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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor” to work in Lee, Owsley and Wolfe Counties. 

General Duties include:  This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age.  Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child.  May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements.  Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.
OR
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $11.40 - $14.18/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 14

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 41701, 606-439-2361, Lee County Health Center, PO Box 587, Beattyville, KY, 41311,606-464-2492, Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 41314, 606-593-5181 or the Wolfe County Health Center, PO Box 98, Campton, KY, 41301, 606-668-3185 or online at www.krdhd.org  or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned to Kentucky River District Health Department by close of business September 4, 2017. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Family Support Worker I/Home Visitor for the Owsley County Health Center.

General Duties include: This position serves under general direction of the Program Coordinator and/or appropriate supervisor.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct regular planned visits to establish a trusting rapport for eligible HANDS participant/s to assist parent/s and or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits.Maintain confidentiality of program information obtained from home visit/s and exchanged while communicating with community and support service providers. Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact and provide support to parents during the prenatal period and extending up to, but not inclusive of the child’s second birthday, following parent visit assessment. The responsibilities include home visitations that may take place in the client’s home or another community site if justified, that include (a) monitoring of the child’s, mother’s and family’s progress by making referrals to community resources; such as prenatal health services, school, head start, etc. Tracking appointments to ensure they are being kept, performing follow-up services as identified and performing periodic evaluations of the participants’ changing needs, (b) preparation and maintenance of case records which shall be documented with contacts, services needed, reports and progress, (c) consultations and (d) crisis assistance. Confer with Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor in cases involving potential collaboration with other service providers.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  High School Diploma or GED and experience in a Social or other health related field such as but not limited to, working with children, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility, school etc., that provides a medical or a community support service.

Substitution for Education, Training or Experience:  Education from an accredited college or university in a Health related or Social and Behavioral Science field may substitute for the required experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have telephone accessibility
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid Drivers License
  • Criminal Background Check

On the job training requirement needed within 6 months of hire in order to advance

  • HANDS home visitor core training (Must be completed before family contact can occur)
  • HANDS wrap-around required training (Specific topical areas checklist)
  • CPR Certification
  • Working knowledge of geographic area and/or ability to locate participants and community resources with use of maps, contacts and directions provided.

Starting Salary: $10.10-$12.41/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 10

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 41701, or the Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 41314, 606-593-5181 or online at www.krdhd.org or  http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business September 4, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time ucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Janitor for the Leslie County Health Center. 

General Duties include: This position serves in the unclassified service under the direction of the Director or other appropriate staff. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Clean, sweep, dust, mop, wash, vacuum, polish and wax floors. Clean windows, woodwork, furniture and equipment. Clean toilet facilities and keep restrooms supplied with towels, soap and other items. Collect and dispose of trash from buildings and grounds. Perform unskilled maintenance work. Perform outside work such as cleaning walks and mowing lawn. Move furniture and equipment. Ability to perform physical labor such as moving furniture, equipment, or climbing ladders, etc.  Ability to follow instructions concerning various chemicals which may be used to perform job responsibilities.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Elementary education (defined as the eighth grade). Up to three (3) months experience helpful but not required.

Starting Salary: $10.10-$12.41/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 10

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 41701, 606-439-2361 or the Leslie County Health Center, PO Box 787, Hyden, KY, 41749, 606-672-2393 or online at www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.    

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, September 4, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Leslie County Health Center. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Director IV. 

General Duties include: This position serves at the discretion of the Board of Health. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to; Direct the personnel of a multi-county health department in providing a variety of public health services (medical, environmental, home health and supportive services) to the community served by the department as appointing authority. Perform a variety of tasks such as planning, financial management, organizing and measuring performance of the staff in a district or single county. Assesses and analyzes the health status of each county. Has a close working relationship with state agencies which provide technical assistance and support and may include direct payroll and accounting assistance.  Incorporates the Core Public Health Functions and ten essential services of Public health into the practice of the agency.  May serve as secretary to the Board of Health.  Typically staff complement will be 100 or more employees and/or at least five (5) counties in a district.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience Requirements:  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public or Health Administration, Public or Community Health, Nursing, Social Science, Education or other related degree.  Must have seven (7) years of experience in Public Health or other health related occupations, five (5) years of which must have been in a supervisory or management capacity. 

Starting Salary:  $35.11 - $45.93/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 30

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 41701, 606-439-2361, Knott County Health Center, PO Box 530, Hindman, KY, 41822, 606-785-3144, Lee County Health Center, PO Box 587, Beattyville, KY, 41311, 606-464-2492, Leslie County Health Center, PO Box 787, Hyden, KY, 41749, 606-672-2393, Letcher County Health Center, 115 East Main Street, Whitesburg, KY, 41858, 606-633-2945, Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 41314, 606-593-5181, Perry County Health Center, 239 Lovern Street, Hazard, KY, 41701, 606-436-2196, Wolfe County Health Center, PO Box 98, Campton, KY, 41301, 606-668-3185 or online at www.krdhd.org  or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Friday, September 15, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department, or the Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, or Wolfe County Health Center. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview and/or demonstration of skills testing. Pre/Post employment may be contingent upon a successful background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Local Health Nurse I. This position is located in the local county school system and is a ten (10) month (partial year) position for Owsley County. 

