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Lawrence County Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time Local Health Nurse II-HANDS

General Duties include:  This position serves under limited direction of the Director or other appropriate supervisor.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform advanced level functions with increasing independence in the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program providing Parent Visit Assessment/Survey with parents (prenatal and/or immediately after the birth) to determine appropriate level of support from the community.  May mentor program staff, which provides home visitation or parent visit assessments of eligible clients involving infant and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age.  Provide advanced assistance to the public or program and office staff in areas of expertise, may participate in on site visits, review and preparation of reports and records to ensure accountability and effectiveness.  Interpret and implement policies and procedures as directed and may participate or make recommendations for improvement of services.  Prepare program plans, policy manuals and other informational materials for distribution to staff, patients, clients and the general public to meet federal, state and agency compliance. Maintain a collaborative relationship and represent the department on inter-agency councils and committees and attends meetings or conferences relating to area of responsibility. May supervise program staff, if special requirements of 902 KAR 4:120 are met. May conduct home visits when necessary. 

Additional duties will include participation in specialized or program specific clinics providing nursing care and assessment to the client or employee orientation and training consistent with the Core Clinical Service Guide (CCSG), Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.  Develop and implement a plan of care or conduct educational counseling and teaching for individual clients and families based on health risks.  Document services provided to the client.  Maintain confidentiality and privacy according to guidelines.  

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 one (1) year of experience.  

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

Starting Salary:  $17.98 - $22.66/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 18

Applications may be obtained at the Lawrence County Health Department, 1080 Meadowbrook Lane, Louisa KY 41230 or  

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business Thursday, June 8 to Lawrence County Health Department.

Resume will not substitute for completed application

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.



May 9th, 2017 

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is promoting the impact of oral health on communities across the state.

“Lawrence County Health Department recognizes the importance of dental care,” Director Debbie Miller said. “We were so fortunate that the Kentucky Department for Public Health funded our Smile Savers Dental Hygiene Program in 2014 so that we are able to provide preventive services for Lawrence County students.”

DPH currently is working to update its Strategic Oral Health Plan for the first time in over a decade. As part of this work, the DPH Oral Health Program will gather stakeholders and other interested parties on May 31 and June 1 at the Downtown Lexington Hilton to assist in updating the plan to reflect new ideas and opportunities that will result in the improvement of oral health for all Kentuckians.

“The final product is one for everyone to use, not just government programs or dentists,” explained Julie Watts McKee, a dentist and Kentucky’s State Dental Director. “It is a handbook for anyone that is interested in healthier mouths. We hope that schools, universities, health plans and individuals will see something they can act on.”

“I will be attending the meeting in Lexington to update the Oral Health Strategic Plan,” Lawrence Co.’s Miller said today. “I am excited to collaborate with others across the state - to share what we’ve been doing in Lawrence County as well as learn new ideas to further improve dental health for Lawrence County residents.”

With the help of a professional facilitator, the meeting’s attendees will decide what aspects of dental care and dental health should be priorities for Kentucky.

While invitations have been sent out to targeted groups, such as dentists, hygienists, educators and policy makers, the general public is strongly encouraged to participate in the event and the process. The success of the plan depends on the inclusion of the consumer of services that affect dental health.

Anyone interested in contributing to the update of the plan should register for the Stakeholder’s meeting by clicking here.

There is no cost to attend this event and some meals are included, but registration is mandatory in order to plan for the attendees. The Kentucky Oral Health Program has limited financial support for consumers and parents of minor children who would like to participate. If interested in learning more about this, please call Bill Bishop at (502) 564-2154, extension 4423.

Throughout the planned 52 Weeks of Public Health promotion, DPH will spotlight a specific public health issue. Additional information about the campaign is available on the DPH website and is posted on the CHFS Facebook page where Kentuckians are encouraged to like and share posts among their networks of friends.

From Cabinet for Health and Family Services Communications