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Home Health Aide

This position serves under the general direction of a Registered Nurse or other appropriate supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Providing personal care (personal hygiene and grooming) and homemaker services to home health and waiver patients. Provide medical treatments such as simple dressing changes, catheter and colostomy care, non-medicated enemas and suppositories.


Home Health Nurse (LPN)

This position serves under close to moderate direction of the assigned Registered Nurse. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Interview client to address the presenting/initial reason for visiting the health department and subsequent willingness for service(s) offered and indicated. Conduct basic nursing assessment, as appropriate, of client using PHPR service guidelines to obtain and document pertinent physical, social, behavioral, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence health. Obtain basic specimens, as directed, and utilize the Division of Laboratory Services Guidelines for proper laboratory/specimens handling and packaging. Record results, as reported by laboratory, on client’s chart. Describe services that are available (or refer) and eligibility criteria as appropriate. Participate in the development and implementation of plan(s) of care based on the health risk identified during the nursing assessment and discussion with the client, including eligibility determination, based on client specific characteristics (age, sex, race, programmatic, ethnic, cultural) outlining services to be provided to promote and maintain optimum health status of the client. Incorporate plan of care into the client medical record. Periodically update plan of care based on followup visits and services provided.


Home Health Nurse (RN)

This position serves under close to moderate direction of the Nurse Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Entry level position to conduct comprehensive initial nursing assessment to obtain and document pertinent physical and psychological health status and history. Determine program eligibility, needed services and payer source. Develop an individualized plan of care in consultation with the client’s physician and other appropriate agency personnel. Complete review of medications, assess pain management and need for health care equipment/technology. Provide intermittent skilled nursing services, as ordered by the physician. Obtain specimens, as ordered and submit to State Lab utilizing appropriate Laboratory Services Guidelines. Identify health risks and implement risk reduction strategies for self and others according to agency policy. Conduct or participate in team meetings/case conferences to evaluate client’s response to care. Alter the care plan and make referrals to other community agencies. Develop/conduct educational counseling/teaching activities for the individual clients and families. Provide thorough documentation and submit appropriate reports, as required.


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Benefits

Health Insurance - Effective on the first day of the second month following month of employment. MCHD contributes an amount determined by the State. Typically the amount pays the cost of a single plan.  Any additional premium that results from a family plan, parent plus plan, or a more costly single plan, is the responsibility of the employee.

Life Insurance - Effective on the first day of the second month following month of employment. MCHD currently provides coverage of $20,000.  Additional coverage may be available at the expense of the employee.

Dental Insurance
- Effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. MCHD pays for a single plan.  The family plan and employee plus dependent plan is available at the expense of the employee.

Flexible Benefits - Provides tax-free savings through payroll deduction for medical and dental insurance premiums.  The program also allows you to have tax-free payroll deductions for reimbursement of medical and dental care and employment related child care expenses.  The Plan also allows you to have employer contributions that are not used for your health insurance to be placed in your Health Care Spending account and be used for "out of pocket" medical and dental expenses.

Kentucky Retirement - Employee contributes 6% and MCHD contributes an amount determined by the Retirement Board.

Social Security - Employee and MCHD each contribute.

Deferred Compensation - Allows you income sheltering through IRS approved tax deferral, and is available through payroll deduction.

Paid Holidays - 11 1/2 days annually + Presidential Election Day.

Vacation Days - 0-5 years of service an employee earns 3.5 hours per pay periods or 12.1 days per year.  This increases at 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service.

Sick days- Earn 3.5 hours per pay period or 12.1 days per year.  When you complete 10 years of service you are given 75.0 hours and when you complete 20 years of service you are given 75.0 hours.  Sick leave may be accumulated and used toward retirement.

Probationary Increment - After successfully completing a probationary period of minimum of 6 month an employee receives a 5% increment.

Annual Increment - After successfully completing 26 pay periods of continuous satisfactory service, during which you earn annual and sick leave, employees are eligible for an hourly salary adjustment in the amount set by the Madison County Board of Health from 0-5%.

Travel - Employees are reimbursed for travel conducted in the performance of their duties and responsibilities, on a monthly basis at a rate determined quarterly by the state.  Does not include to and from work.

Payday - employees will be paid bi-weekly.  Payday is on the Friday following the end of the pay period.  Example: Employee would start the first day of the pay period (Monday), work two weeks and be paid on The he following Friday for the time worked those first two weeks.

Direct Deposit - Employees are paid by direct deposit.

Worker's Compensation

Commonwealth Credit Union - as an employee of the Madison County Health Department, you are eligible for membership.


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