They can listen, take notes and help you remember what was said.

Learn about the best treatments for your condition. For many conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease, clear standards for treatment exist. Become familiar with what works for your condition. Learning more will help you understand what your doctor might look for or recommend, help you follow those recommendations and assist you in identifying what questions to ask during your appointment.

Find and use information on the quality of care provided by local doctors and hospitals to make health care decisions. Use information in publicly available reports to make decisions about doctors and hospitals. Look for a doctor who appears to provide the care you want for you and your family and is willing to work with you to make decisions. Look for a hospital that is highly rated by consumer groups or other organizations and has experience treating your condition.

Have one doctor or nurse coordinate your care. With one doctor or nurse who knows about all of the care you’re getting, you’re more likely to get the care you need and not get care that might be duplicative or harmful.

Create a medication list. List all medications and supplements you currently take, including over the counter medicines, prescriptions, vitamins and herbal remedies. Bring this list with you to every doctor’s appointment.

Ask your doctor or nurse if they use health information technology - or Electronic Medical Records - to track and share information with your other health care providers. Tracking information electronically means all the information about your health is available to all your doctors, every time, no matter where you are. This reduces errors and unnecessary tests.

Know the difference between more care and better care. Sometimes, getting more care can actually do harm or expose you to unnecessary risks. If you think you may be getting more care than you need, protect yourself by asking: How will this help me? What will we find out from this test?

Take responsibility for your health care. Learn about quality care. Talk with your doctor and follow their recommendations.

For more information and to get the tools you need to improve your health care visit www.CareAboutYourCare.org.
 

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