Nurse Researcher

Job description

This position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services building.

The purpose of this contract is to improve the efficiency of the waiver assessment and auditing tools used to administer the program. This position is a registered nurse that provides clinical decisions while completing waiver audits and collect data to ensure research objectives are met. This position understands the waiver regulations and application procedures and applies them while making audit assessments including verifying Medicaid eligibility. This position ensures audits are made in a timely manner according to Medicaid requirements, reviews resolutions to the member issues evaluated for Medicaid Waiver Management Application (MWMA), and provides feedback on the audit reports. This position is directly responsible for conducting an analysis of services within the waivers, conducting root cause analysis of issues within the MWMA, system communication, member and provider calls, and communication from the ombudsman's office and/or legislation.

Job Title
Nurse Researcher

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Work Location
Frankfort, KY

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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Licensed Nurse

Physical Requirements

Extended periods of standing and/or sitting; traveling long distances via car.


Days; Monday - Friday. Some evenings and weekends as required (Exempt/Hourly position; 40 hours/week).


Knowledge of physical and psychological development. Excellent analytical and decision making skills. Ability to communicate effectively and interact with physically disabled and elderly individuals. Ability to travel throughout the state on a regular basis with the ability to travel out-of-state for overnight trips upon occasion.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer experience working with the elderly and physically disabled. Driver's license is highly desired due to extensive travel.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The 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 Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current Kentucky Registered Nurses license or are you eligible to obtain one by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have working with the elderly and/or physically disabled.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/10/2018
    Application Due: 3/26/2018
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