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Lincoln Trail District Health Department

Current job openings are listed below. To apply click the “Apply Online” button below, or click to download the application.  

Current Job Openings

Status: Full Time, Contract with Benefits
Pay Rate: $25.00 hour, rate depending upon experience
Reports to:Director of Nursing
Location: Central Office

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Acts as the agency TB Coordinator/Lead.
• Build and maintain relationships with infection preventionists, hospitals, healthcare providers and other stakeholders who can provide health data to support routing surveillance. Conduct fit testing internally and externally through contracted services.
• Assist with and conduct disease/outbreak investigations and as needed assist Regional Epidemiologist with entering required documentation into appropriate database.
• Participate in Quality Improvement Activities related to identified departmental goals and objectives.
• Coordinate entire Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program for the health department district.
• Prepare annual TB Control Program Plan based on an annual program evaluation.
• Prepare annual TB Community Education Plan that ensures ongoing TB education to high-risk groups, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities.
• Provide staff with updated and continuing education for Tuberculosis.
• Maintain updated TB policies, TB protocols as part of the Kentucky Department for Public Health Clinical Service Guide, and the Respiratory Protection Plan.
• Remain current regarding TB Laws/Regulations and have a working knowledge of how to apply the laws/regulations when needed.
• Conduct fit testing for local health department employees at risk of exposure.
• Conduct fit testing for staff at local healthcare facilities. Stay current on training and requirements for fit testing. Monitor stock of tuberculosis medications.
• Conduct contact investigations.
• Compile district/county monthly/annual reports.
• Maintain working knowledge of provider contracts with the health departments that provide services to local TB program patients. Maintain working knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding for TB services. Arrange TB clinic schedules and attend clinic.
• Act as patient advocate to ensure appropriate referrals are made regarding any identified social service’s needs.
• Monitor sputum collections on patients. Monitor lab work for patients.
• Perform Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) on any TB case or all high-risk Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) that is necessary.
• Provide the Kentucky TB Control Program with any weekly/monthly/yearly reports.
• Monitor any LTBI individuals that are receiving preventive therapy through their primary care physician for completion.
• Contact any positive QuantiFERON Gold (QFT)/Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST) from outside providers for possible evaluation.
• Contact any positive Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) positive individual and ordering physician pending identification.
• Contact and monitor any immigrant positive that has moved into district.

Qualifications:
• Customer service oriented
• Maintain confidentiality as per Lincoln Trail District Health Department Confidentiality Agreement
• Current Kentucky Registered Nurse license.
• Maintain CPR certification.
• Consistently demonstrates competency with technical nursing skills according to scope of practice.
• Promotes awareness and utilization of health department services in a positive manner.
• Assume responsibility and accountability for the practice of professional nursing skills according to the scope of practice.
• Ability to work as a team member in a team atmosphere.
• Assume responsibility for professional development.
• Document legibly and according to LTDHD documentation guidelines.
• Provide your own transportation when an agency vehicle is unavailable and provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
• Employee understands he/she may be required to report to duty with Public Health emergencies/disasters as mandated by County and LTDHD Emergency Operation Plans.

Education:
BSN Preferred, must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state. Two (2) years of Registered Nurse (RN) experience. BSN may substitute for one (1) year required experience. Master’s Degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or Public health may substitute for the two (2) years of experience.


To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an online application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: Full-time, Contract with benefits
Pay Rate: $21.00/hr.
Reports to: Support Service Manager
Location base: Hardin County Health Center

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Under administrative direction, supervises a staff of clerical staff of the health center in the process of patient registration, data entry, fees collection, generating both for services rendered and accounting for payments received.
• Overall responsibility for medical records maintenance. Provide medical records to the Compliance Officer as requested to meet deadlines. Responsible for overall operation of general office and assist medical providers as needed. Maintain clinic flow with patients and providers. Responsible for ordering office supplies for all clinic staff.
• Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the entire registration, data entry and financial management activities for patient services rendered. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of support service regulating program standards. May attend local/state conferences, workshops, will conduct staff meetings.
• Ensure that staff interview clients for completeness and accuracy of information for the medical record. Respond appropriately to questions raised by client. Answer the telephone in a timely, professional manner and relay to appropriate personnel. Enter WIC information into computer. Issue WIC electronically. Post handwritten MFI’s according to the WIC guidelines. Review coding in electronic health record to ensure
accuracy, collect fees, if applicable, and make return appointments as necessary. Maintain client’s electronic health record. Check electronic health records for signatures, dates, permission forms and other pertinent
information. Submit requests for corrections of electronic health records as needed.
• Verify and document training completed by staff and assure documents have been submitted by the end of calendar year. Evaluate the clerical staff processes to ensure smoother operation; review periodic reports for error ratings, and other statistical/operational information. Prepare responses as appropriate. Separate and
review computer reports daily. Assure all monies received for fees are reconciled and match reports created in electronic health record and submitted to the central office for depositing according to the agency policy.
• Audit and approve time sheets and travel of clerical staff and submit to Support Service Manager for review by the set time designated by the agency.
• Report issues/needs related to buildings to Maintenance through approved methods. Discuss budget needs and expenditures with Public Health Director/Maintenance/Finance for preparation of annual local board budgets. Assist Public Health Director with scheduling of local board of health meetings. Complete SPGE and pay fees on Dept of Local Government website. Maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconcile bank statements, investment statements monthly through established system by Finance Department. Deposits and expenses must be entered into the ledger by the designated deadline. Responsible for scheduling
vehicle maintenance on clinic agency vehicles through the maintenance department. Conduct Paternity Affidavits as requested. Complete Vital Statistics reports by designated deadlines.


