Job Opportunities

Purchase District Health Department positions have to be applied for through www.mykentucky.gov unless otherwise noted. Instructions for www.mykentucky.gov are available here: Application Instructions PDHD

Harm Reduction Coordinator

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application  and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. 

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Harm Reduction Coordinator for the Opioid Taskforce located at our District Office in Paducah, KY. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: project management for Substance Use Disorder related federal and state grants, consortium coordination, and community health (participates in planning goals and strategies to address health priorities of a community by representing the agency in community coalitions, inter-agency councils and other community groups and attends meetings relating to area of responsibility and maintains a collaborative relationship with health agencies). Provides services and policy direction across the spectrum of substance use disorder: Prevention, identification, treatment, and recovery. This position works with other community organizations and highly vulnerable populations. You must be willing and able to work both populations. We provide harm reduction services. You will be required to provide these services including HIV and HEP-C community testing after training. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from a college or university or an associate’s degree in a related field and 3 years of related experience. Knowledge of technology and data management preferred.

Language skills: Applicant must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Applicant must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical skills: Applicant must possess the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning ability: Applicant must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Applicant must possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Technology skills: Applicant must have at least an intermediate level of knowledge of Microsoft Suite particularly Excel.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour negotiable with additional experience.  5% raise at the successful completion of six months.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Retirement
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • And additional benefits

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, with some evenings and weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Travel required. Travel is reimbursed per Purchase District Health Department policies and guidelines.

Company’s website:

www.purchasehealth.org

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

NURSE SUPERVISOR I OR II HICKMAN COUNTY (CLINTON LOCATION)

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov. 

NURSE SUPERVISOR I: SALARY: (MIN-MID) $22.44-$28.64

NURSE SUPERVISOR I: Under limited supervision of the Nurse Supervisor II, Nurse Administrator, Director of Nursing or designee provides direct supervision of assigned nursing and other agency staff, including the completion of performance evaluations. May coordinate specific program areas, such as Home Health, HANDS or School Health. May provide direct client care as needed and time permits. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
EDUCATION: See Special Requirements
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of Registered Nurse (RN) experience.
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: EDUCATION: N/A
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 two (2) years experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state.

NURSE SUPERVISOR II: SALARY: (MIN-MID) $20.79-$26.61

NURSE SUPERVISOR II: Under limited supervision of Nurse Administrator, Director of Nursing or designee performs multiple supervisory tasks, including direct supervision and completion of performance evaluations for assigned staff. Has gained supervisory experience and performs with a high level of competency based upon increased level of experience and judgment. May coordinate specific program areas, such as Home Health, HANDS or School Health and may provide direct client care as needed and time permits.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPREHENSIVE
EDUCATION: See Special Requirements
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of Registered Nurse (RN) experience of which one (1) year includes supervisory experience.
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE:
EDUCATION: N/A
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 two (2) years experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state.

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HANDS SUPERVISOR

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application  and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. 

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time  HANDS Supervisor

What is the HANDS Program?

HANDS is a program to offer support throughout pregnancy and the first two years of the baby’s life. From pregnancy to the terrific twos, HANDS is here to answer all of the parents questions during the different stages of your baby’s growth. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS parent visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby’s first years. Based on the discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation. That’s right, information is brought right to the home.

General Duties include:  This position serves under the general direction of the Director or other appropriate program supervisor.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Primary duty to provide and direct Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) employees that provide services in early childhood education and family support to assist infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age and/or other health care projects.  Make decisions on personnel policy matters affecting assigned staff, including performance monitoring/evaluation of staff, may participate in the selection, hiring and orientation processes of new employees to ensure best use of time and resources.  May attend training conferences; conduct/facilitate meetings and training employees in methods for performing effective and efficient job. Provide professional program administrative and technical expertise and assist service providers and program staff.  Assist or assign staff to help resolve billing problems, determine client eligibility, benefits and appropriate services and referrals.  Prepare and review detailed statistical data/clinical management program reports and perform quality assurance audits to oversee/monitor program records/quality of care provided and coordination of program services with internal and external entities and ensure that providers/staff understand program guidelines.   May provide input to new and proposed legislation to help determine impact on local programs/interpret policy relating to agency operating procedures and program administration.  Perform/assist/serve as resource person in defining program goals and objectives and establish methods/measures of accomplishing program based objectives.  May serve as a liaison between staff and state or federal officials regarding services and ensure that performance measures and standards for program/services are met.   May conduct parent assessments and home visits as needed. 

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree per special program requirements  and three (3) years of professional experience in public or community health agency or similar capacity that would demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Substitution for Education, Training or Experience:  Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or Human Services related field may substitute for one (1) year experience. 

OR

Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and five (5) years of professional experience in public or community health agency or similar capacity that would demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities will substitute for the education and experience requirement.

Special Program Requirements:  Must be a licensed Social Worker or licensed Registered Nurse in Kentucky or compact state to supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff that delivers direct services per 902 KAR 4:120.   

