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To assist in your search for CHES and/or MCHES, NCHEC will post job announcements on the Web site free of charge . The only requirement is that the description must indicate that a CHES and/or MCHES is preferred or required . Employment listings are accepted by email at nchec@nchec.org or by fax 800-813-0727.

Employers: Please allow three to five business days for job announcements to be posted. The job postings will remain on the NCHEC Web site for 90 days unless requested to take down.

Required formatting for Job Announcement Submissions: Job announcements must be submitted in a Word document with only text and minimal formatting. Please keep job announcements around 400 words and include job title, job location, job description and company name. A CHES/MCHES is specifically trained to:

  • Assess Needs, Assets, and Capacity for Health Education
  • Plan Health Education
  • Implement Health Education
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
  • Administer and Manage Health Education
  • Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
  • Communicate and Advoate for Health and Health Education

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Company: Army Wellness Center-Camp Zama
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Camp Zama, Japan

Army Wellness Center- Camp Zama, Japan is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

6-18-14

 

ALABAMA

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ALASKA

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Wainwright
Job Title: Health Educator Position Announcement
Job Location: Fort Wainwright, AK

Army Wellness Center- Fort Wainwright is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

6-18-14

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ARIZONA

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ARKANSAS

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CALIFORNIA

Company: The County of San Bernardino
Job Title: Health Education Specialist II
Job Location: San Bernardino, CA

The County of San Bernardino is recruiting for Health Education Specialists II who function as lead workers with responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and education programs. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: ensuring appropriate concepts, principles, methods, and materials of health education are applied to practice; acting as a technical expert in assigned program subject matter; planning effective health education programs after conducting assessments of the community needs; and developing a logical scope of work with measurable objectives, which includes coordinating implementation activities in partnership with diverse community and agency stakeholders and evaluating the impact of education strategies. Current vacancies exist in the Department of Public Health and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (Family Health Centers and Emergency Department/Injury Prevention departments). The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.

Salary: $44,844.80 - $61,568.00 Annually

Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must qualify under either Option A or Option B:
Option A- Education and Experience
Education: Designation as a Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) –OR- a Master’s degree in Community/Public Health Education with an emphasis on Health Education, or a closely related field. A legible copy of the certificate or degree must be attached to the application.
AND
Experience: One (1) year of experience in a public health department/health services provider organization/healthcare organization or community based health organization with responsibility for ALL of the following: planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs, conducting community/healthcare organization activities, promoting health services, and developing instructional materials.
-OR-
Option B- Education and Experience
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Community/Public Health education.
AND
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience as stated in Option A.

For more details, please review the announcement at www.sbcounty.gov/hr. Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP – open until 8/29/14 at 5 PM.
(909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA

8-18-14

 

Company: Regal Medical Group/Lakeside Community Healthcare
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Orange County, CA

Job Summary:
The Health Educator (South, Orange) is responsible for developing and conducting a robust calendar of activities to promote: the adaption of healthy behaviors, the appropriate use of the health care system and RAL providers.

Job Responsibilities:
• Designs and executes market/population specific and culturally sensitive health education activities including community–based classes, health and resource fairs, screenings, and demonstrations, etc.
• Collaborates with community agencies to coordinate, advise and advance health education programs that promote RAL providers.
• Provides monthly schedule of classes and activities to Director, three months ahead on the 1st of each month for inclusion on mailings and flyers.
• Develops and disseminates curricula and materials that encourage health decisions and promote the organization.
• Identifies opportunities and develop processes for integrating health education into other organizational areas – Quality, beneficiary engagement, case/disease management, marketing, etc.
• Defines, develops, and implements measures for evaluating interventions/health education activities.
• Synthesizes data and prepares monthly activity report for supervisor.
• Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Behavioral Responsibilities:
• Listens and communicates effectively with empathy and courtesy with beneficiaries/members, volunteers and other community members as well as co-workers and external contacts.
• Demonstrates clarity and accuracy in written communications.
• Assumes responsibility for the accomplishment of department goals and objectives;
• Adheres to established work schedules and practices effective time management.


Physical Demands/Working Environment:
• Must be in good health.
• Must be physically mobile and able to communicate verbally and electronically.
• Must be physically able to work with personal computer (and mouse) multiple hours daily.
• Weekly travel within service area.

