The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is an independent agency under the Kentucky Revised Statutes, charged with the responsibility for public health in Lexington-Fayette County. Our Mission: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will improve the health of the community. Our Vision: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is a recognized leader in health promotion, health protection, personal healthcare, and prevention of disease. The Health Department has numerous service sites throughout Lexington. It is governed by the Board of Health. The Health Department provides an array of services including communicable disease control, school health, health education and counseling, nutritional education and counseling, restaurant and hotel regulations and inspections, and vector control. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Health Department is one of a select group of health departments within Kentucky and across the nation to be accredited to date.
This is a part time less than 23 hours per week LPN position; performs specialized work including various technical nursing procedures within scope of practice relating to students in a school setting and public health population-centered activities under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN).
This position is part-time less than 23 hours per week.
The pay rate is $18.00 per hour.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides a variety of school health services under the direction of an RN or physician as follows:
o Treatment Coverage Diabetics, etc
o Provides care for sick, injured, and chronically ill students within scope of practice
o KDE mandated vision screenings for K, 1, 3, &.5
o Immunization Consultation
o Assist RN with medication log review and follow-up
o Infinite Campus condition flags placed and updated for students with health conditions
o Assist RN with case management and follow up of students which includes communication with school staff, school health team and families
o Assist with referrals and act as patient/family advocate
o Vision screenings for IEP/ARCs, as time permits
o Communicable Disease Surveillance
o Health Fairs
o Health Classes
o Immunization data entry
Provides patient education/teaching on a variety of preventive health topics.
Ability to help students with diabetes to count carbohydrates and calculate insulin dosage.
Responsible for completing necessary forms for each patient's health records, following program standards.
Assures patient or legal guardian consent for treatment and release of information signatures when indicated, following program standards.
Refers non-routine patient teaching questions to the Public Health Registered Nurse (PHN).
Reports immediately to RN very ill patients and/or unusual situations.
Administers immunization and other injections per physician/clinician orders
Responsible for tracking health records when needed.
Responsible for ongoing stocking of patient education materials.
Responsible for completing statistical reports.
Attends staff meetings and appropriate in-services/training.
Assists occasionally with orientation of new staff.
Participates in community health fairs or public health events.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduate of accredited school of practical nursing, licensed as a practical nurse (LPN) in Kentucky and two (2) years LPN experience. Applicable experience includes 1 of the following: prior school health, pediatric cares in hospital or clinic, ER or urgent care, home health, public agency such as Health Department. Must maintain current CPR while holding this position. Requires current and valid drivers license and use of personal transportation to and from job assignments on a daily basis.
LPN: Licensed as a practical nurse in Kentucky; current LPN.
Valid LPN license
This position is part-time less than 23.0 hours per week.
Candidates must apply online at www.lexingtonhealthdepartment.org to be fully considered; resume upload.
Candidates must be willing to float between multiple elementary schools within Fayette County.
Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check
This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift, School Hours.
Relocation is not provided and travel is required consistently
Number of Openings for this position: 1