Qualifications:
• Customer service oriented
• Maintain confidentiality as per Lincoln Trail District Health Department Confidentiality Agreement
• Promotes awareness and utilization of health department services in a positive manner.
• Ability to work as a team member in a team atmosphere.
• Assume responsibility for professional development.
• Provide your own transportation when an agency vehicle is unavailable and provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
• Employee understands he/she may be required to report to duty with Public Health emergencies/disasters as mandated by County and LTDHD Emergency Operation Plans.

Education & Experience:
High School Dipolma or GED.
Five (5) years of professional business or public administrative experience in a medical, hospital or administrative office environment using electronic office equipment and professional software.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an online application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: Full-time, Contract with benefits
Pay Rate: $20.00/hour based on experience
Reports to: Director of Facilities Management, Environmental Health, and Preparedness
Location: District Office

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible for the maintenance and oversight of the LTDHD ESF 8 Base and Support Plan. Collaborate with regional emergency response partners to complete an integrated assessment of public health system capacities related to bioterrorism, other infectious disease outbreaks and other public health threats and emergencies to aid and improve
planning, coordination, and implementation. With assistance from and cooperation with supervisor and District Director develop, exercise, evaluate and maintain comprehensive public health preparedness and response plans that support local, regional, and statewide responses to incidents of bioterrorism, catastrophic infectious disease, natural disasters, and other health threats and emergencies. Maintain a system for 24/7 notification or activation of the public health emergency response system. Continue to meet KY DPH Preparedness Deliverables.
• Establishes working relationships with county KyEM Coordinators and Regional Managers to plan and maintain medical response strategies for Annex M for each county KyEM Operations Plan. Participate in local, regional, and state meetings. Keep informed of public health needs, actions, plans, training pertaining to Emergency Support Function 8.
• Responsible for the maintenance and oversight of the LTDHD Safety Data Sheet Manual and the LTDHD Safety Manual. Assures agency compliance with OSHA to include LTDHD Safety Plan. Chairs the LTDHD Safety meeting. Maintains membership, provides agenda, documents meeting minutes, and evaluates risk. With the safety committee members, make recommendations to the public health director for policies, resources, and or procedures to improve safety and reduce overall risk. Provides input to HR Manager and PH Director regarding updates to personnel policies
located within section 8 Employee Health and Safety within the LTDHD Personnel Manual.
• Responsible for conducting hotwashes, after action reports, and recommending areas of improvement after disasters, events, or other public health responses.
• Responsible for Employee Training and Drills related to emergencies and disasters. Responsible for ensuring safety measures and procedures are followed in all agency buildings. Assists with orientation and training of staff for response to emergencies and disasters both internally such as Active Shooter, Tornado, or other events related to staff and patient safety as well as public health response to community events requiring public health support or activation. Conducts safety drills, updates emergency evacuation plans, and maintains emergency contact listings for all LTDHD
sites.


Qualifications:
• Customer service oriented
• Maintain confidentiality as per Lincoln Trail District Health Department Confidentiality Agreement
• Promotes awareness and utilization of health department services in a positive manner.
• Ability to work as a team member in a team atmosphere.
• Assume responsibility for professional development.
• Provide your own transportation when an agency vehicle is unavailable and provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
• Employee understands he/she may be required to report to duty with Public Health emergencies/disasters as mandated by County and LTDHD Emergency Operation Plans.

Education:
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree, must have two years of community or health related experience.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an online application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: Full-time, Contract with benefits
Pay Rate: $18.00-$20.00/hour based on experience
Reports to: Social and Community Service Manager
Location: District Office

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Engage in activities that contribute to the development and/modification of public health policy.
• Collect and leverage statistical data used to inform decision making, critical analysis and policy creation.
• Review current health policies and identify areas for improvement.
• Establish and/or actively participate in partnerships and/or coalitions to address specific public health issues and advise on matters related to policy change.
• Implement health promotion strategies to protect the population from preventable health conditions and provide information to the public on protecting their health.
• Consult with schools, local elected officials, and the community on the potential public health impacts from current and/or proposed policies.
• Serve as the Tobacco Coordinator and implement tobacco-related activities as detailed in the Lincoln Trail District Health Department Tobacco Control and Prevention Strategic Plan.
• Seek program funding opportunities and ensure current grant deliverables are fulfilled.
• Participate in the completion of a local community health assessment and implement strategies from the resulting health improvement plan.

