Job Description

Nurse Infectious Disease Job 3084 (Infectious Disease)
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

RN Infectious Disease Commnity Health full-time 37.5 hours per week with full comprehensive benefits package. Pay range $31.00-$43.40 per hour. This is a non-exempt nurse position. 

Phase 1 external application deadline is June 4, 2023.  

The Nurse Specialist provides independent 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 to provide services. Specifically, the Nurse Specialist provides nursing services focused on identification, control, treatment and prevention of communicable diseases by: administering immunizations; independently providing and/or assisting the clinician in screening and treating patients with sexual transmitted infections; providing direct patient care to vulnerable populations; practicing case management to effectively control sexually transmitted infections or active disease in both clinical and home field based settings as needed; working with a diverse multidisciplinary team to positively impact the health of the community with regards to communicable disease control and prevention.

Nursing Diploma + 5 years of experience, or Associate’s degree (ADN) + 3 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field + 2 years of experience or Master’s degree in nursing or related field + 1 year of experience. Acceptable experience includes prior health department experience, clinical case management, or clinic/hospital (inpatient or outpatient care). Case management experience working with high risk individuals such as substance abuse, mental health or clinical case management. Must be a Registered Nurse with active KY nursing license.  Must have current BLS CPR. Must obtain completion of KDPH HIV testing and counseling within 6 months of hire.  Complete KDPH/CDC training on sexually transmitted infections and partner services within 1 year of hire.

Education Requirements (Any)

Nursing Diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN.

Certification Requirements (All)

Valid Registered Nursing License
Valid CPR

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, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Manager Infectious Disease and Preparedness

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1