Phone: 606-598-5564
Fax: 606-598-6615

LHN2/SSW

The Cumberland Valley District Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time Local Health Nurse II – Home Health or a Senior Social Worker for Jackson County Home Health.

 

LHN II-HH General Duties include: This position serves under limited direction of the Nurse Supervisor.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct comprehensive nursing assessments for clients that range from simple to extremely complex.  Determine program eligibility, needed services and payer source.  Develop an individualized plan of care in consultation with the client’s physician and other appropriate agency personnel.  Complete review of medications, assess pain management and need for health care equipment/technology.  Provide intermittent skilled nursing services, as ordered by the physician.  Obtain specimens, as ordered and submits to State Lab utilizing appropriate Laboratory Services Guidelines.  Identify health risks and implements risk reduction strategies for self and others according to agency policy.  Conduct or participate in team meetings/case conferences to evaluate client’s response to care, alter the care plan and make referrals to other community agencies.  Develop/conduct educational counseling/teaching activities for the individual clients and families.  Provide thorough documentation and submit appropriate reports, as required.  Provide increasing leadership and supervision.  Participate in utilization review for quality of services.  May mentor LHN I – HH nurses.

 

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  See special requirements. One (1) year of Registered Nurse (RN) experience.

 

Substitution for Education, Training or Experience: BSN or Masters Degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or Public Health may substitute for the one (1) year experience.

 

Special Requirements: (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state.

 

LHN II-HH Starting Salary: $19.19/hr. Negotiable with additional experience. Grade 19

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Senior Social Worker General Duties include: This position serves under general direction of the Director or other appropriate social work personnel.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; With considerable knowledge conduct complex social assessment by interviewing the patient in the clinical and/or home setting to determine services and resources needed.  Attend staff meetings and other appropriate meetings and educational activities.  Assist in formulation of policy recommendations.  Initiate and review the preparation of technical, professional and administrative reports.  Coordinate agency functions and resources with those of other government and private jurisdiction.  Prepare treatment plan based on the social assessment in conjunction with nursing personnel and other caregivers of the agency or community.  Provide indicated services or assist patient in acquiring services within the community.  Counsel patient regarding sudden infant death, AIDS, sterilization, family planning, family relationships, substance abuse and grief counseling.  Assist patient with obtaining or getting services.  Visit home of patient as indicated to assist with social, emotional, financial and housing problems.    May supervise staff as a working supervisor or resource person/trainer.

 

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelors Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology or Sociology and one (1) year experience in professional social work that includes patient assessment and case management.

 

Sr. Social Worker Starting Salary: $13.81/hr. Negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17

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Applications may be obtained at the Cumberland Valley District Health Department, PO Box 158, 470 Manchester Square Shopping Center, Suite 200, Manchester, KY 40962 (606) 598-5564 or at the local health department or online HERE (PDF) / HERE (Word)

 

Completed application, transcript & copy of nursing license must be returned by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 to Cumberland Valley District Health Department, PO Box 158, 470 Manchester Square Shopping Center, Suite 200, Manchester, KY 40962.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

 

A successful applicant will be required to submit to a drug screening test and criminal/conviction record check.  Offer of hire is conditioned upon these results.

Equal Opportunity Employer.