Qualifications/Experience:
• Masters degree in health education/promotion or related field from accredited institution.
• Certificate of Health Education Specialist (CHES) required.
• Bi-lingual (Vietnamese or Chinese) required.
• Three to five years prior experience in community or healthcare setting.
• Experience developing and implementing health education strategies specifically for older adults and underserved populations.
• Computer proficiency in use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet.
• Must have California driver’s license, use own vehicle for business related travel and be responsible for all liability on vehicle.

If interested e-mail cover letter and resume to ABeremesh@RegalMed.com

7-7-14

Company: Regal Medical Group/Lakeside Community Healthcare
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: San Bernardino County, CA

Job Summary:

The Health Educator (South, San Bernardino) is responsible for developing and conducting a robust calendar of activities to promote: the adaption of healthy behaviors, the appropriate use of the health care system and RAL providers.

Job Responsibilities:
• Designs and executes market/population specific and culturally sensitive health education activities including community–based classes, health and resource fairs, screenings, and demonstrations, etc.
• Collaborates with community agencies to coordinate, advise and advance health education programs that promote RAL providers.
• Provides monthly schedule of classes and activities to Director, three months ahead on the 1st of each month for inclusion on mailings and flyers.
• Develops and disseminates curricula and materials that encourage health decisions and promote the organization.
• Identifies opportunities and develop processes for integrating health education into other organizational areas – Quality, beneficiary engagement, case/disease management, marketing, etc.
• Defines, develops, and implements measures for evaluating interventions/health education activities.
• Synthesizes data and prepares monthly activity report for supervisor.
• Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Behavioral Responsibilities:
• Listens and communicates effectively with empathy and  courtesy with beneficiaries/members, volunteers and other community members as well as co-workers and external contacts.
• Demonstrates clarity and accuracy in written communications.
• Assumes responsibility for the accomplishment of department goals and objectives;
• Adheres to established work schedules and practices effective time management.


Physical Demands/Working Environment:
• Must be in good health.
• Must be physically mobile and able to communicate verbally and electronically.
• Must be physically able to work with personal computer (and mouse) multiple hours daily.
• Weekly travel within service area.

Qualifications/Experience:
• Masters degree in health education/promotion or related field from accredited institution.
• Certificate of Health Education Specialist (CHES) required.
• Bi-lingual (Spanish) required.
• Three to five years prior experience in community or healthcare setting.
• Experience developing and implementing health education strategies specifically for older adults and underserved populations.
• Computer proficiency in use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet.
• Must have California driver’s license, use own vehicle for business related travel and be responsible for all liability on vehicle.

If interested e-mail cover letter and resume to ABeremesh@RegalMed.com

7-7-14

 

Company: UCLA Pediatric Medical Home Program
Job Title: Health Transitions Coach
Job Locations: Los Angeles County, CA

The Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA is designated to provide care to our pediatric patients with special health needs that is accessible, family centered, coordinated, compassionate and delivered in a culturally effective manner.  Our program, established in 2003, is based at the Pediatric Resident Continuity Clinic at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.  Patients enrolled in the program receive their primary care and majority of specialty care at UCLA.  For more information, please visit us online at http://www.uclahealth.org/body_mattel.cfm?id=1434

Job Summary:
The Health Transitions Coach will function as a facilitator of care continuity across care settings, coaching the parent to play an active and informed role in care plan execution. The Coach first interacts with parents in the hospital to ensure a smooth transition home. The Coach focuses on skill transfer beginning prior to discharge and during home visit and telephone calls throughout a 30-day relationship after any hospital discharge for patients in this arm of the study. In this role as patient empowerment facilitator, the Coach provides practice and guidance to the patient/caregiver for effective care transitions, improved self-management skills and enhanced patient-practitioner communication.
This is currently a contract position estimated to last 1-2 years.  The Coach will be sent to the University of Colorado to attend an intensive 2-day transitions coach training and participate in their year-long development and support program for transitions coaches across the U.S.

Skills and Abilities:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Self-motivated and creative.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and other applications.
• Proficiency writing/speaking Spanish is required.
• Ability to manage priorities and report simultaneously to more than one supervisor.
• Knowledge of Care Transitions Intervention model is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to sit, stoop, reach, lift (up to 20lbs), bend, etc, and hand and wrist dexterity to utilize computer.
• May be required to travel to outreach sites and special functions.

Environmental Conditions Critical to Performance:
• Works between office setting, clinics, hospitals or patient homes as the need arises.
• Will have some exposure to outside environment while driving.

