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Paid vacation and sick time

Paid holidays

Health Insurance Medical, Dental, Vision

Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care

Life Insurance

Pension

401k and 457B available

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Janitor/Maintenance Parttime or fulltime

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application fillable and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. 

Fulltime 

Performs janitorial duties that involve cleaning and sanitizing the health department building and its grounds. Work may involve a variety of physical demands. Is responsible for the general maintenance of the health department buildings and grounds; Performs related work as required. Ability to perform related tasks as required.

EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED.

Experience: None

Compensation: 15/hr 37.5hrs per week, M-Th 8-4, Friday 7-3

Benefits: Full Benefits

Health, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick and annual leave.

Location: 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003

 

Parttime

Performs janitorial duties that involve cleaning and sanitizing the health department building and its grounds. Work may involve a variety of physical demands. Is responsible for the general maintenance of the health department buildings and grounds; Performs related work as required. Ability to perform related tasks as required.

EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED.

Experience: None

Compensation: 15/hr 20 hrs per week, 4 hours per day during normal business hours.

No benefits.

Location: 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003

PRN Dental Hygienist

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Download the Application fillable and submit by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org. 

Description

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORK

 

Under close supervision, performs patient-related dental work.
Responsible for providing public health dental services in school locations for PDHD.

Examples of Duties

EXAMPLES OF THE WORK (These statements are intended to be illustrations of the work of this class.)

Cleans patients’ teeth.
Charts patients’ conditions for diagnosis and treatment by the dentist.
Applies medicaments to the teeth and oral tissue, removes sutures, and places sealants on affected area, as directed by the dentist.
Sterilizes instruments by appropriate techniques.
Performs routine maintenance on dental equipment.
Reviews patient health history for completeness and accuracy and records treatment provided.
Provides oral hygiene instructions and uses appropriate techniques to motivate patient to improve and maintain oral health.
Provides dietary counseling and develops individualized oral hygiene program for patient’s home care.
Participates, as necessary, in meetings, seminars and initiatives.
Adheres to standard precautions.
Performs related work as required.

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from an accredited two-year dental hygiene program.
Must obtain CPR certification by the end of the probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment.

License to practice public health dental hygiene in the State of Kentucky within 2mos of hire date.
Must be available to work a varied schedule, PRN.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Responds to patient and PDHD needs via telephone, internet, fax, computer software and in person.

Spends extended periods of time sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching.

Identifies medical/dental record documentation, requests, and/or releases.

Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE), as mandated by OSHA and/or PDHD.

 

PRN; rate of pay is $30.00 per hour.

Dental Community Health Worker

Dental Community Health Worker

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Submit Application fillable by email to kkrolikowski@purchasehealth.org

Dental Community Health Worker

Full-time (1500 hours per year) with benefits, $14 per hour. 60 unpaid days per year that typically align with the school schedule. 37.5 hours a week. May be changed to be a fulltime 1950 hour position.

CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK:

For many people, gaining access to dental care isn’t simply a matter of finding the nearest dentist. Some may face language and cultural issues that keep them from connecting with dental providers. Others may lack insurance coverage, transportation, or childcare that would make it easier for them to visit the dentist.

The Community Dental Health Worker will work in school and local health department settings to help patients navigate the oral health care system.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Work under the Floss and Gloss Program (in-school preventative dental service) supervision
  • Operate within the structure of state dental practice acts
  • Address social, environmental, and health literacy issues
  • Provide effective dental health education
  • Help people develop goals to improve their oral health
  • Coordinate care under Floss and Gloss Program instructions
  • Help patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system
  • Provide appropriate clinical services as needed
  • Monitors the delivery and outcome of services
  • Stay informed of changes to dental insurance and healthcare systems
  • Completes documentation as required (Computer literacy required)
  • Participates in staff community and statewide workgroup meetings
  • Performs related work as required
  • Coordinate and perform community events as directed: Back-to-School events, Oral Health Education events, etc.

KNOWLEDGES SKILLS AND ABILITES:

  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to exercise judgment and sensitivity when investigating the background of patients and determining their needs
  • Ability to maintain confidential materials
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to operate office equipment (e.g., computer software, telephone, interpreter phones, copier, fax, and other electronic communication methods)
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Must be able to work independently on assigned tasks

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or its equivalent (required)
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a Community Health Worker Certificate
  • Previous work experience participating in community outreach, conducting health promotion activities, or assisting patients with navigating the healthcare system, in a community health or social services setting. (preferred)

 

 

 

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