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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
Job Title: Health Educator Position Announcement
Job Location:  Vicenza, Italy

The Army Wellness Center is interviewing for Full-time Fellowship position in Vicenza, Italy.

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 participants 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

Monthly Stipend: Approximately $3200.

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.
• 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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Company: Regal Medical Group, INC
Job Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR
JOB LOCATION: NORTHRIDGE, CA

JOB SUMMARY:

The Health Educator (Northridge) 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:
1. Designs and executes market/population specific and culturally sensitive health education activities including community–based classes, health and resource fairs, screenings, and demonstrations, etc.

2. Collaborates with community agencies to coordinate, advise and advance health education programs that promote RAL providers.

3. Provides monthly schedule of classes and activities to Director, three months ahead on the 1st of each month for inclusion on mailings and flyers.

4. Develops and disseminates curricula and materials that encourage health decisions and promote the organization.

5. Identifies opportunities and develop processes for integrating health education into other organizational areas – Quality, beneficiary engagement, case/disease management, marketing, etc.

6. Defines, develops, and implements measures for evaluating interventions/health education activities.

7. Synthesizes data and prepares monthly activity report for supervisor.

8. Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies as required.
9. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
BEHAVIORAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Listens and communicates effectively with empathy and  courtesy with beneficiaries/members, volunteers and other community members as well as co-workers and external contacts.

2. Demonstrates clarity and accuracy in written communications.
 
3. Assumes responsibility for the accomplishment of department goals and objectives;

4. Adheres to established work schedules and practices effective time management.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
1. Must be in good health.
 
2. Must be physically mobile and able to communicate verbally and electronically.
 
3. Must be physically able to work with personal computer (and mouse) multiple hours daily.
 
4. Weekly travel within service area.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

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

Please send resumes to careers@regalmed.com.

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Company: American Academy of Family Physicians
Job Title: Health Education Strategist
Job Location: Leawood, KS

POSITION: Health Education Strategist (Job #49-14)
Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) Division
HOURS: 
Monday-Friday, 37.50 hours per week
Additional hours as necessary
TRAVEL: Approximately 8-10 days per year

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will work to develop and execute a health education and health promotion strategy that focuses on educating family physicians, patients, and the general public. This position will serve as a subject matter expert in health education, which requires expertise in: (1) assessing needs and capabilities for providing health education; (2) planning, implementing, and evaluating health education strategies; (3) financial management; (4) working with internal and external partners; and (5) communicating needs and opportunities for health education strategies. This position will work closely with others in the American Academy of Family Physicians’s Health of the Public and Science Division on topics that include: reducing tobacco use; promoting physical activity and nutrition; reducing the risk of chronic and communicable disease; preparing for emergencies; and promoting health equity.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Master’s degree in public health, health education, health communication or related area, or through equivalent work experience.
• Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
• A minimum of four years related experience.
• Understanding of population-based approaches to health promotion, including addressing social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity.
• High-level project management and grant writing management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to discuss complex concepts intelligently and expertly with physicians, academicians, researchers, and external partners.
• Ability to lead by influence and effectively negotiate barriers to achieve intended outcomes.
• Experience with a membership organization preferred.
• Ability to prepare and deliver presentations in content areas to commissions, senior management, members and external organizations.
• Understanding of healthcare systems, government agencies and working with physicians is necessary.

 
APPLICATION:
To express interest in this position, apply online at https://aafp.silkroad.com
 
Minorities are encouraged to apply
    EEO/AAP
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Company: WSSC
Job Title: Wellness Program Manager
Job Location: Laurel, MD

Vacancy #15-0070
Salary Range:  $53,934 - $91,113

Job Description:

WSSC, the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the nation, is seeking a Wellness Program Manager to join its headquarters in Laurel, MD.  The Wellness Program Manager administers the WSSC MyLife wellness program; responsible for ongoing program review, measuring the program’s success, recommending changes and providing communications regarding the program.

