Health Education Coordinator/UKHC

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Posting Details

Job TitleHealth Education Coordinator/UKHCRequisition NumberRE24566Working TitleCommunity Health Outreach WorkerDepartment NameH5001: Pharmacy Services- KIRP Work LocationElizabethtown, KYGrade Level09Salary Range$40,893-66,373/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position will require driving between multiple defined regional areas including community outreach sites, Harm Reduction Syringe Service Programs and Community Based Organizations in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and the associated service area.


Shift is dependent upon HRI/SEP program hours, generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week). Some additional evenings and weekends required.

Job Summary

The 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 and 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, and 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 Worker (CHOW) for the Harm Reduction Initiative (HRI) for the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) Innovative Pilot, Kentucky Finding Cases Project (KyFC). The KyFC Project Manager and Health Education Coordinator 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 Service Program (SSPs) 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 CHOW 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); it is currently funded through November 30, 2023 and will require travel across a defined service region within Elizabethtown, Kentucky and the related service area.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Windows, including the Office applications Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Degree in Health Education, Social Work, Social Services, Criminal Justice, Public Health, or Human Development highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply09/27/2020University 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. * Please describe your experience providing health education counseling.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience working with persons with a substance abuse disorder.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe an encounter when you assisted a difficult or disgruntled client.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please provide any trainings/certifications you have completed in health education or behavioral modification intervention.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * This position requires driving defined service areas within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Are you aware of this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This position may require working evenings and weekends. Are you aware of this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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)

  8. * 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
  9. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/18/2020
    Application Due: 9/28/2020
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