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HANDS Ongoing Home Visitor

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time HANDS Ongoing Home Visitor.

Job Description: H.A.N.D.S. is a program that provides support to new and expecting parents. from the prenatal period through the first two years of the child’s life. H.A.N.D.S. helps new parents to promote optimal growth and development of their child by providing support in various ways.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Do weekly supervision with HANDS Supervisor (1.5 hours).
  2. Complete all HANDS trainings per HANDS policy timelines (or before).
  3. Accept families onto caseload until Employee has a minimum of 18-20 families.
  4. Maintain a caseload that enables a minimum of 60 visits a month to be completed.
  5. Complete all documentation (forms and home visit logs) within 24 hours of the home visit being completed.
  6. Keep a calendar of all completed visits, attempted visits, and canceled visits.
  7. Provide HANDS Program Manager with calendar and end-of-month reports on the first day of the following month.
  8. Turn in timesheet every two weeks with travel and cell phone allowance.
  9. The Employee is required to complete all annual health department trainings and follow the health department’s policies and procedures.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Training, or Experience: A high school diploma with one year of experience working with children will be considered.

Preferably already holds or is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or closely related field.

Salary: Negotiable depending on education and experience. (Range $15 – $21.19 per hour).

Benefits: This is a full-time contract position. The benefits of this position include retirement benefits with the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, health and life insurance through Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave accrual, and other optional insurance benefits.

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website, https://montgomerycountyhealthky.gov/ (highlight the “ABOUT MCHD” tab > click on “Employment Opportunities” > scroll down this page until you see a link titled “Fillable Application”). Completed applications must be returned to the address above or emailed to lisa.lawson@mchdky.org by Friday, April  26h, 2024. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Lisa Lawson via email at lisa.lawson@mchdky.org or by phone at 859-497-2436. Employment may be contingent upon the results of a drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Opportunities at The Montgomery County Health Department

To apply to an open merit position, you must use the online applications system at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME by creating a citizen account and then search LHDCOS (search and apply). Paper applications are used for internal openings and contracts.

Current Job Openings:

Full-time Registered Nurse Position

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Registered Nurse Position. This position will be for a Reportable Disease /Employee Health/Clinic Nurse

General Duties
• This individual will be responsible for infectious disease monitoring for Montgomery County which includes surveillance, conducting disease investigations, and assisting with management of community outbreaks.
• They will also be responsible for all functions of the employee health program which will include ensuring employees are compliant with TB assessments/skin testing, fit testing, and vaccinations. They will also assist with updating internal employee health policies and manuals to ensure compliance with OSHA such as Respiratory and Bloodborne Pathogen Plans and SDS sheets/manual.
• They will participate as an integral team member, collaborating with various departments and colleagues, including the Health Department Director, the Director of Nursing, Human Resources, the Environmental Director, and others as needed to advocate for employee health and safety. They will be responsible for the management of potential blood exposures, employee illnesses, and disease outbreaks.
• They will provide case management and treatment as indicated for clients with TB Infection and active TB Disease which can include direct observation of therapy, home visits, tracking and conducting investigations, providing education, and treating contacts of active tuberculosis patients. They will work closely with the Director of Nursing and contracted Infectious Disease Provider in this role.
• They will conduct COVID-19 surveillance for Montgomery County and assist with outbreaks when needed. Duties may include providing education and/or information to staff, physicians, clients, and the public on current CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 as well as local disease trends.
• They will collaborate closely with and report directly to the Director of Nursing.
• Duties will also include providing clinic services including but not limited to WIC, Immunizations, and STI testing and treatment as needed. They may also include working special events in disease prevention efforts such as vaccination events and outreach.

Minimum Education, Training, or Experience: Nursing License. ADN or BSN Nursing is acceptable.

Starting Salary: $20.00-$25.00 per hour, negotiable based on experience

Benefits: This is a full-time contract position. The work week will be 37.5 hours per week.

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website at https://montgomerycountyhealthky.gov/. Completed applications (and college transcripts, if applicable) must be returned to the address above or emailed to lisa.lawson@mchdky.org by December 1st, 2023. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Lisa Lawson via email at lisa.lawson@mchdky.org or by phone at 859-497-2436. Employment may be contingent upon the results of a drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clinic Administrative Associate

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Clinic Administrative Associate.

General Duties: The duties of this position include answering and directing phone calls throughout the health department, serving as the clinic receptionist, clinic patient registration, clinic scheduling, billing of services and follow-up of billed services, assisting the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) coordinators as needed, and initiating and maintaining medical records. This position may also require completing data entry and other clerical tasks as needed for other departments within the agency and assisting with reportable disease response.

Minimum Education, Training, or Experience: High School Diploma or GED.

Starting Salary: $15.00 per hour

Benefits: This is a full-time contract position. The benefits of this position include retirement benefits with the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, health and life insurance through the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave accrual, and other optional insurance benefits.

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website at http://www.montgomerycountyhealth.com. Completed applications (and college transcripts, if applicable) must be returned to the address above or emailed to lisa.lawson@mchdky.org by September 5th, 2023. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Lisa Lawson via email at lisa.lawson@mchdky.org or by phone at 859-497-2436. Employment may be contingent upon the results of a drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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*Our website is currently under remodel. In the meantime, please refer to our Facebook page to see any recent job openings. You may also email our Human Resources department at the email address below to inquire about any available employment opportunities.
Job applications may be obtained in our front office at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or here on our website.
  • Please click here to download the Local Health Department Job application.
  • Or, scroll down this page to fill out and submit the application online.
    • Please note: if application is filled out online, applicable transcripts and resume should be sent to Lisa.Lawson@mchdky.org
The Montgomery County Health Department is always accepting applications for Registered Nurses and Social Workers.
Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you have any questions about employment opportunities, please contact:
Lisa Lawson
Phone: 859-497-2436
Email: Lisa.Lawson@mchdky.org

Employment Opportunities at Other Health Departments

Health Departments in other areas regularly post employment opportunities.
For more information on openings at other Kentucky local health departments, please visit this link: https://www.chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dafm/lhpb/Pages/employment.aspx

Local Health Department Application

To apply to an open merit position, you must use the online applications system at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME by creating a citizen account and then search LHDCOS (search and apply). Paper applications are used for internal openings and contracts.