General Duties include:  This position serves under the direction of the Nurse Supervisor of the local health department. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct nursing assessments, as appropriate, using Core Clinical Service Guide (CCSG) service guidelines. Develop and implement a plan of care based upon identified health risks. Provide basic nursing care to the client consistent with the Public Health Practice Reference, Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Establish policies, procedures and licensing laws. Document services provided to the client according to standards of the CCSG and Administrative Reference (AR). Maintain confidentiality and privacy according to guidelines. Develop and conduct educational counseling and teaching activities for individual clients and families.
 
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  See special requirements.

Special Requirements: (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky; meet all requirements of KRS 314.041 and approval to practice as Registered Nurse Applicant (RNA).

Starting Salary: $12.15 - $15.17/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 15

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 606-593-5181  or online at www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.    

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, August 7, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Owsley County Health Center. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor” for the Owsley County Health Center.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age. Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child. May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements. Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies. May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.
OR
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $11.40 - $14.18/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 14

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 606-593-5181 or online at www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Owsley County Health Center by close of business Monday, July 24, 2017Resume will not substitute for completed application. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a  background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor” for the Lee County Health Center.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age. Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child. May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements.  Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.
OR
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $11.40 - $14.18/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 14

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Lee County Health Center, PO Box 587, Beattyville, KY, 606-464-2492 or online at www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Lee County Health Center by close of business Monday, July 24, 2017Resume will not substitute for completed application. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a  background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor” for the Wolfe County Health Center.

General Duties include:  This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age.  Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child.  May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements.  Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.
OR
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $11.40 - $14.18/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 14

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Wolfe County Health Center, PO Box 98, Campton, KY, 606-668-3185 or online at www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Wolfe County Health Center by close of business Monday, July 24, 2017.  Resume will not substitute for completed application. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a  background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Licensed Practical Nurse I for Leslie and Perry Counties.

General Duties include: This position serves under close to moderate direction of the assigned Registered Nurse. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Interview client to address the presenting/initial reason for visiting the health department and subsequent willingness for service(s) offered and indicated. Conduct basic nursing assessment, as appropriate, for clients using Core Clinical Service Guide (CCSG) service guidelines to obtain and document pertinent physical, social, behavioral, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence health. Obtain basic specimens, as directed, and utilize the Division of Laboratory Services Guidelines for proper laboratory/specimens handling and packaging. Record results, as reported by laboratory, on client’s chart. Describe services that are available (or refer) and eligibility criteria as appropriate.  Participate in the development and implementation of plan(s) of care based on the health risk identified during the nursing assessment and discussion with the client, including eligibility determination based on client specific characteristics (age, sex, race, programmatic, ethnic, cultural) outlining services to be provided to promote and maintain optimum health status of the client. Incorporate plan of care into the client medical record. Periodically update plan of care based on follow-up visits and services provided. May supervise unlicensed support/assistive personnel.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Graduate from a school of practical nursing, college or community and/or technical college, which meet the requirement set by Kentucky State Law.

Special Requirements: (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Must have current and active Kentucky Practical Nurse License or must have met all requirements of KRS 314.051, having received a provisional license and approval to practice as an LPNA.

Starting Salary: $10.10-$12.41/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 10

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Leslie County Health Center, PO Box 787, Hyden, KY, 606-672-2393 or the Perry County Health Center, 239 Lovern Street, Hazard, KY, 606-436-2196 or online at www.krdhd.org  or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, June 26, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department, the Leslie County Health Center or the Perry County Health Center.  Resume will not substitute for completed application.
Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Licensed Practical Nurse II  for Leslie and Perry County. 

General Duties include: This position serves under moderate direction of the assigned Registered Nurse of the local health department. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Using experienced judgment provide work of moderate difficulty to interview client to address the presenting/initial reason for visiting the health department and subsequent willingness for service(s) offered and indicated.  Conduct skilled nursing assessment, as appropriate, of client using Core Clinical Service Guide (CCSG) service guidelines to obtain and document pertinent physical, social, behavioral, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence health.  Obtain basic specimens, record results as directed and utilize the Division of Laboratory Services Guidelines for proper laboratory/specimens handling and packaging.  Perform preliminary assessment and interpretation of tests to identify health problems.  Describe services that are available (or refer) and eligibility criteria as appropriate.  Compile and evaluate assessment data and develop a nursing care plan.  Incorporate and periodically update client medical record based on follow-up visits and services provided. May supervise LPNI, unlicensed assistive personnel and support staff.  Regularly participate in trainings and client education programs by teaching classes on aging, daily living, etc.
 
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Graduate from a school of practical nursing, college or community and/or technical college, which meet the requirements, set by Kentucky State Law.  One (1) year of nursing experience as a licensed practical nurse.