Starting Salary:  $16.50/hr negotiable with additional experience.  5% raise at the successful completion of six months.

Benefits:

Work life balance

Making a community impact

Day shifts Monday thru Friday

Health insurance

Dental and Vision

Retirement (pension and 401K available)

FSA

HRA

Vacation and Sick time

Paid Holidays

You may qualify for student loan forgiveness

AND MORE

Completed application must be submitted by May 6, 2022 Transcripts must be uploaded before the close date of the advertisement if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience.  Transcripts must list the degree awarded but can be unofficial. Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Parent Visitor

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application  and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time Parent Visitor

What is the HANDS Program?

HANDS is a program to offer support throughout pregnancy and the first two years of the baby’s life. From pregnancy to the terrific twos, HANDS is here to answer all of the parents questions during the different stages of your baby’s growth. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS parent visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby’s first years. Based on the discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation. That’s right, information is brought right to the home.

General Duties include:  This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age.  Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child.  May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines. Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements.  Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.       

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.

Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.

OR

Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.

Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.

Starting Salary:  $14.50/hr negotiable with additional experience. 5% raise at the successful completion of six months.

Benefits:

Work life balance

Making a community impact

Day shifts Monday thru Friday

Health insurance

Dental and Vision

Retirement (pension and 401K available)

FSA

HRA

Vacation and Sick time

Paid Holidays

You may qualify for student loan forgiveness

AND MORE

Completed application must be submitted by May 6, 2022 Transcripts must be uploaded before the close date of the advertisement if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience.  Transcripts must list the degree awarded but can be unofficial. Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Ongoing Home Visitor

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application  and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time Ongoing Support Worker

What is the HANDS Program?

HANDS is a program to offer support throughout pregnancy and the first two years of the baby’s life. From pregnancy to the terrific twos, HANDS is here to answer all of the parents questions during the different stages of your baby’s growth. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS parent visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby’s first years. Based on the discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation. That’s right, information is brought right to the home.

General Duties include:  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.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  High School Diploma or GED and experience in a Social or other health related field such as but not limited to, working with children, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility, school etc., that provides a medical or a community support service. 

Substitution for Education, Training or Experience:  Education from an accredited college or university in a Health related or Social and Behavioral Science field may substitute for the required experience.  

Special Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age

Must have telephone accessibility

Must have reliable transportation and valid Drivers License

Criminal Background Check

On the job training requirement needed within 6 months of hire in order to advance

HANDS home visitor core training (Must be completed before family contact can occur)

HANDS wrap-around required training (Specific topical areas checklist)

CPR Certification

Working knowledge of geographic area and/or ability to locate participants and community resources with use of maps, contacts and directions provided.

Starting Salary:  $12.50/hr negotiable with additional experience.  5% raise at the successful completion of six months.

Benefits:

Work life balance

Making a community impact

Day shifts Monday thru Friday

Health insurance

Dental and Vision

Retirement (pension and 401K available)

FSA

HRA

Vacation and Sick time

Paid Holidays

You may qualify for student loan forgiveness

AND MORE

Completed application must be submitted by May 6, 2022 Transcripts must be uploaded before the close date of the advertisement if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience.  Transcripts must list the degree awarded but can be unofficial. Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES ASSOCIATE I or II-CLINICAL

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Support Services Associate I-Clinical located at the Hickman County Office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: registering patients for various services and programs provided by the local health department, establishing a medical record by compiling all the necessary forms for registering patients, interviewing the patient to obtain pertinent non-medical information used for identification and income status according to agency and program policy, make follow up appointments, and collecting a fee for the services rendered.  Performs other duties as assigned. This is an entry level position under moderate supervision. This is an entry level position under moderate supervision.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.

SALARY for I:  (MIN-MID)  $10.10-$12.41 based on education and experience, 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

SALARY for II:  (MIN-MID)  $10.40-$12.82, based on education and experience, 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

• Retirement• Health Insurance• Life Insurance• Paid Time Off• And additional benefits

Schedule:• Monday to Friday. Must have reliable transportation. Travel may be required. Travel is reimbursed per Purchase District Health Department policies and guidelines.

Work Remotely:• No

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES ASSOCIATE I-CLINICAL

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Support Services Associate I-Clinical primarily located at the McCracken County Office but will be required to travel to other offices as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: registering patients for various services and programs provided by the local health department, establishing a medical record by compiling all the necessary forms for registering patients, interviewing the patient to obtain pertinent non-medical information used for identification and income status according to agency and program policy, make follow up appointments, and collecting a fee for the services rendered.  Performs other duties as assigned. This is an entry level position under moderate supervision. This is an entry level position under moderate supervision.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.

SALARY:  (MIN-MID)  $10.10-$12.41 based on education and experience, 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

• Retirement• Health Insurance• Life Insurance• Paid Time Off• And additional benefits

Schedule:• Monday to Friday. Must have reliable transportation. Travel may be required. Travel is reimbursed per Purchase District Health Department policies and guidelines.

