COORDINATOR NURSE SPECIALIST School Health Job 2720 (School Health)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


Helping You Be Well...

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is a recognized leader in health promotion, health protection, personal health care and prevention of disease. Mission: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will improve the health of the community. In 2014 LFCHD became nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, continued quality improvement, vaccinated 216 children, provided nutritious foods, education and referrals, provided safe and sanitary establishments when dining out, enforced the Clean Indoor Act, protected 462 Lexington pets against rabies and protected 1,921 Lexingtonians against the flu. Additionally, LFCHD responded to more than 800 reports of disease and illnesses in Fayette County, provided 2,951 TB clinical service visits, provided 5,596 HANDS home visits to first-time moms and dads, promoted the evidenced-based diabetes prevention program, provided training to about 600 licensed child care providers, improved the nutrition of adults and children, helped individuals quit using tobacco, eliminated health inequities, remained attentive to the health of more than 40,000 public school students, and was awarded with a Bluegrass Wellness at Work Healthiest Places to Work Award. LFCHD is committed to providing essential Public Health services and we employ a diversified staff of approximately 150 employees.

Job Skills / Requirements

Full time position, 37.5 hours per wee, pay rate $24.2974.
The Coordinator Nurse Specialist - school health, provides nursing services focusing on public health promotion, protection and prevention of disease or injury in the school setting or the community. In the school setting, the coordinator will be responsible for supporting the team leader in overseeing provision of specific school services by RNs, LPNs, and health care assistants in designated schools. The incumbent will be responsible for providing direct services in some of the assigned schools.

• Assists team leader in directing and providing the following school health services:

o Treatment Coverage [Diabetics, etc]
o KDE mandated vision screenings for K, 1, 3, & 5
o Immunization Consultation*
o Training of core school staff for conditions/care for students with chronic illnesses
o Training of core staff in each school for daily medication administration
o Medication log review and follow-up
o Infinite Campus condition flags placed and updated for students with health conditions
o Case management of students with chronic healthcare needs
o Vision screenings for IEP/ARCs, as time permits
o ARC, 504 attendance, as time permits
o Communicable Disease Surveillance*
o Health Fairs*
o Health Classes*
o Immunization data entry

• Communicates information accurately and timely to team leader and staff.
• Provides direct services to assigned schools.
• Provides nursing leadership to staff by making assignments and delegating tasks appropriately to RNs, LPNs, and HCAs.
• Monitor budget monthly and work with Team Leaders to adjust budget as needed.
• Monitor staff Maternal Child Health activities and provide assistance to nursing staff when needed.
• Responsible for coordinating orientation and/or orienting new employees.
• Schedule and coordinate FCPS medication trainings for all departments.
• Attend 504 and IEP meetings when needed.
• Participate in interview process.
Registered Nurse and: Nursing Diploma plus 5 years experience; Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) plus 3 years experience; Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 2 years nursing experience; or a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN), or Master’s degree in a related field, plus 1 year nursing experience. One (1) year project leadership or project supervision experience required. Current active Registered Nurse (RN) license from the Kentucky Board of Nursing required.

Education Requirements (Any)

Nursing Diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN or degreed closely related field.

Certification Requirements (Any)

Valid Registered Nursing License

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals).

Employee benefits summary:

Medical insurance (Classic, Premium, and Investor plans offered; the Investor plan includes an HSA account that has employer contributions annually for single coverage).

Buy Back Benefit Option is offered to employees who waive insurance coverage.

Dental Insurance (Enhanced and Basic Plans offered).

Vision Insurance (Basic coverage thru medical plan and Eye Med supplemental vision insurance offered).

Other benefits incentives: Basic life insurance and long term disability; Cafeteria plans; Wellness program, Employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and Tuition reimbursement program.

Retirement Benefits:
Kentucky Employees' Retirement System (New benefit eligible employees will participate in a defined benefit pension plan known as Cash Balance Plan. The account earns 4% interest on both the member contribution and the Employer Pay Credit Balance at the end of the fiscal year. When the member is eligible to retire, the retirement benefit is calculated based on the member's accumulated account balance).

Kentucky Deferred Compensation
(Employees may elect to participate in supplemental retirement plans such as tax deferred 401K, Roth 401K, 457, Traditional IRA, and Roth IRA accounts).

Candidates must apply online at to be fully considered.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

This job reports to the Team Leader School Health

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1