Education and Experience:
• BA or BS is preferred.
• Experience with motivational interviewing, training in transition of care in a hospital or health care setting and experience conducting home visits with diverse populations is preferred.
• Experience working with pediatric patients and their caregivers is preferred. 
• Desired licensures and advanced degrees include RN, LVN, LCSW, MSW, OT, PT, CMA.
• Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) highly preferred.

For more information, or to apply online, please go to http://www.uclahealthcareers.org/all-jobs/Health-Transitions-Coach/H72117

6-16-14



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COLORADO

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Carson
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Fort Carson, CO

Army Wellness Center- Fort Carson, CO is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

6-18-14

 

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CONNECTICUT

 

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DELAWARE

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Company: Unity Health Care, Inc.
Job Title: Student Based Health Center Family Planning Education Coordinator
Job Location: Washington, DC (Ballou Student Health Center)

The SBHC Family Planning Education Coordinator will assist with the delivery and implementation of family planning and reproductive health education and related services.  Work will include, but is not limited to, developing and facilitating family planning education workshops across Unity Health Care, Inc. (Unity) SBHCs and community health centers; providing one-on-one family planning/reproductive health education  and counseling for patients; and conducting outreach activities and care coordination to promote optimal patient access to care.  In addition, s/he will collaborate with the Family Planning Nurse Manager, Family Planning Coordinator, Unity SBHC staff,  Unity Grants Management Department, community health center staff as assigned, and external organizations as necessary to promote the delivery of family planning and preventive reproductive health education and related services to Unity patients.
 
Essential Functions:
• Coordinates and facilitates adolescent family planning and reproductive health education workshops.
• Conducts one-on-one family planning/reproductive health education and counseling with patients and workshop participants.
• Conducts outreach activities and care coordination care in tandem with SBHC staff and/or members of the Family Planning Team to promote optimal patient access to care.
• Documents patient information in electronic medical records per policy and standards.  Maintains and reports accurate and up-to-date records in a timely manner.
• Maintains additional databases (e.g. the Pregnancy Prevention Database) as assigned.
• Reports workshop participant data as required for internal quality improvement activities and/or Grants Management requirements.
• Develops and provides input on budgets, workshops and monitors monthly expenses in communication with Grants Management and Finance departments.
• Develops and maintains family planning and reproductive health education materials and resources for SBHCs in partnership with the Family Planning Team.
• Assists with training and staff development regarding family planning and reproductive health education and services.
• Provides technical assistance to case managers in developing, coordinating and facilitating family planning and reproductive health education.
• Maintains the School-based Screening Program (SBSP) schedule for the school year and assists with in-school treatment days as needed
• Serves as an outreach liaison to students, teachers, parents and the larger community with regard to family planning and reproductive health education activities and services available at the SBHCs and Unity Health Care. This may include but is not limited to attending health fairs, parent-teacher conferences, back-to-school nights, health education workshops for parents and school staff meetings as assigned.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required; MPH degree preferred.

Knowledge & Experience Required by the Position:
• Highly motivated, independent worker who is interested in learning about the operation of a school-based health center and doing hands-on outreach work with the patient population at the center.
• Experience working with adolescents or desire to work with adolescents.

8-26-14

 

Company: WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
Job Title: Senior Associate, Public & Patient Programs
Job Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Public & Patient Programs works directly with the Vice President of Public & Patient Programs (VP PPP) on all deliverables related to corporate partner programs and National Hospital Alliance membership activation, and is accountable for assisting with tracking, measuring and reporting milestones in these areas.

Key Responsibilities:

Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising:
• Assist the VP PPP with development and implementation of corporate partner programs – patient education, communications, marketing, support services.
• Work with VP PPP and Development team to provide required internal programmatic support and coordination for corporate promotions/programs.
• With VP PPP and Development team contribute to corporate partner proposals.

Corporate Partner Deliverables:
• Assist in execution of all corporate partner program deliverables, including webinars, print pieces, communications campaigns, educational modules, communications efforts to support congressional briefings and other special events, focus groups, market research, etc.
• Manage deliverables tracking sheet and ensure that all deadlines and final reports are monitored on an ongoing basis.
• Work with development manager on deliverable budgets and related financial reporting for grants.