Special Requirements:  (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Current and active Kentucky Practical Nurse License.

Starting Salary:  $10.62-$13.13/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 12

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Leslie County Health Center, PO Box 787, Hyden, KY, 606-672-2393 or the Perry County Health Center, 239 Lovern Street, Hazard, KY, 606-436-2196 or online at www.krdhd.org  or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, June 26, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department, the Leslie County Health Center or the Perry County Health Center.  Resume will not substitute for completed application.
Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Janitor for the Owsley County Health Center. 

General Duties include:  This position serves in the unclassified service under the direction of the Director or other appropriate staff.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Clean, sweep, dust, mop, wash, vacuum, polish and wax floors.  Clean windows, woodwork, furniture and equipment.  Clean toilet facilities and keep restrooms supplied with towels, soap and other items.  Collect and dispose of trash from buildings and grounds.  Perform unskilled maintenance work. Perform outside work such as cleaning walks and mowing lawn.  Move furniture and equipment.  Ability to perform physical labor such as moving furniture, equipment, or climbing ladders, etc.  Ability to follow instructions concerning various chemicals which may be used to perform job responsibilities.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Elementary education (defined as the eighth grade).  Up to three (3) months experience helpful but not required.

Starting Salary:  $10.10-$12.41/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 10

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 606-593-5181 or online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, June 19, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Owsley County Health Center.

Resume will not substitute for completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Health Educator I to work as a Part B Care Coordinator/Medical Case Manager for Knott, Leslie, Letcher and Perry counties.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Director of Medical Case Management/Administrator. Provide medical case management services under the Kentucky HIV/AIDS Care Coordination Program (KHCCP) including social service assessments and connecting HIV+ individuals with needed services offered by Federal, State and Local community programs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. To treat clients and staff members with consideration, dignity, and respect regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, income, sexual orientation, disability status, family status, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic origin or political affiliations.
  2. Sign, date, and comply with a confidentiality statement regarding client files and to follow HIPAA Guidelines at all times.
  3. To ensure that all assisted clients fall within the federal and state guidelines outlined in KHCCP Guidelines. To maintain updated KHCCP Guidelines, Ryan White Care Ware database, and report forms as provided by the state HIV/AIDS Branch and remain current on program requirements.
  4. To maintain up-to-date client files, database files, Individualized Care Plans, services provided to clients, client financial expenditures, and accurate reporting information as outlined in KHCCP Guidelines.
  5. To provide clients with information regarding client eligibility criteria, programs, and services available to them.
  6. To work with the client to help them explore the appropriate treatment and service plans available including: medical, dental and mental health services. To explore the various consequences of those plans including: medication adherence and barriers to accessing care and help the client choose the plan that would best fit his or her situation after indicating understanding of the actions and consequences.
  7. To develop a network of referrals and provide up-to-date information to clients as needed including: primary care providers, specialty care providers, food pantries, community based assistance programs and housing/utility help available in the area.
  8. Due to the rapidly changing facts and circumstances surrounding HIV/AIDS, it is essential that the Medical Case Manager engage in continuing education activities including the mandatory KHCCP quarterly meetings held under the auspices of the Kentucky HIV/AIDS Branch. Annually, Medical Case Managers are required to attend the KY HIV/AIDS Conference or the African-American Hispanic/Latino Leadership Conference.
  9. Ensures that all applicable policies and procedures that fall within the scope of practice are followed and adhered to.
  10. Assists in establishing continuous quality improvement that supports the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.
  11. Performs other duties as directed/logically associated with the job.
  12. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with clients, co-workers, managers and collaborative agencies.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: The Medical Case Manager should have experience working with people and particularly to the needs of those who are ill and/or have a disability. This individual should model sensitivity needed to work in the HIV/AIDS field, including an appreciation of sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, and racial differences. S/he should demonstrate the ability to function independently, utilize the support of various disciplines regarding the client’s progress and needs, and have the ability to make meaningful observations and reports.

Education: It is preferred that the Medical Case Manager have either a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or an LPN/RN degree from an accredited nursing program along with at least 2 years of nursing experience. S/he should have a basic knowledge of medical case management principles.

Starting Salary:  $12.15 - $15.17/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 15

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, KY, 606-439-2361 or the Perry County Health Center, 239 Lovern Street, Hazard, KY, 606-436-2196 or online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Friday, June 2, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Perry County Health Center. Resume will not substitute for completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check.

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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor” for the Knott County Health Center.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age. Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child. May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements. Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies. May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.
OR
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements: Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $11.40 - $14.18/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 14

Applications may be obtained at the Kentucky River District Health Department, 441 Gorman Hollow Road, Hazard, 606-439-2361 or the Knott County Health Center, 880 West Main Street, Hindman, KY, 606-785-3144 or online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.    

Completed application and transcript must be returned to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Knott County Health Center by close of business Monday, April 10, 2017Resume will not substitute for completed application. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a background check. 

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