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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Senior Support Services Associate I – Clinical for the Letcher County Health Center. 

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Support Services Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Assemble and maintain complete patient medical records and files. Interview patient to ensure completeness and accuracy of demographic information required for various services and programs. Route/direct patient to appropriate staff person. Collect, record and enter fees obtained from patients into statewide network. Prepare routine letters, labels and other appropriate material. Answer multi-line phone system. Schedule initial and follow-up patient appointments. Review appropriate reporting sheet (Patient Encounter Forms) (PEF) of services provided to ensure completeness and accuracy. Generate and/or issue Woman Infant and Children (WIC) vouchers. Request routine reports available from the PSRS, inventory and order office supplies. Maintain auto-dialer according to agency and patient requirements.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  High School Diploma or GED.

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 Letcher County Health Center, 115 East Main Street, Whitesburg, KY, 606-633-2945 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, April 17, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Letcher 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 www.krdhd.org or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, April 17, 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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The Kentucky River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Senior Support Services Associate I – Clinical for Lee County for the HANDS program.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Support Services Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Assemble and maintain complete patient medical records and files. Interview patient to ensure completeness and accuracy of demographic information required for various services and programs. Route/direct patient to appropriate staff person. Collect, record and enter fees obtained from patients into statewide network. Prepare routine letters, labels and other appropriate material. Answer multi-line phone system. Schedule initial and follow-up patient appointments. Review appropriate reporting sheet (Patient Encounter Forms) (PEF) of services provided to ensure completeness and accuracy. Generate and/or issue Woman Infant and Children (WIC) vouchers. Request routine reports available from the PSRS, inventory and order office supplies. Maintain auto-dialer according to agency and patient requirements.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  High School Diploma or GED.

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 Lee County Health Center, PO Box 487, Beattyville, KY, 606-464-2492 or the Owsley County Health Center, PO Box 220, Booneville, KY, 606-593-5181 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 by close of business Monday, March 27, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Lee County Health Center or the Owsley County Health Center or the Wolfe 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 Local Health Nurse I – Home Health for the Leslie County Health Center. 

General Duties include:  This position serves under close to moderate direction of the Nurse Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Entry level position to conduct comprehensive initial nursing assessment to obtain and document pertinent physical and psychological health status and history. Determine program eligibility, needed services and payer source. Develop an individualized plan of care in consultation with the client’s physician and other appropriate agency personnel. Complete review of medications, assess pain management and need for health care equipment/technology. Provide intermittent skilled nursing services, as ordered by the physician. Obtain specimens, as ordered and submit to State Lab utilizing appropriate Laboratory Services Guidelines. Identify health risks and implement risk reduction strategies for self and others according to agency policy.  Conduct or participate in team meetings/case conferences to evaluate client’s response to care. Alter the care plan and make referrals to other community agencies. Develop/conduct educational counseling/teaching activities for the individual clients and families. Provide thorough documentation and submit appropriate reports, as required.

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, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.

Starting Salary: $12.95 - $16.22/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 16

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, 78 Maple Street, Hyden, KY, 606-672-2393
or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm. Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, March 6, 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 Janitor for the Wolfe 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 Wolfe County Health Center, PO Box 98, Campton, KY, 606-668-3185 or online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, March 6, 2017 to the Kentucky River District Health Department or the Wolfe 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 Family Support Worker I/Home Visitor for the Leslie 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 and 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, 606-439-2361 or the Leslie County Health Center, 78 Maple Street, Hyden, KY, 606-672-2393 or online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Monday, February 27, 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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