National Hospital Alliance:
• Support VP PPP in activation of National Hospital Alliance memberships, including updating of the member toolkit, fulfilling materials orders, managing logistics around NHA member participating in WomenHeart activities, and providing technology support for quarterly webinars.
• Assist in providing ongoing technical support of National Hospital Alliance members.
• Assist in marketing and recruitment efforts for Science & Leadership Symposium.
• Assist in development and implementation of monthly Partner Page newsletter and other ongoing communications to National Hospital Alliance members.
• Assist in implementation of all NHA membership deliverables.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
• 2-4 years in a corporate or not-for-profit environment with increasing program/education. responsibility and a proven track record of success.
• Experience with project management.
• An undergraduate degree in a discipline that complements the skills and professional. expertise utilized in an educational and programmatic environment.
• Outstanding verbal and written skills.
• Mature and responsible with ability to work independently, complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
• Very detail oriented and ability to juggle numerous activities at the same time.
• Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work collaboratively in teams across the organization.
• Intermediate to Advanced competency in the use of the Microsoft suite of software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• CHES is preferred.

Contact: Interested parties please share a resume and compensation:

Louise Coffelt - lscrecruiting@bellsouth.net

7-22-14

 

Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
Job Title: Senior Public Health Educator/Health Educations Specialist
Job Location: Washington DC Metro Area

Health Education Specialist to Support Improvements in Military Health Care
Booz Allen Hamilton is currently hiring for a unique opportunity for experienced health educators to support improving care to active duty service members, veterans and their families. Candidates would join a Booz Allen team supporting military health leaders, researchers and clinicians in the identification, translation and dissemination of best-in-class care across the Military Health System, with a special focus on clinical practices related to serving patients with psychological health issues and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). 
 
Minimum Requirements:
• Masters-level Public Health Educator
• Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES)
• At least 3 years’ experience of working in the Military Health System

Please note that due to government directives, candidates must meet all three of the criteria listed above.
 
This opportunity will allow a self-starter to thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging and collaborative environment. As a thought leader in the field, the candidate will have the autonomy to customize courses of action for care improvement and enhancement.

Contact
For more information on this position, please contact David Goldberger at goldberger_david@bah.com

6-4-14 

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FLORIDA

Company: GatorWell Health Promotion Services at the University of Florida
Job Title: Health Promotion Specialist
Job Location: Gainesville, Florida 

GatorWell Health Promotion Services at the University of Florida is seeking a Health Promotion Specialist for a full-time, 12-month position in Gainesville, Florida.  The Health Promotion Specialist reports to the Director of GatorWell.  The incumbent will be responsible for applying health promotion and behavior change theories and the socio-ecological framework to the prevention of alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues within the university’s student population. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of health promotion programs and initiatives focused on alcohol and other drug prevention.

The incumbent will also be involved in advocating for environmental and policy change activities and strategies in collaboration with key stakeholders on and off campus.  The incumbent will use the American College Health Association's Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, the Healthy Campus 2020 objectives, and UF student health needs assessment data (and/or other college health status surveys) to guide decisions and priorities. 

In addition to coordinating the AOD prevention program, the incumbent will play an integral role on the department’s assessment team and will assist in the development, implementation, and analysis of periodic needs assessments and evaluations on a variety of health topics.  

Minimum requirements:
Master's degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, or health education or a bachelor’s degree in one of these areas and two years of related health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education environment.  Degrees in other health-related fields may be considered with evidence of sufficient university-level coursework and/or professional continuing education.

Preferred qualifications:
• Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.)
• Desire and ability to lead high-risk drinking and other drug prevention initiatives
• Demonstrated skills and training in assessment (quantitative and qualitative research, research design, survey development, focus group design and facilitation, data analysis and interpretation, and program evaluation)
• Proficient in SPSS or SAS statistical software packages
• Demonstrated skills and training in social marketing and health communication strategies
• Demonstrated knowledge and skill using environmental management strategies/
socio-ecological model
• Demonstrated experience with policy development and implementation and coalition work.
• Knowledge and experience with interpersonal violence prevention issues
• Excellent public speaking, and oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings and small group discussion/facilitation
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment
• Ability to think critically and solve problems

Salary is negotiable based on education and experience. 
To apply for this position, please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu and search for Requisition #
For questions, please contact:
Maureen Miller, Ed.D., MPH, CHES
Director, GatorWell Health Promotion Services 
emm@ufl.edu

 7-31-14

Company: Incepture
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Miami, Broward and WPB areas, Florida

Job Description:
• Provide onsite presentations for Company’s employer groups and the community on a wide variety of health and wellness topics such as weight, stress, nutrition, physical activity and general behavior change.
• Facilitate ongoing multi-session wellness programs for Company’s employer groups and the community  targeting weight management, physical activity, nutrition and other health topics

