Employment Opportunities

LCDHD accepts applications for employment upon the advertisement of a job vacancy. Vacancies include the job requirements and duties. Application must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by the required deadline date. Nursing positions are an open register and applications are accepted on a continual basis without advertised vacancies.

Health Department employees are governed by the Local Health Merit System Personnel Regulations. Job application must be submitted through the LCDHD Human Resources Office. Eligibility for applicants will be determined by the Local Health Merit System in accordance with state regulations.

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Please note: Application with ORIGINAL SIGNATURE must be submitted to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department at 500 Bourne Avenue in Somerset before the deadline date.

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Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for the following positions and utilized as positions become vacant. All other positions must have an advertised vacancy to accept applications.

Local Health Nurse I

Requires an Associate degree or diploma from an accredited college, university, or school of nursing. Must have met all requirements of KRS 314.041, having received a provisional license and approval to practice as a Registered Nurse Applicant (RNA) or having a current active Kentucky Registered Nurse license. No previous nursing practice experience required, however preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of experience. $14.07/hr



Hiring full time Family Support Worker (Home Visitor) for the McCreary County HANDS Program. Duties include: Conduct regular planned visits for HANDS participants to assist new parents and/or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits. Maintain confidentiality of program information. Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact and provide support to parents during the prenatal period and extending up to, but not inclusive of the child’s second birthday, following parent visit assessment. Home visitations may take place in the client’s home or another community site if justified, that include (a) monitoring of the child’s, mother’s and family’s progress by making referrals to community resources; such as prenatal health services, school, head start, etc.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: High School Diploma or GED and experience in a Social or other health related field such as but not limited to, working with children, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility, school etc., that provides a medical or a community support service. Must be 18 years of age. Must have reliable transportation and valid Drivers License.

Starting Salary: $10.10/hr. With offer of hire, employment conditional, pending criminal information check.

Applications may be obtained at the local health department, or calling 606-678-4761 or online at LCDHD Application. Completed application/transcript (in duplicate) must be returned by 4:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday, March 31, 2016, to LCDHD, 500 Bourne Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501, (606-678-4761). Resume will not substitute for completed application. 

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