 Assists with design and development of detailed strategic plans for health and wellness programs
 Evaluates aggregate health risk assessment data to determine priorities to be addressed and the type and number of educational programs needed; benchmarks best practices for the program; assembles data and metrics for periodic reports on the effectiveness of the program in improving employee health as well as reducing the Commission’s health care costs
 Designs and implements promotional and motivational wellness initiatives, manages incentives and coordinates wellness activities that include, but are not limited to, health screenings, educational seminars, health education classes, employee incentive programs, contests and monthly newsletters
 Plans and implement s health risk assessments in partnership with vendors and outside wellness contractors
 Acts as liaison with internal partners, management, union president and representatives, outside vendors and community resources to leverage wellness opportunities, build partnerships, and resolve problems and issues
 Ensures compliance with the applicable federal and state laws
 Ensures vendors are administering programs accurately and adhering to contractual obligations, particularly as it pertains to expected service and quality levels; establishes and maintains a productive relationship with vendors to ensure timely completion of scheduled tasks and projects
 Coordinates vendor meetings and regular communication with multiple vendors
 Coordinates key health and wellness initiatives/projects as they are developed (i.e. biometric screenings, fitness classes & memberships, health fairs and other special events, etc);
 Maintains database of wellness vendor information
 Assists with the delivery and coordination of onsite and field locations health and wellness programs for all employees
 Assists with planning, promotion, delivery and evaluation of wellness incentive and reward programs
 Develops and manage annual calendar of events, training, education, programs and supporting communications; coordinates external speakers for health and wellness related presentations and events
 Interprets customer feedback to determine if/how the service might be improved; analyzes statistical information from program results to identify trends and utilization in order to track progress and future programming needs
 Captures data from multiple sources and report on program’s effectiveness in decreasing the Commission’s health care costs
 Performs all tasks and job functions in compliance with regulatory requirements
 Maintains appropriate files and records
 Perform other related duties as required.


Requirements:

 BS degree
 5+ years’ experience in human resources, healthcare, communications or marketing
 3+ years’ experience in wellness program design, implementation and ongoing management of a comprehensive program which includes employee incentives
 Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) or ability to obtain within 24 months of employment
 Experience using program metrics or other data-driven approaches in developing and maintaining specific programs focused on the Commission’s health risks
 Strong leadership, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others at all levels of an organization while working in an environment that includes both union and non-union represented employees
 Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to provide clear direction to others in a variety of mediums with all levels of individuals both within the organization as well as outside vendors
 Ability to work independently, problem solve, and make decisions with limited supervision
 Strong organizational and project management skills
 Knowledge and experience in health coaching and behavior change techniques
 Ability to research and analyze complex information, conduct studies, make recommendations, and prepare clear verbal and written reports, policies and procedures


Preferences:

 Prior experience working as a Wellness Program Coordinator, Manager or Director
 Prior experience working in the public sector


To learn more about WSSC and apply for this position, please visit our on-line Career Center at www.wsscwater.com.  EOE M/F/V/D

(11-20-14)


Company: Perdue Farms, Inc
Job Title: Corporate Health Strategies Manager
Job Location: Salisbury, MD

Description/Job Summary
Provides enterprise-wide leadership, strategic development, and implementation of the Company Health Improvement Program (HIP) to improve health of associates, reduce risk for illness, measure outcomes, and reduce costs for medical benefits plan. Dotted line supervision of the field HIP specialists.

Responsibilities/Duties: 
1. Builds and maintains a strong team of HIP specialists through effective recruiting, indoctrination, training (i.e. cultural diversity and sensitivity training), coaching, and team building. Support health and wellness professionals as they work with facilities teams to encourage implementation of programs and initiatives to improve population health. Lead the cross development and implementation of new health promotion and wellness services.

2. Utilizes and analyzes, using the principles of the PBIP, benefit (medical and pharmacy), health data, wellness utilization and specialist referral data (HS, ES, OHM, etc.) to assess and target health promotion program needs for the Company’s population. Track enrollment, score management, health status, control of treatable diseases and utilization of low value interventions and recommend adjustments to plan designs based on these items. Craft actionable strategies to improve human health through application of evidence-based principles and perform regular cost analysis on these programs and processes.