Qualifications:
• Customer service oriented
• Maintain confidentiality as per Lincoln Trail District Health Department Confidentiality Agreement
• Promotes awareness and utilization of health department services in a positive manner.
• Ability to work as a team member in a team atmosphere.
• Assume responsibility for professional development.
• Provide your own transportation when an agency vehicle is unavailable and provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
• Employee understands he/she may be required to report to duty with Public Health emergencies/disasters as mandated by County and LTDHD Emergency Operation Plans.

Education:
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree, must have one year of health-related experience.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an online application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: Full-time, Contract with benefits
Pay Rate: $21.00-$25.00/hour based on experience
Reports to: Area Environmental Supervisor
Location: Hardin

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Food Service: Reviews plans, conducts detailed sanitation inspections of all types of food establishments. Conducts investigations in response to food borne illness complaints, quarantines product and provide food safety education classes.
• Gather evidence for enforcement of public health laws for conferences, hearings and/or court proceedings.
• Public Facilities: Reviews plans, conducts detailed sanitation inspections of public facilities.
• General Sanitation: Responds to consumer complaints and performs investigations to include but not limited to insect, rodent and vector breeding sites, controls rabies outbreaks with quarantines of biting animals, assists with mass immunizations at rabies clinics. Gathers evidence for enforcement of public health nuisance laws. Investigates and troubleshoot malfunctioning septic systems, boil water advisory assistance, and collects private water samples.
• Onsite Sewage: Reviews and approves onsite sewage disposal site plans, conducts soil evaluations, designs and approves locations, conducts inspections of conventional, modified and experimental treatment systems, provides investigations & gathers evidence for enforcement of onsite sewage laws.
• Customer service oriented. Ability to work as a team member promoting teamwork and approaches problems with that understanding.
• Maintain confidentiality as per Lincoln Trail District Health Department Confidentiality Agreement.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with a minor or twenty-four (24) semester hours in environmental health, biological or physical science or registration as a Kentucky Environmental Specialist/Sanitarian under KRS 223.

Special Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. An individual upon employment must become registered under the provisions of KRS 223 to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902 KAR 8:080.

Post-Employment Requirements:
Employees in the class will be required to obtain credentials outlined below within a reasonable time, or if employees possess such credentials at the time of hire, they will be required to maintain those credentials so long as they are employed in this capacity. Must participate in annual continuing education classes.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an online application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: Full-time, Contract with benefits
Professional starting rate: $18.00-$20.00/hour depending upon experience
Reports to: HANDS Area Supervisor
Location: Nelson

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• This position serves under general direction of the Program Coordinator and/or appropriate supervisor.
• Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Conduct regular planned visits to establish a trusting rapport for eligible HANDS participant/s to assist parent/s and or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits.
• Maintain confidentiality of program information obtained from home visit/s and exchanged while communicating with community and support service providers.
• Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact and provide support to parents during the prenatal period and extending up to, but not inclusive of the child’s second birthday, following parent visit assessment.
• The responsibilities include home visitations that may take place in the client’s home or another community site if justified, that include (a) monitoring of the child’s, mother’s and family’s progress by making referrals to community resources; such as prenatal health services, school, head start, etc.
• Tracking appointments to ensure they are being kept, performing follow-up services as identified and performing periodic evaluations of the participants’ changing needs, (b) preparation and maintenance of case records which shall be documented with contacts, services needed, reports and progress, (c) consultations and (d) crisis assistance.
• Confer with Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor in cases involving potential collaboration with other service providers.

Paraprofessional Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent. Must be 18 years of age or older. Prefer experience in social or other health related field such as but not limited to working with infants, toddlers, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility or school, etc. that provides a medical or community support service.

Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social or Behavioral Science, Registered Nurse or related field with one year of experience performing case management services.

To Apply:
Please complete an online contract application. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation. Criminal background, licensure check, and drug screening will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall
disqualify an applicant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Internships

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is proud to play a role in the education of future health professionals and offers internships in multiple fields.

If you are a student interested in a learning experience with the health department, complete our Student Learning Interest Form, Emergency Notification Form, Liability Waiver, and Student Confidentiality Form below.

These completed forms, along with your resume and syllabus (or other college document with required learning objectives) should be mailed to Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42702 or faxed to +1 (270) 387-1737. You may also email your information as an attachment to  Jordan.Davis@ltdhd.org   For more information about learning experiences, contact our personnel manager at (270) 769-1601, Ext. 7004.

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