General Instructions for completing the application for employment:

  • Type or print clearly in dark ink.
  • Job Announcements may contain special instructions and requirements.
  • Do not substitute a resume or other application form.
  • Write the job title as specified on the job announcement.
  • All supporting documents, such as transcripts, must be submitted by the close date in the advertisement to the local health department.
  • Applications that are received unsigned, incomplete, or after the closing date, might be eliminated from consideration.

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Although the following information is not mandatory, it is requested to aid the Department for Public Health and the local health department in their commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity. The information in this section will not be used in making any decision affecting potential employment or any personnel action following employment, should you be employed.

Please click button below to download the Local Health Department Job application.

Employment Opportunities at The Montgomery County Health Department

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Clinic Administrative Associate

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Clinic Administrative Associate.
General Duties:
The duties of this position include answering and directing phone calls throughout the health department, serving as the clinic receptionist, clinic patient registration, clinic scheduling, billing of services and follow-up of billed services, assisting the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) coordinators as needed, and initiating and maintaining medical records. This position may also require completing data entry and other clerical tasks as needed for other departments within the agency and assisting with reportable disease response.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: High School Diploma or GED.

Starting Salary:

$15.00 per hour

Benefits:

This is a full-time contract position. The benefits of this position include retirement benefits with the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, health and life insurance through Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave accrual, and other optional insurance benefits.

Community Health Educator/Social Media Manager

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Community Health Educator/Social Media Manager.

Job Description:

 The person in this position will serve as a community health educator and the health department’s social media manager.

Job responsibilities of a health educator include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide health and wellness education. Plan and implement programs and treatments specifically designed to address the patient’s needs.
  • Facilitate classes according to organizational and program guidelines.
  • Present information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Evaluate, design, present, and disseminate health education information and materials.
  • Develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
  • Develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.

Job responsibilities of the social media manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary administrator of the health department’s social media accounts and website.
  • Design, create, and edit educational and marketing materials for promotion of health department services and events.
  • Serve as a liaison between the health department and media outlets.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in health promotion or another health-related field preferred. Other degrees will be considered. Previous marketing, teaching, and/or social media content management experience is beneficial, but not required.

Salary: 

$15.00 – $17.00/hour, based on experience

Benefits

This is a full-time contract position. The benefits of this position include retirement benefits with the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, health and life insurance through Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave accrual, and other optional insurance benefits.

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website at http://www.montgomerycountyhealth.com. Completed applications (and college transcripts) must be returned to the address above or emailed to dakotad.heise@ky.gov. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Cody Heise via email at dakotad.heise@ky.gov or by phone at 859-497-2419. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, in the front office, or on our website. The Montgomery County Health Department is always accepting applications for Registered Nurses and Social Workers. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions about employment opportunities, please contact:

Cody Heise
Phone: 859-497-2419
Email: dakotad.heise@ky.gov

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website at http://www.montgomerycountyhealth.com. Completed applications (and college transcripts) must be returned to the address above or emailed to dakotad.heise@ky.gov. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Cody Heise via email at dakotad.heise@ky.gov or by phone at 859-497-2419. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, in the front office, or on our website. The Montgomery County Health Department is always accepting applications for Registered Nurses and Social Workers. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions about employment opportunities, please contact:

Cody Heise
Phone: 859-497-2419
Email: dakotad.heise@ky.gov

The application and full listing of qualifications are online here:
Fillable Application

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Community Health Educator/Social Media Manager.

Job Description: The person in this position will serve as a community health educator and the health department’s social media manager.

Job responsibilities of a health educator include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide health and wellness education. Plan and implement programs and treatments specifically designed to address the patient’s needs.
  • Facilitate classes according to organizational and program guidelines.
  • Present information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Evaluate, design, present, and disseminate health education information and materials.
  • Develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
  • Develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.

Job responsibilities of the social media manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary administrator of the health department’s social media accounts and website.
  • Design, create, and edit educational and marketing materials for promotion of health department services and events.
  • Serve as a liaison between the health department and media outlets.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in health promotion or another health-related field preferred. Other degrees will be considered. Previous marketing, teaching, and/or social media content management experience is beneficial, but not required.

Salary: $15.00 – $17.00/hour, based on experience

BenefitsThis is a full-time contract position. The benefits of this position include retirement benefits with the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, health and life insurance through Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave accrual, and other optional insurance benefits.

Applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, or on our website at http://www.montgomerycountyhealth.com. Completed applications (and college transcripts) must be returned to the address above or emailed to dakotad.heise@ky.gov. Resumes are welcome, but a resume will not substitute for a completed application. For further information, contact Cody Heise via email at dakotad.heise@ky.gov or by phone at 859-497-2419. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job applications may be obtained at Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353, in the front office, or on our website. The Montgomery County Health Department is always accepting applications for Registered Nurses and Social Workers. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Montgomery County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions about employment opportunities, please contact:

Cody Heise

Phone: 859-497-2419

Email: dakotad.heise@ky.gov

The application and full listing of qualifications are online here:

Fillable Application

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Employment Opportunities at Other Health Departments

Health Departments in other areas regularly post employment opportunities.

A complete listing of employment opportunities at other health departments is online here:

Other Health Department Vacancies

Applications for those vacancies can be obtained from the listed contact or online here:

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