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Board of Health

Board of Health Information

The Board of Health has twelve members appointed by the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Those twelve members consist of three physicians, a dentist, a nurse, an engineer, an optometrist, a pharmacist, and a veterinarian. The county judge executive, an appointee of the fiscal court and a community member round out the twelve members. Board members hold a two year appointment.

The Board’s function is to assure the services provided meet the community needs, protect and promote public health and provide oversight and approval of the departments procedures, policies and budgets.

All meetings start at 12:00 pm, noon and are held in the Community Room at the Health Department. Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Friday ​of the last month of the quarter unless otherwise announced.

​Mercer Co. Board of Health Members

Sandra Defoor, RN - Chair

John Crossfield, PE - Vice Chair

Robert Goodman, DMD - Secretary

LeMayne Ellis, DVM

Jeff Klosterman, OD

David P. Leo, Fiscal Court Appointee

Earl Motzer, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, MD

Vance Smith, RPh

Sarah Steele - County Judge Executive

Paul Ragusa, DC

Adele Greenburg

The Mercer County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Nurse I
General Duties include:
This position serves under the direction of the Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting, focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.Health department services are provided to all age populations. A brief description of health department services include adult and child immunizations, well child examinations, family planning exams, WIC services/promotion, dental varnish for children, pandemic response, public health preparedness, basic patient care, harm reduction services and promotion of the health department within the community.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
See special requirements.
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:
$20.30-$25.24/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17
Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME. Create a citizen account and search LHDCOS (search and apply) Completed application must be submitted by November 11, 2022. Transcripts must be provided before the close date if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded.  Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.