Primary Technical / Business Requirements:
• Bachelors’ degree in health promotion or related field.
• 5 or more years’ experience in health education.
• At least one certification from a national health-related organization such as Wellcoaches®, Intrinsic Coaching, CHES, ACSM or another similar organization.
• Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills as evidenced by video recording of a recent presentation or short live presentation at time of interview.
• Proven basic knowledge of core wellness topics such as physical activity, nutrition, weight and stress.
• Ability to use Microsoft Word and Power Point.
• Valid Florida driver’s license with personal vehicle available for travel Experience in the health care industry.
• Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Secondary Technical / Business Requirements (Desired):
• Experience in the health care industry
• More than one certification from a national health-related organization such as Wellcoaches®, Intrinsic Coaching, CHES, ACSM or other similar organizations

Additional Comments:
Training for all presentations and programs will be provided by the Company at no charge to the contractor
Contractor will be asked to attend trainings in various formats – in-person, by telephone and online
Travel is considerable but variable in this position. Contractors may be asked to drive as far as 2.5 hours and/or 175 miles from their home, depending on their location in the region. However, most programs and presentations are run during normal business hours (8:30 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) and many occur during the lunch hour, so early mornings and late nights will be minimal. Generally, no overnights will be required with the exception of occasional in-person trainings which might require an overnight.
Guarantee of minimum number of hours is not determined at this time.
The contractor’s main point of contact on a daily basis for scheduling and other administrative issues will be the regional health educator. Communication will be primarily via telephone and email.
If they are interested, contact Beth.Finkle@floridablue.com
For more information visit: http://www.incepture.com/

7-2-14

Company: WellSystems
Job Title: Health Coach(1)
Job Location: Brandon, FL

Job description- Full time: 40 hours per week
WellSystems is offering a great opportunity for an experienced full-time health coach. The coach will work out of our Brandon, FL office. Using motivational interviewing the coach will engage members in a telephonic health coaching session based on their risk level as defined through a health risk assessment and/or biometric screening. The coach will lead the member to address their gap in wellness, refer to relevant programs, and focus on intervention in weight management and pre-conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and pre-diabetes.

Responsibilities:
• Conducting telephonic health coaching sessions and maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude when engaging members.
• Managing case load and documenting member interactions in client management system while working to ensure confidentiality of personal health information.
• Reviewing biometric screening and health risk assessment results with members to identify areas for change.
• Working independently as well as collaboratively within a team to provide positive outcomes for members and the organization. 
• Becoming proficient in all organizational program offerings and referring to appropriate programs to ensure member is receiving best quality of care.
• Guiding members through weight management program focusing on behavior modification, goal setting and accountability.
• Other duties as assigned

Required:
• Master’s Degree in health promotion or health related field
• Certified Health/Wellness coach (Wellcoaches, International Coach Federation or Intrinsic Coaching certification preferred)
• Experience with motivational interviewing
• Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both written and oral communication
• At least three years of relevant experience.

Preferred:
• Certified Health Education Specialist CHES/MCHES
• Degree in nutrition, exercise science or nursing
• Experience in hypertension, hyperlipidemia and pre-diabetes management
• Experience in weight management program delivery and/or coaching
 
Send resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wellsystems.com
6-4-14

Company: WellSystems
Job Title: Health Coach(2)
Job Location: Brandon, FL

Job description- Full time: 40 hours per week
WellSystems is offering a great opportunity for a full-time health coach. The coach will work out of the Brandon, FL office. Using motivational interviewing, the coach will engage members in a telephonic health coaching session based on their risk level as defined through a health risk assessment and/or biometric screening. The coach will lead the member to address their gap in wellness, refer them to relevant programs and behavioral trackers as well as together set goals for lifestyle improvement.

Responsibilities:
• Conducting telephonic health coaching sessions and maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude when engaging members.
• Managing case load and documenting member interactions in the client management system while working to ensure confidentiality of personal health information.
• Reviewing biometric screening and health risk assessment results with members to identify areas for change.
• Working independently as well as collaboratively within a team to provide positive outcomes for members and the organization. 
• Becoming proficient in all organizational program offerings and referring to appropriate programs to ensure member is receiving best quality of care.
• Other duties as assigned

Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in health promotion or health related field
• Certified Health/Wellness coach (Wellcoaches, International Coach Federation or Intrinsic Coaching certification preferred)
• Experience with motivational interviewing
• Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both written and oral communication
• At least one year of relevant experience.

Preferred:
• Certified Health Education Specialist CHES/MCHES
• Knowledge of care management strategies for conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and pre-diabetes.

