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 160 employees.
Must be a RN with one year of either RN or LPN experience to work in the School Health Department; pay $25.30 per hour to commensurate with experience, full-time 37.5 hours per week.
The Nurse Specialist provides nursing services focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health, and maintenance of the health of individuals and populations. The incumbent works independently within agency guidelines in a variety of settings, including schools, to provide services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides mandated public health services for the public school system.
• Provides school health services as follows:
o Case management and provision of services for students who require care for chronic illnesses.
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 and emergency medications
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/ rallies*
o Health Classes*
o Infinite campus data entry for immunizations/ screenings
• Delegates to trained school personnel medication administration.
• Delegates and is available for consultation for insulin administration by LPN.
• Assists with communicable disease management and other health conditions in the home or community settings to particular at-risk or high-risk populations or populations with limited access to care.
• May assist with community assessment.
• Provides or assists in providing a variety of preventive public health nursing services in the community including school health services, immunizations, communicable diseases screenings, individual assessment and community assessments, and other health conditions in community settings to at-risk or high-risk populations or populations with limited access to care.
• May assist with community assessment.
• Identifies cultural, social, and behavioral factors that impact delivery of services.
• Assesses eligibility for health department programs as appropriate.
• Assesses needs of patients and refers to appropriate community agency as needed.
• Assesses and acts appropriately to chemical and biological exposures.
• Provides health care teaching – preventive and therapeutic – appropriate to educational level (and language barriers) and documents in medical record.
• Provides case management by acting as a liaison between parent/ guardian and physician responsible for the student’s health condition. Participates as patient/family advocate.
• Works in an independent role following the guidelines and standing orders contained in the current Clinical Services Guide. (CSG)
• Assists with new staff orientation, students and media.
• Attends staff and committee meetings; attends CEU offerings; collects and organizes statistical information as requested; receives, directs, attends to phone calls;
• Maintains updated CPR/AED/OSHA/FEMA/HIV knowledge
• Participates in special projects as needed.
• Responds to Public Health Emergencies as needed.
One (1) year of experience and a nursing degree (ADN, BSN, Masters) or Nursing Diploma. Experience working as a RN or LPN in one (1) of the following: school health, pediatric care in hospital or clinic, ER or urgent care, home health, public agency such as Health Department.
Current Registered Nurse License and current hands-on CPR required. Requires current and valid driver’s license and use of personal transportation to and from job assignments on a daily basis.
NURSESH: Nursing Diploma, Associates Nursing Degree or Bachelors Nursing Degree or Masters Degree
Valid Registered Nursing License
This full-time position is eligible for 100% comphensive benefits package.
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:
Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include 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 include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.
This job reports to the Team Leader Nurse Specialist
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 3