Local Health Nurse I

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Nursing Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Provide basic entry level nursing care and assessments to the client consistent with the Public Health Practice Reference, Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Establish policies, procedures and licensing laws. Document services provided to the client according to standards of the Core Clinical Service Guide (CCSG) and Administrative Reference (AR). Maintain confidentiality and privacy according to guidelines. Develop and conduct educational counseling and teaching activities for individual clients and families. Utilize basic awareness of community resources and complete required trainings.

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.

Starting Salary: $33,345/ Annually – negotiable with additional experience Grade 15


Risk Reduction Specialist

Job Summary

This position will be embedded in a Harm Reduction Program at the Christian County Health Department and will serve as a Risk Reduction Specialist . This position will provide targeted HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to persons presenting for services at the harm reduction programs to help the unaware learn of their status. This position will refer persons found to be positive for HIV or Hepatitis C to medical care and treatment services at key points of entry for Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This position will provide counseling to persons at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV on how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and will work with individuals to assess individual risk needs and connecting them to appropriate resources as needed. This position will provide information about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling to improve the participants health status. Educational topics covered to include: risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission including comprehensive HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI prevention counseling, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients’ partners and treatment as prevention and harm reduction. This position will provide counseling to clients to improve their health literacy, increase retention in medical care, and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes. This position will distribute patient education materials (pamphlets and books) as well as risk reduction supplies (sharps containers and condoms) to persons at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. The Risk Reduction Specialists will represent the HRI program within the local health department and assist in collaborations and strategic planning.

This position is part of the Harm Reduction Initiative and will be funded by the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position will require travel in a defined service area within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, specifically as part of the Christian County Health Department.

A link to the job postings are posted below:

The Health Education Coordinator position can be found at: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/295119

The Health Education Coordinator, Associate position can be found at: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/295783