Send resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wellsystems.com

6-4-14

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GEORGIA

Company: University of Georgia
Job Title:  Health Educator/Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator
Job Location:  Athens, Georgia


This position is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive alcohol and other drug prevention program, using evidence based practices. This position utilizes a public health approach to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and prevention strategies that address priority health issues in the UGA student population. This person will serve as a liaison to Athletics, Residence Life and Greek organizations.  

Minimum Qualifications: 
Master’s degree required from an accredited college or university.  Degree in health education, public health, counseling, higher education or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Two years of AOD experience, counseling or related field. 
• Experience with BASICS model, and training in motivational interviewing. 
• CHES and/or MCHES preferred.

Full-time, 12-month position.  Full benefits eligible.

Posting number: 20141093

A full description can be found on the UGA HR job posting website under the posting number or the title of Health Educator.

7-31-14

 

 

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KANSAS

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Riley
Job Title: Health Educator Position
Job Location: Fort Riley, KS

Army Wellness Center- Fort Riley, KS is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

6-18-14

 

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KENTUCKY

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Knox
Job Location: Fort Knox, KY
Job Title: Health Educator

Army Wellness Center- Fort Knox, KY is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

6-18-14

 

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LOUISIANA

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Polk
Job Title: Project Lead
Job Location: Fort Polk, LA

Position Responsibilities: The Project Lead provides oversight for a comprehensive health promotion and wellness initiative that focuses on the delivery of a defined set of primary prevention programs and services.  Serves as Project Lead to Health Educators and Health Technicians through development of core competencies and lifestyle coaching.  Responsible for ensuring program methodology is applied and data integrity maintained from entry to output.  Leads a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  Project Lead will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc). The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Must have experience in leading a project or initiative that provided progressive levels of responsibility to subordinate members
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $5730.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Skills and/or experience necessary to market program services to local military community including senior leadership
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

8-22-14

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MISSOURI

Company: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Job Title: Health Educator (Counseling Health/Welfare/Wellness)
Job Location: Rolla, MO

Basic Function and Responsibility:

This position leads, coordinates, sustains, and markets campus-wide health education to create an environment that enhances student wellness, success, and personal development.  The position is strongly outreach focused and will require health education/promotion/public health skills and comfort dealing with larger group/populations, rather than individuals. This is a full time position.

Characteristic Duties:
• Assesses needs and plans, develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates prioritized theory-based and evidence-informed prevention and health education to empower students to reduce unhealthy behaviors and increase overall wellness
• Collaborates with key stakeholders on and off campus to advance a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to student wellness.
• Serves as a campus resource on prevention-related topics.
• Assists in developing strategic plans, managing budgets, and writing reports.
• Assists in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating paid staff and/or volunteers.
• Plans and implements marketing, social marketing, and social media activities

Minimum Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in a related field is necessary.
• A minimum of two years of experience in health education or closely related field is necessary.
• CHES or MCHES Preferred
• Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, or health education. Closely related fields such as counseling, higher education administration, or social work would be considered if applicants have health education/public health experience.
• A minimum of two years in related health promotion work, preferable in higher education


If interested visit:  http://hraadi.mst.edu/hr/employment/applicationinstructions/
Position # 00061632
Application Deadline: September 2, 2014

8-7-14

 

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NEW JERSEY

Company: Burlington County Health Department
Job Title: Director of Health Education
Job Location: Burlington County, NJ

The Burlington County Health Department is currently accepting applications for the Director of Health Education.

Job Summary:
The Director of Health Education manages a public health education program involving the assessment of individual and community health education needs, implementing and evaluating health education programs, and coordinating the provision of health education services. The director also manages a staff of two personnel.  This position is our first point of contact to the county public information office when devising press releases and media talking points for public health events. In addition, this position is responsible for the revision and upkeep of the health department website. This individual also serves as our health educator/risk communicator designee for public health preparedness. 

Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate has a Masters’ degree in Health Education, Public Health, Community Health Education or Nursing with three years of experience in identifying and assessing community health education needs, and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programs. 

Requirements:
• CHES or MCHES certification required.
• Individuals must already reside in or relocate to Burlington County within one year of employment.

More information can be found at http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/00472.htm.
Please send resume to HFunkhouser@co.burlington.nj.us or fax to 609 265-3152. 

