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HANDS PARENT VISITOR

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: You MUST apply online by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov. To download the instructions to create an account visit www.purchasehealth.org

The Purchase District Health Department is seeking qualified applicants for a Parent Visitor for the HANDS program. Duties include, but not limited to, providing one on one visits with first time new mothers, multigravidas, and their infants, teaching HANDS materials, and case management. This is a full-time, benefit position, based at the McCracken Co Health Dept.

Education and experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing or Early Childhood Education. OR A Bachelor’s degree in a Social or Behavioral Science related field may also be considered 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. Associate degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of public health, early childhood or education experience may sub for education. Associate degree in Nursing with licensure in Kentucky or a compact state and two (2) years of public health experience will substitute for education.

Salary range $11.40-$14.18 based on education and experience. Possible increase in hourly wage first year. Excellent fringe benefit package. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $11.40 – $14.18 per hour

HEALTH EDUCATOR I

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Health Educator I 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.
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.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE by visiting: www.mykentucky.gov. Please download the instructions to create an account. (Application Instructions PDHD)
Job Type: Full-time
SALARY: (MIN-MID) $12.15-15.17/HR
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
Work Remotely:
  • No

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

A CHW is a lay person from the community of which they serve. 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, is able to 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 able to use a computer with ease.

Employment Status: Regular full time, 37.5 hours/week

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. Prior experience in a home health agency, nursing home/assisted living facility, or clerical experience.

Duties: Job duties will include but are not limited to, 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.

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.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Fill out and email this application (Application) to kkoster@purchasehealth.org.

 

NETWORK DIRECTOR

The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Network Director for the Purchase Area Health Connections consortium located at our District Office in Paducah, KY. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: project management for federal 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). Performs other duties as assigned.

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. Knowledge of technology and data management preferred.

Language skills: Applicant must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Applicant must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; 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

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

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Fill out and email this application (Application) to kkoster@purchasehealth.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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