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Children’s Services

Well Child Examination

Children of all ages need complete health check-ups on a regular basis to promote better health for their future. With scheduled check-ups, minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Physical, mental or developmental problems can also be found and treated early. Immunizations can be given at routine check-ups to prevent childhood diseases such as chickenpox, mumps, or measles.

Areas of health care that are checked during exams are:

Medical history and physical exam

Hearing (If requested by the school)

Immunization status

Age appropriate health education for parents

Lab testing including blood lead level

Substance abuse

Dental varnish application and required kindergarten oral examinations

Children should get health check-ups regularly at the recommend screening intervals. School physicals are required prior to school entry, which includes Head Start, Preschool, Kindergarten (if one was not done prior to Head Start or Preschool) and prior to entry into the sixth (6th) Grade. School physical and well child exams are available at the Mercer County Health Department.

Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)

Kentucky Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC),

Immunization schedule

Safe Sleep Kentucky

WIC income guidelines

WIC Non-discrimination Clause

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.