8-19-14

 

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NEW YORK

Company: Montefiore Medical Center
Job Title: Bi-Lingual Health Educator, Montefiore Medical Group
Job Location: Bronx, NY
 
Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is one of the largest and most prestigious academic medical centers in the nation. Our associates are driven by a passion to serve and a desire to provide excellent care. Our modern and technologically advanced facilities throughout the Bronx and Westchester County provide the ideal setting to showcase your skills and talents while supporting your professional development.

Position Description:
The Montefiore Health Education program provides comprehensive health education to prevent and treat chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and obesity, for patients and their families receiving care at Montefiore Medical Group (MMG). The Health Educator is responsible for working with medical teams to implement evidence-based and promising practices on both an individual/family and organizational/community level through outreach and education. S/he will conduct workshops and one-on-one education on all aspects of chronic illness in MMG community health center settings with the purpose of informing health decisions and improving the health of the community.  This position reports to the Program Director of Health Education. 

Responsibilities:
• Health education curriculum and materials development and/or adaptation.
• Strategize on successful engagement techniques for reaching high risk populations.
• Facilitate patient education activities and workshops.
• Assess needs and adjust strategies and content of activities to the age and experience of participants.
• Identify and recommend evidence-based educational strategies for addressing chronic illness.
• Provide training to youth-serving professionals.
• Collaborate with Community Health Workers to achieve common goals and outcomes.
• Collect demographic data and evaluation information from activity participants.
• Submit reports on activities
• Perform other educational and experience-related duties as requested.

Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's Degree is required; Master’s preferred in Health Education, Public Health, Health Sciences preferred.    Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.  Must take and pass the CHES exam within 6months of probationary period. 
• Experience a plus
• Knowledge of chronic illness and vulnerable populations.
• Knowledge of training techniques in health education and behavior modification.
• Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Bilingual English/Spanish required 
• Able to use Word, Excel, and Power Point

To apply for this position, visit our website at www.montefiore.org and send your resume to Melinda Marquez, Program Director, Health Education at mmarquez@montefiore.org

8-13-14

 

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NORTH CAROLINA

Company: Appalachian State University Student Health Service
Job Title: Student Wellness Programs Education Outreach Coordinator
Job Location: Boone, NC

Primary Purpose of Job: The Wellness Programs Education Outreach Coordinator provides leadership for evidence-based health educational initiatives for the Appalachian State University student community. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and evaluating programs related to the leading health indicators as described in Healthy Campus 2020 with emphasis on prevention and lifelong learning (ref: http://www.acha.org/healthycampus/  , accessed August 2, 2014).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
See http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/1008

Education, Skills, and Experience Requirements:  Master of Public Health, Master degree in Health Education or in Health Psychology (or other related fields). Previous experience in college health including experience managing a comprehensive wellness program, development and presentation of population-specific health topics related to wellness across the lifespan, and experience in collaboration with a diverse and specialized staff. Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) credential, or obtainable within 12 months is preferred.

• Student Health Service   http://healthservices.appstate.edu/
• Wellness Center   http://wellness.appstate.edu/index.php

Application Review Date
A review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to:

Wellness Search Committee
c/o Ms. Alicia Roberts <robrtsaj@appstate.edu>

General Information:  Anticipated starting date is November 2014. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Federal law requires proper documentation of identity and employability prior to final consideration for this position.

Equal opportunity statement: http://edc.appstate.edu/epa-hiring/equal-opportunity-statement

8-26-14

 

 
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OKLAHOMA

 
Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Sill
Job Title: Health Educator Position
Location: Fort Sill, OK

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

7-25-14

 

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VIRGINIA

Company: Optima Health
Job Title: Staff Development Educator
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Job Summary:
Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health education programs, which are based on behavioral objectives with, defined measurable outcomes.  Responsible for providing quality services and programs to meet identified needs of targeted populations of different learning abilities.  Responsible for maintaining knowledge of national preventive health issues and strategies in order to function as a resource for Sentara Healthcare in the areas of preventive health, health maintenance, and health promotion.

Requirements:
Master’s degree in Health Education, nursing or related field required. Minimum of five years’ experience in planning and implementing health education programs required; business or management experience required.
Licensure:  Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian and/or CHES credentials required.
Other:
• Must possess computer keyboard skills with Microsoft Office software; must have knowledge of medical terminology; experience in public speaking, including teaching and presentation skills. 
• Must have knowledge of goal setting and the ability to develop behavioral objectives with measurable outcomes.

For immediate consideration, submit cover letter and resume to dmgaskin@sentara.com or submit an online application at www.optimahealthcareers.com.

