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Job Opening – Martin County Health Department

December 7th, 2011

 

The Martin County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Support Services Associate I – Clinical.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Support Services Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Assemble and maintain complete patient medical records and files. Interview patient to ensure completeness and accuracy of demographic information required for various services and programs. Route/direct patient to appropriate staff person. Collect, record and enter fees obtained from patients into statewide network. Prepare routine letters, labels and other appropriate material. Answer multi-line phone system. Schedule initial and follow-up patient appointments. Review appropriate reporting sheet (Patient Encounter Forms) (PEF) of services provided to ensure completeness and accuracy. Generate and/or issue Woman Infant and Children (WIC) vouchers. Request routine reports available from the PSRS, inventory and order office supplies. Maintain auto-dialer according to agency and patient requirements.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year of moderately difficult business or public administrative experience in a medical, hospital or administrative office environment using electronic office equipment and professional software.

Substitution for Education, Training or Experience: Additional education (college, vocational school, etc) in business education or a medically related field may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Starting Salary: $8.40 – $10.28/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 9

Applications may be obtained at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, KY or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business (4pm) Wednesday December 21, 2011 to the Martin 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.

Flu Shot Charge Correction

September 7th, 2011

Correction to Cost of Flu Shot

September 7 , 2010, Inez, Kentucky – The Martin County Health Department mistakenly quoted the incorrect cost for a flu shot in an earlier release. The cost of a flu shot at the Martin County Health Department during this flu season will be $18.

Flu shots are being offered daily from 8am to 4pm at the Martin County Health Department Clinic at 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots cost $18. Medicaid, Medicare B, Humana (KY state employee only), UMWA Caremark, cash and check are accepted.

Flu Shots Available Wednesday at Health Department

September 2nd, 2011

Flu Shots Available Wednesday at Health Department

September 2, 2010, Inez, Kentucky – The Martin County Health Department will begin offering flu shots on Wednesday September 7 at 8 a.m., at the Martin County Health Department Clinic at 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots cost $15. Medicaid, Medicare B, Humana (KY state employee only), UMWA Caremark, cash and check are accepted.

Job Opening For Clinic Nurse

August 24th, 2011

JOB OPENING

MARTIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

LOCAL HEALTH NURSE II

The Martin County Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Local Health Nurse II.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Nurse Supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform work with increasing independence and may assume minimal mentoring of LHN I nurses. Provide nursing care and assessment to the client consistent with the Public Health Practice Reference (PHPR), Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Develop and implement a plan of care based upon identified health risks. Document services provided to the client. Stay updated with policies, procedures and licensing laws. Maintain confidentiality and privacy according to guidelines. Understand the team process and apply problem solving strategies to accomplish job tasks. Participate in specialized or program specific clinics. Participate in employee orientation and training. Develop and conduct educational counseling and teaching activities for individual clients and families. May serve as a coordinator of a specific program.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state and 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.

Starting Salary: $14.78 – $18.61/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 18

If there are no qualified applicants for the Local Health Nurse II classification, the position may be filled from a Local Health Nurse I register.

Local Health Nurse I- General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Nurse 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 PHPR 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.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041 and approval to practice as Registered Nurse Applicant (RNA).

Starting Salary: $14.07 – $17.56/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 15

Applications may be obtained at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, KY or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business September 9,2011 to Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, P.O. Box 346, Inez, KY 41224 to be given full consideration. Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Applications will be accepted after the closing date for I and II levels however will only be given consideration for future openings as they occur.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Celebrate Recovery

August 4th, 2011

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Save the Date: 6th Annual Walk Away From Colon Cancer & 5K Run

August 1st, 2011

6th Annual Walk Away From Colon Cancer & 5K Run

Extreme Heat Precautions

July 20th, 2011

 

July 20, 2011, Inez, KY — The Martin County Health Department is urging the public to take the following precautions to avoid injury and illness during this period of extreme heat:

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Increase your daily fluid intake regardless of your activity level. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. This is especially true for people age 65 or older who often have a decreased ability to respond to external temperature changes. In addition, avoid drinking beverages containing alcohol because they will actually cause you to lose more fluid.
  • Wear proper clothing and sunscreen. Choose lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. In the hot sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat that will provide shade and keep the head cool. Sunscreen should be SPF 15 or greater and applied 30 minutes before going out into the sun.
  • Stay cool indoors. The best way to stay cool is in an air-conditioned area. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider visiting a mall or public library. Check with local authorities for local cooling stations that may be available in your area.
  • Don’t leave children or pets inside a vehicle. Lock all unattended vehicles so children can’t enter them. Immediately dial 911 if you see an unattended child in a car.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully. If you must be out in the heat, plan your activities so that you are outdoors either before noon or in the evening. Rest periodically so your body’s thermostat will have a chance to recover.
  • Use a buddy system. When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness.
  • Monitor those at high risk. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to 4 years of age, people 65 years of age or older, those who are ill or on certain medications for blood pressure or diuretics, overweight individuals and those who overexert during work or exercise.

Signs of heat-related illnesses include a very high body temperature (above 103°F); red, hot and dry skin (no sweating); rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; muscle cramps; tiredness and unconsciousness. If someone starts to experience these symptoms, seek medical help immediately and move them to a shady spot. If outdoors, begin cooling them using whatever methods are available. Monitor body temperature, and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102°F.

Reduce Standing Water After Spring Rains to Help Avoid Mosquito Bites

May 12th, 2011

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2011) –The recent rains and flooding in many areas of the state may lead to an increased numbers of mosquitoes, common insects that breed in and around areas of standing water. Kentuckians should take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds to avoid mosquito bites, which can cause illnesses such as West Nile Virus (WNV).

“We tend to think of mosquitoes as a nuisance in the summer, but they can be a serious health threat and are known to carry disease,” said Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) Commissioner William Hacker, M.D. “Some mosquitoes carry diseases, which can be extremely debilitating and even deadly in some cases. Young children and the elderly are at higher risk for serious illness.”

DPH urges residents to maintain prevention efforts not only during times of flooding, but also throughout the summer until a hard freeze occurs:

— Survey property for areas of standing water, and eliminate mosquito breeding areas by removing it as it accumulates. Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the containers for more than two days.

— Be aware that mosquitoes are most active at dawn, dusk and early evening, and stay inside if possible.

— Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants outdoors.

— Spray exposed areas of skin and clothing with repellents containing permethrin, DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), picardin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. (For more information on insect repellants visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/RepellentUpdates.htm.)

— Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.

— Report swimming pools that are neglected and in a state of disrepair.

Dogs and cats also are susceptible to diseases, such as WNV and other illnesses spread by mosquitoes, so pet owners should use a veterinarian-recommended mosquito and tick repellent. Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.  

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) sprays for mosquitoes at the request of local governments and health departments. A KDA county spraying schedule and more information about the program are on the Department’s website www.kyagr.com.

Preschoolers spend 32 hours a week

April 22nd, 2011

On average, preschoolers spend 32 hours a week in front of screens. Celebrate @ScreenFreeWeek April 18-24! www.screenfree.org

Kids spend more time watching TV than sleeping

April 21st, 2011

Kids 8-18 spend more time in front of screens than in any activity but sleeping. Celebrate @ScreenFreeWeek April 18-24! www.screenfree.org