Work Remotely:• No

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES ASSOCIATE II-CLINICAL

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Support Services Associate II-Clinical primarily located at the McCracken County Office but will be required to travel to other offices as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: registering patients for various services and programs provided by the local health department, establishing a medical record by compiling all the necessary forms for registering patients, interviewing the patient to obtain pertinent non-medical information used for identification and income status according to agency and program policy, make follow up appointments, and collecting a fee for the services rendered.  Performs other duties as assigned. The employee also demonstrates the ability to solve routine problems that occur.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED and Two (2) years of professional business or public administrative experience in a medical, hospital or administrative office environment using electronic office equipment and professional software. One (1) of the two (2) years experience must be in medical coding and billing, accounting, or bookkeeping.

SALARY:  (MIN-MID)  $10.40-$12.82, based on education and experience, 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

• Retirement• Health Insurance• Life Insurance• Paid Time Off• And additional benefits

Schedule:• Monday to Friday. Must have reliable transportation. Travel may be required. Travel is reimbursed per Purchase District Health Department policies and guidelines.

Work Remotely:• No

 

LOCAL HEALTH NURSE-I

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: See Special Requirements

EXPERIENCE: None

SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

EXPERIENCE: N/A

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.

POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Must maintain current RN licensure in Kentucky or compact state. Must complete required annual updates.

Salary (MIN-MID) $17.96-22.42 based on education and experience, 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

LOCAL HEALTH NURSE-II

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

Provides basic nursing functions and services to individuals and families under moderate supervision in a clinic, school or community setting.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: See Special Requirements
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of Registered Nurse (RN) experience.
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE:
EDUCATION: N/A
EXPERIENCE: BSN or Master’s Degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or Public Health may substitute
for the one (1) year required experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state.

POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Must maintain current RN licensure in Kentucky or compact state. Must complete required annual updates.

Salary (MIN-MID) $19.82-24.98 based on education and experience. 5% increase at successful completion of probationary period. Excellent fringe benefit package.

 

 

 

HEALTH EDUCATOR I, II, OR III

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov.

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Health Educator I, II, or III located at our District Office in Paducah, KY. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: project management, consortium coordination, and community health (participates in planning goals and strategies to address health priorities of a community by representing the agency in community coalitions, inter-agency councils and other community groups and attends meetings relating to area of responsibility and maintains a collaborative relationship with health agencies), assists in the identification of community health needs, participates in health education program planning, promotes positive health behaviors and works to reduce or eliminate health risk behaviors, documents services provided in a professional manner and maintains confidentiality. Participates in the health education evaluation process, communicates effectively. Performs other duties as assigned.

Health Educator I Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from a college or university and have one (1) year of health related or education experience. A master’s degree, bachelor’s degree or professional license in health or human services fields will substitute for the one (1) year experience that is required.

SALARY: (MIN-MID) $12.76-15.17/HR; 5% raise at completion of 6 mos probationary period.

Health Educator II Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE: Must have three (3) years of health related or education experience
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: See below
EDUCATION: N/A
EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in health or human services fields will substitute for one (1) year experience required. A professional license in the health or human services fields will substitute for an additional year of experience.

SALARY: (MIN-MID) $13.81-17.35/HR; 5% raise at completion of 6 mos probationary period.

Health Educator III Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE: Must have four (4) years of health related or education experience
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: See below
EDUCATION: N/A
EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in health or human services fields will substitute for one (1) year exp

SALARY: (MIN-MID) $15.79-$19.96/HR; 5% raise at completion of 6 mos probationary period.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.15 – $19.96 per hour

 

Community Health Worker (CHW) 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application  and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. 

A CHW is a person from the community who has a desire to help people. They help individuals navigate the health care and social systems to improve quality of life. They are a true asset to public health and are part of the healthcare team. In our program, CHW’s help to transition recently discharged patients from the hospital back into their everyday lives. They help people become their own advocates, understand discharge instructions, and help connect them to healthcare and community resources to meet their needs.  

A successful applicant is someone that shows empathy for others, can communicate effectively both orally and written, and able to address problems as they arise. Applicant must be able to assist others in completing applications for resources and must be able to identify applicable resources in the community. A successful applicant must be eager to research and find innovative solutions to meet the needs of the client. Applicant must be organized, skillful with a computer as well as have strong problem-solving skills.  

Employment Status: Regular full time, 37.5 hours/week  

Typical schedule is Monday-Thursday 7:30a-4:30p and Friday 7:30a-11a. Use of personal vehicle is required, with mileage reimbursement. Includes Travel in McCracken County and other counties in the Purchase Area region.  

 

Benefits: 

  • Retirement 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • And additional benefits 

 

Pay: 12.00 per hour  

Requirements: Highschool diploma or GED.  

Preferred: Community minded person, with good communication skills and knowledge of the area who is compassionate for helping others.  

Duties: Job duties will include but are not limited to, home visits, independently manages a case load, data entry, reviewing discharge instructions, providing social support through use of resource guide, and encouraging personal health goals to clients in their homes. Training and some certifications provided.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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