7-18-14

Company: Optima Health
Job Title: Program Manager, Health Improvement Programs
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Job Summary:
Responsible for providing oversight, planning, developing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating preventive health initiatives for Health & Prevention/Community Health and Prevention department for employer groups. Includes collaboration with many internal and external partners to improve communication and keep others informed regarding prevention programming by the employer group for their employees. Regular reporting and program design is necessary for this position. Current knowledge of national, regional and local preventive health issues, managed care health improvement strategies and cost benefits are required.

Requirements:
Master’s degree in Health Education, nursing or related field required. Minimum of two years’ experience in planning and implementing health education programs required.
Licensure:
• Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian - must be currently licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of VA. 
• CHES certification required or must obtain within one year of hire date.
For immediate consideration, submit cover letter and resume to dmgaskin@sentara.com or submit an online application at www.optimahealthcareers.com.

7-18-14

Company: Army Wellness Center-Fort Lee
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Fort Lee, VA

Army Wellness Center- Fort Lee, VA is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.

Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

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WASHINGTON

Company: HPM Corporation
Job Title: Health Education Specialist
Location: Richland, Washington

HPM Corporation, a prime contractor for Occupational Medical Services at the Hanford environmental restoration site in Southeastern Washington State, has a need for a Health Education Specialist at the HPMC Occupational Medical Services Clinic in Richland, Washington. 

This position is responsible for the delivery of health education, health interventions, fitness and health training, and health promotion services to employees of Hanford Site contractors to improve health outcomes and decrease risk factors associated with illness, injury and disease.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the minimum educational credentials from an accredited school, college or university and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. 

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Nutrition, Nursing, Exercise Science or related field.
2. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider certification (or eligible).
3. Ability to coordinate, develop and administer multiple programs and projects and promotional materials.
4. Ability to assess individual and worksite needs for health education.
5. Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques to develop training sessions and materials appropriate to assigned programs and audience needs.  Demonstrated facilitation and training skills incorporating an understanding of adult learning principles and methodology.
6. Ability to effectively communicate regarding health, education needs, concerns, and resources with individuals and employers.
7. Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulation, guidelines, policies and procedures that affect essential functions.
8. Ability to teach and work with groups or individuals in a wellness setting and communicate a positive, enthusiastic attitude; requires physical mobility and flexibility to deliver and demonstrate exercise instruction.
9. Demonstrated experience speaking in front of diverse groups and at maintaining a professional demeanor in manner and dress.
10. Knowledge and application of laws and regulations governing health information (i.e. Privacy Act of 1974, HIPAA, etc.).
11. Ability to appropriately maintain private and confidential medical information, document appropriately in a clinical record, and maintain confidentiality in communications with management and others.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

1. Reputable Health Coaching certification such as Wellcoaches, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
2. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification.

 


How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to opportunities@hpmcorporation.com

Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

7-25-14

Company: Army Wellness Center-Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Job Title: Health Educator
Job Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Army Wellness Center- Joint Base Lewis-McChord is interviewing for Full-time Health Educator Fellowship position.


Position Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Army Wellness Center (AWC) Director/Project Lead, the Health Educator works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.  The candidate will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AWC program. 

This position is part of a fellowship program used to give people experience and gain expertise in areas they may not have acquired elsewhere (e.g. Metabolic Testing, VO2 Max testing, Health Education, Behavior Change Theories, etc).  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.  Participants are appointed to facilities through the ORISE program and receive a monthly stipend.  The U.S. Army Public Health Command provides oversight for the AWC program standardization, compliance, and quality assurance. 

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
• Recently completed Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, within five years of the desired start date in Allied Health (i.e., health promotion, health education, nursing, exercise science, etc…)
• CHES/MCHES, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or higher preferred 
• Maintains current AHA BLS certification
• Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Stipend: Monthly stipends starting at $3954.  Stipends may be adjusted based on locality and advanced experience.

Skills/Experience required:
• Ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques 
• Experience in exercise testing using various protocols to measure fitness levels for cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Experience in applying various health behavior strategies necessary to move individuals and groups towards adaptation of long term health habits is necessary to meet demands of the position
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment  
• Ability to assess, develop, and plan individual and group health education programs in accordance with AR 600-63
• Knowledge and skills in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting program outcomes
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities and work in an organized manner; ability to work independently and as a team member; understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AWC
• Performs other duties as assigned

To apply: Go to http://www.orau.org/maryland/, Select “Open Projects”, Search by location or position title

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