Monroe County

Gov. Hochul announces online portal for healthcare workers to apply for bonuses

According to budget documents, frontline healthcare workers are “practitioners, technicians, assistants and aides that provide hands-on health or care services to individuals without regard to whether the person works full-time, part-time, on a salaried, hourly or temporary basis, or as an independent contract, that received an annualized base salary of $125,000 or less.”

That includes: Physician assistants, dental hygienists, dental assistants, psychiatric aides, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physical therapy aides, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy aides, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, recreational therapists, all other therapists, orthoptists, prosthetists, clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiologic technologists, magnetic resonance image technologists, ophthalmic medical technicians, radiation therapists, dietetic technicians, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, certified first responders, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, paramedics, surgical technologists and all other heath technologists and technicians, orderlies, medical assistants, phlebotomists and all other healthcare support workers, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nursing assistants and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.

Also included: Mental Hygiene Workers, Residence/Site Worker, Counselor (OMH), Manager (OMH), Senior Counselor (OMH, Supervisor (OMH)Developmental Disabilities Specialist QIDP – Direct Care (OPWDD), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, Peer Professional – Non-CRPA (OASAS Only), Job Coach/Employment Specialist (OMH and OPWDD), Peer Specialist (OMH), Counselor – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (CASAC),Counseling Aide/Assistant – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Other Direct Care Staff, Case Manager, Counselor – Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities Specialist/Habilitation Specialist QIDP Clinical (OPWDD),Emergency Medical Technician, Intensive Case Manager (OMH), Intensive Case Manager/Coordinator (OMH)Nurse – Licensed Practical, Nurse – Registered; Psychologist (Licensed);Psychologist (Master’s Level)/Behavioral Specialist; Psychology Worker/Other Behavioral Worker; Social Worker – Licensed (LMSW, LCSW);Social Worker – Master’s Level (MSW);Licensed Mental Health Counselor (OASAS, OMH, OCFS);Licensed Psychoanalyst (OMH);Therapist – Recreation; Therapist – Activity/Creative Arts; Therapist, Occupational; Dietician/Nutritionist; Therapy Assistant/Activity Assistant; Nurse’s Aide/Medical Aide; Behavior Intervention Specialist 1 (OPWDD); Behavior Intervention Specialist 2 (OPWDD); Clinical Coordinator; Intake/Screening; Pharmacist ;Marriage and Family Counselor/Therapist; Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Transition Coordinator (OMH);Crisis Prevention Specialist (OMH);Early Recognition Specialist (OMH)

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