Licensed Practical Nurse

Our employees are dedicated to a common goal – providing the highest quality care to our patients.  The Family Health Centers opened its doors in 1976 as part of the national Community Health Center movement dedicated to providing excellent primary and preventive health care to all, regardless of ability to pay.  We serve the working poor, the uninsured, those experiencing homelessness, refugees and immigrants, and anyone seeking affordable, high quality health care.

Job Overview

FHC is currently hiring for Primary Care Nursing positions.  A successful candidate will experience a fast paced work day, a varied clientele and a supportive team environment. Examples of work responsibilities in this position include:   

  • Documents patient history and assesses chief complaints. 
  • Reviews charts and makes entries.
  • Prepares patient and room for appropriate examination procedures. 
  • Assists providers with exams and procedures.
  • Administers medications, injections, immunizations and venipunctures as ordered by physician.
  • Handles all abnormal and normal lab test results according to protocol.
  • Provides individual and group health education instruction and information.
  • Provides appropriate patient care based on age appropriate growth and development principles.
  • Assists in triage, handles patient inquiries, schedules appointments and assesses patient complaints via telephone and recommends appropriate action according to prescribed protocol.
  • Performs nursing assessments and develops health care plans for patients.
  • Performs basic laboratory procedures.
  • Makes referrals to the RN, supervisor, physician, or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for situations requiring further intervention.
  • Cleans, stocks and orders supplies for the examination rooms. 
  • Adheres to universal precautions. 
  • Cleans and wraps instruments for sterilization.

Job Requirements

Possession of a current LPN license issued by the Kentucky Board of Nursing, or possession of a work permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Kentucky by endorsement.


Family Health Centers is a family friendly work environment. Unlike other health care systems, there are no 3rd shifts, Sunday or holiday hours you must work.  FHC also provides rich benefits to our employees; the employee benefit package at FHC is valued at approximately 45% of an employee’s annual salary.  In addition to health insurance, Kentucky State Retirement System, staff receive up to 10 paid sick leave days, 12 days of vacation in their first year and up to 22 days, ten paid holidays and a bonus floating holiday to be used anytime in the year.

Why Work at FHC?


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