Job Description

Diabetes Population Health Specialist Job 2928 (Community Health Equity and Education)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


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: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

External applications received by May 4, 2021 may be given exclusive consideration on the official list of eligible candidates. 

Now hiring for a full-time Diabetes Population Health Specialist, 37.5 hours per week, $28.30 per hour with a full benefits package. 

The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist provides community-based diabetes education services to persons in community settings for the purpose of diabetes prevention, management and support.  Provides evidence-based public health strategies for population-focused diabetes prevention and control activities in alignment with the Department for Public Health’s Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP). 

Must have one of the following education/experience combinations: Applicable Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years related experience or Master’s Degree with 1 year of related experience. 

Acceptable related experience includes some or all of the following in diabetes specific populations: demonstrated group facilitation skills providing diabetes education and support to groups; community networking and outreach.   

Current licensure required by official credentialing agency is required if a licensed health care professional. Current CPR.  A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM), or willing to become credentialed within 9 months of hire. A Licensed Diabetes Educator (LDE) or Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE) or willing to become licensed within 9 months of hire date.

Education Requirements (Any)

DIAB: Bachelor's or Master's degree

Certification Requirements (Any)


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: 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.

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

This job reports to the Team Leader CHEE

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1