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 - by being thoughtful and considerate in all our interactions. Accountable - in bringing high quality to our work. Respectful - for all clients and for each other. Equity - in opportunity and access. Service - that exceeds expectations. 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 www.lfchd.org to learn more about LFCHD!
Job Skills / Requirements
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, in a variety of settings to include schools, within the agency following the guidelines contained in the current Clinical Service Guide (CSG). Services in the school setting include but are not limited to the following: mandated public health and school health services that includes treatment coverage, vision screenings, immunization consultation, medication and chronic disease training and monitoring, health fairs, Medicaid billing (when applicable), documentation of student visits and data entry.
Education Requirements (Any)
NURSESH: Nursing Diploma, Associates Nursing Degree or Bachelors Nursing Degree or Masters Degree
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 some part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals); robust wellness program and 13 paid holidays. 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; leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Public Pension Authorities (KPPA) 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, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance
This job reports to the Manager School Health
This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 2