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  • Kentucky

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Job TitleHealth Education Coordinator Senior/UKHCRequisition NumberRE21114Working TitleCommunity Health Outreach Worker Team Leader – Boyd CountyDepartment NameH5000: CHANDLER - RETAIL PHARMACYWork LocationBoyd CountyGrade Level10Salary Range$46,675-78,499/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired EducationMA

Click here for more information about equivalencies:http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalenciesRequired Related Experience4 yrs

Required License/Registration/CertificationNone

Physical RequirementsThis position will require driving between multiple defined regional areas, Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Programs and Community Based Organizations in Kentucky.

ShiftMonday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (37.5 – 40 hours per week depending on the local health department); some evenings and weekends.

Job SummaryThe Kentucky Finding Cases (KyFC) Project is a KADAP Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) Innovative Pilot Program. KyFC will increase HIV testing by going into rural areas considered out of reach to increase access to care to assure improvement in viral suppression rates among people living with HIV, addressing health inequities to end HIV transmission, and increase PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) awareness and education to providers and people who are most vulnerable for HIV. KyFC will support the uptake of HIV testing to identify early infection and facilitate linkages to care in the eastern, southeastern, and western regions and improve outcomes.

Interventions will be utilized to improve testing and linkage, implemented in diverse venues such as community-based organizations (CBOs), correctional facilities and clinical settings including, emergency departments, primary and urgent care settings. The KyFC team will expand HIV testing to people who use drugs (PWID) by using a culturally responsive approach and will reach many PWID who are not participating fully in HRSEPs.

The KyFC team will conduct targeted outreach (traditional/face-to-face in the community and internet-based/virtual) to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and high-risk negative individuals, with a focus on PWID and their sexual partners regardless of race and ethnicity.

This position will serve as the Community Health Outreach Workers (CHOWs) senior leader for the Kentucky Finding Cases Project (KyFC) for the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) Innovative Pilot Program. This position will be based in Boyd County. The KyFC Project Manager and CHOWs senior leader will collaborate with the KIRP team, including the HRI Medical Director and HRI Strategist to integrate early intervention, outreach, and health education and risk reduction services for persons who are at high-risk for acquiring or transmitting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the Harm Reduction Programs (HRP)/Syringe Exchange Program (SEPs) throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This position is a frontline public health worker who is a dependable and trustworthy member of and/or has a uniquely close understanding of the community served, creates a trusting relationship that allows the CHOWs to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

This position will build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as enhanced community outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. In addition, this position will provide services through the Harm Reduction Programs (HRPs) throughout the state and supports the public health program implemented by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The position is part of the Harm Reduction Initiative and will be funded by the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position will be located in Boyd County Kentucky.This position will serve as the Community Health Outreach Workers (CHOWs) senior leader for the Kentucky Finding Cases Project (KyFC) for the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) Innovative Pilot Program. This position will be based in Boyd County. The KyFC Project Manager and CHOWs senior leader will collaborate with the KIRP team, including the HRI Medical Director and HRI Strategist to integrate early intervention, outreach, and health education and risk reduction services for persons who are at high-risk for acquiring or transmitting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the Harm Reduction Programs (HRP)/Syringe Exchange Program (SEPs) throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This position is a frontline public health worker who is a dependable and trustworthy member of and/or has a uniquely close understanding of the community served, creates a trusting relationship that allows the CHOWs to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. This position will build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as enhanced community outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. In addition, this position will provide services through the Harm Reduction Programs (HRPs) throughout the state and supports the public health program implemented by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

The position is part of the Harm Reduction Initiative and will be funded by the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position will be located in Boyd County Kentucky.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesThe ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience using MS Windows (Word, Excel, Access (or other database experience), Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/ExperienceMaster’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Work, Social Services, Criminal Justice, or Human Development

Deadline to Apply11/20/2019University Community of InclusionThe University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.


Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


- * Describe your experience supervising employees. (Open Ended Question)


- * Describe your experience working with persons with substance abuse disorder. (Open Ended Question)


- * Describe an encounter when you assisted a difficult or disgruntled client. (Open Ended Question)


- * This position requires driving defined service areas within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Are you aware of this requirement?
- Yes
- No


- * This position may require working evenings and weekends. Are you aware of this requirement?
- Yes
- No


- * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
- Yes
- No


- * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience. (Open Ended Question)


- * Where did you first see this position advertised?
- UK Jobs Website
- Employee Referral
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- Job Fair
- "I'm Interested" page on Nurse Recruitment website
- Facebook
- HospitalCareers.com
- InsideHigherEd.com
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- InsightIntoDiversity.com
- Latinosinhighered.com
- Indeed.com
- LinkedIn.com
- Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- None of the Above


Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents

Optional Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter

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