Northern Kentucky SNAP Medicaid Direct Service Provider RFP

The NKWIB is seeking proposals for organizations to perform the following two elements of workforce service delivery through the Northern Kentucky Career Center system with 4 locations servicing the 8 counties of Boone Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton. These elements are defined below:

  • Serve as the entity delivering allowable Waiver 1115 Medicaid services as defined by the Cabinet of Health and Family Services and Department of Workforce Services to clients determined eligible through the Department of Community Based Services in all eight counties served by the NKWIB, including coordinating the services of one-stop network partners and business at any full-service career center(s), affiliate career center(s), or other service outlet(s) in those counties.
  • Serve as the entity delivering allowable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) services as defined by the Cabinet of Health and Family Services and Department of Workforce Investment to clients determined eligible through the Department of Community Based Services in all eight counties served by the NKWIB, including coordinating the services of one-stop network partners and business at any full-service career center(s), affiliate career center(s), or other service outlet(s) in those counties.

NKY SNAP Medicaid Direct Service Provider RFP

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Notes from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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Notes from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

KISS: Keep It Simple STAFFING


     Often times, residents express to us that their nursing home would be so much better if there were enough staff. Residents have openly expressed their concerns about the difficulties they have experienced in facilities that struggle with staffing. Often, residents who want to talk about staffing tell me the problem is simple: there are not enough nurses and aides to provide the help that they need. Additionally, Aides are sometimes expected to take on more responsibilities like housekeeping, dietary needs, and restorative therapy. This often limits the time that they can spend individually with residents.

     It is evident that higher levels of staffing lead to better care, however, the federal government does not require nursing homes to have a minimum number of staff on duty. As a result, there are nursing home residents who aren’t getting optimal care due to staffing concerns. Medical issues such as pressure ulcers (bedsores), infections, malnutrition, dehydration and injuries from falls can often times be prevented if a resident is receiving the quality care that they need. This is why sufficient staffing ratios is something critical to consider. There is research supporting sufficient staffing levels.

     Even the best nurses and nurse aides struggle to deliver quality care if there are understaffing issues. Since 2001, we have known that at a minimum a typical resident needs .75 hour with a registered nurse(RN), .55 hours with a licensed professional nurse (LPN), and 2.8 hours with a certified nurse aide (CNA) every day, totaling 4.1 hours of direct resident care per day.  This is the minimum necessary found to prevent unnecessary decline. Staffing requirements are at the discretion of individual states.  Kentucky currently does not require 4.1 hours of direct resident care per day. 

     Data about staff hours is now being collected by the federal government from facility payroll records. In order to provide the public with the relevant information on nursing home staffing rates, the Long-Term Care Community Coalition Nursing Home Information &Data Page has searchable and downloadable files on every licensed nursing home in the country.

     If you or a loved one are experiencing problems with care and services related to staffing issues, please contact the LTC Ombudsman Program via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or at 859-283-8185.

Medicaid Administrator

The NKADD is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill 3 full-time positions of Workforce Specialist – SNAP E&T/Medicaid CE Administrator providing oversight of SNAP E&T/Medicaid CE administrative work.  Responsibilities include:

  • Review of case management documentation for technical accuracy, program knowledge, and compliance
  • Regular audits of documentation through providers as per state and federal regulations
  • Participation in developing and monitoring corrective action plans vis-a-vis documentation and caseloads
  • Some training responsibilities required as well as serving as a resource for case managers regarding compliance and technical knowledge
  • Daily data entry and data system monitoring
  • Other duties include record keeping, appropriate documentation, and meeting programmatic guidelines and time frames

This position also works closely with other Career Center employees on a daily basis.

Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, or related field supplemented with at least one year of case management experience, preferred. A combination of training and experience which meets desired knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position is a well-organized, self-starter that can build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues. Experience with KEE suite is a plus. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of accurate and timely reporting; properly documenting records and maintaining compliance standards; facility in working with various programs/technology; and the ability to collaborate well with partner agencies. Maintaining positive work relationships, as well as a professional demeanor are critical to success in this role.

Starting salary range from $34,000 annually.

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Margaret Bowling
NKADD
22 Spiral Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
fax: 859.283.8178
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Position open until filled. EOE. TDD 711.
http://www.nkadd.org

Social Service Assistant

The NKADD is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Social Service Assistant.

This role is responsible for providing support to the homecare case management division including assisting with caseloads, working with clients to carry out a plan of care, coordinating and monitoring of service provision, and follow-up documentation. This position necessitates the ability to respectfully interact with incoming callers, clients and service providers; multi-task by listening and entering information, as well as complete timely paperwork and documentation. Meeting required deadlines consistently and the ability to deliver excellent customer service is critical in this role.

This position will also be responsible for other program activities as assigned, as well as record keeping, appropriate documentation and meeting programmatic guidelines and time frames. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate high personal integrity, a desire to serve, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills as well as an ability to interact professionally and compassionately through phone work. Excellent benefits and generous retirement plan.

Requirements
Must have a High School diploma as a minimum, with an Associate’s or two-year degree in Social Service field preferred and one to three years of experience working with an older adult population. A combination of experience and education will be considered. Must possess solid organizational skills, as well as the ability to collaborate well with colleagues, clients, and partner agencies. Maintaining positive work relationships and a professional demeanor is critical to success in this role. Understanding and level of comfort using database software necessary.

Starting salary range from $26,000-$28,000.

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Margaret Bowling
NKADD
22 Spiral Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
fax: 859.283.8178
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Position open until filled. EOE. TDD 711.
http://www.nkadd.org

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email info@nkadd.org

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