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​Health Department Staff

Administrative Staff
Stacy Blacketer

Admin Specialist, MRC Coord
Ext. 139

Cathy Akins

Ext. 135

Susan Murphy

Finance Admin
Ext. 145

Clinic Staff

Liz Blevins

Local Health Nurse
Ext. 122

Janice Hughey

Clinic/Support Services
Ext. 115

Ashley Palmer

Clinic/Support Services
Ext. 112

Shannon Adams-Leighner

Ext. 130

Becky Underwood

Local Health Nurse
Ext. 124

Taylor West

Health Resource Specialist
Ext. 121

Janet Turner

Local Health Nurse
Ext. 118

Kathy Peavler

Resource Specialist
Ext. 147

Environmental Staff

Kevin Gabhart

Ext. 142

Ben White

Ext. 134

Plumbing Inspector

Mark Long

Wednesday 8-9:30 am

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.