3. Develops health improvement programs and strategies in conjunction with field HIP specialists and wellness center supervisors; to include associate new and repeat measurement events and systems, individual and population interventions, targeted health status improvement initiatives, establishment of an environment of health, evaluation of wellness center services and objectives, and procedures to improve systematic treatment of controllable diseases. Responsible for the next generation of HIP, i.e. incorporating spouses and dependents (HIP NextGen), technological advances, etc.

4. Conducts ongoing audits and evaluation of specific health improvement activities i.e. café/food options, as well as the comprehensive health promotion program, integrating cost-containment and cost-effectiveness aspects.

5. Initiates/manages change. Research and implement new ideas and concepts to move (HIP) health and wellness forward. Craft and implement strategies to leverage resources to improve health and reduce cost with initiatives such as technological advances, pilots i.e. initiatives, nutrition counseling, CDEs, etc. Perform regular analysis on these programs and report results. Benchmark against other companies with health improvement plans or processes in place and strategically respond and be aware of health promotion and cost trends. Involved in engagement, education, external partners, associate health activation and communication and promotion strategy.

Required Education
Bachelors degree in Health Education, Clinical Health Education or Health Promotion, Allied Health or a related discipline plus 6 – 7 years related work experience. Requires strong background in health promotion and wellness program development, execution and administration. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with all levels of management. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Must have previous experience in data analysis and advanced computer skills. Cultural Diversity training or benefits experience a plus.

Preferred Education
Masters Degree, Nutrition Based Experience, CHES certified

Perdue Farms Incorporated
PO Box 1537
Salisbury, MD 21802
410-543-3208
Nicole.bourque.@perdue.com

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NEW YORK

Company: HealthFitness
Job Title:  Health Promotion Manager
Job Location: Syracuse, NY 

As the Health Promotion Manager you will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of client employee wellness programs in accordance with HealthFitness protocols, ensuring the highest possible level of engagement, outcomes and customer satisfaction in the delivery of programs and services to meet client, member and participant objectives. This is a fast paced work environment and someone who is encouraging, engaging and upbeat would fit well in this position! The hours for this position will be mainly standard business hours but at times you will need to be able to work early morning or evening in order to reach certain employee groups.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Primary:
• Develops and implements the yearly strategic business plan including program plan, marketing plan and communication plan.
• Ensures contract compliance. Manages client relationship to ensure that high customer satisfaction is maintained and HealthFitness value is reinforced.
• Interfaces with client company management and peripheral departments.  Maintains on-going communication with client management, medical department, and other functional areas including Health related vendor-suppliers, as appropriate, to assess client needs and identify HFC programming solutions.
• Designs and develops outcomes focused programs and interventions including data collection and evaluation process; delivers personalized Health coaching services and other programs to participants as applicable.
• Coordinates planning and delivery of the Client program throughout the entire organization in collaboration with corporate and site stakeholders; ensures full integration of program throughout all lines of Client business (e.g. Health and Safety, Benefits).
• Coordinates marketing and communications to maximize program engagement, bringing in HealthFitness Corporate support as appropriate.
• Assesses effectiveness of current Health education interventions and enhance delivery methods to reach all segments of the population with greater impact on outcome results.
• Maintains accurate records and ensures confidentiality of all data collected during the Health assessment and Health Promotion activities in accordance with HealthFitness requirements including if applicable, file transfer processes collaborating with other Health related suppliers.
• Tracks participant and program data for measurement of individual and program goal achievement, outcomes and results.  Creates outcomes focused management reports based on the identified business plan goals and objectives.
• Prepares and manages operating budget.  Ensures expenditures are made in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.
Secondary:
• In conjunction with RVP, introduces new HealthFitness programs, products and services to the client for consideration.
• Submits employment forms, payroll records and billing worksheets accurately and according to contract provisions and HealthFitness policies as applicable.
• Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Education, Experience and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in health promotion, public health or related field.
• Five or more years related industry experience including three years of program management experience preferably in a health plan, health improvement or related environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current CPR certification required; CHES, ACSM and fitness certifications preferred.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Strong leadership, team management, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others.
• Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including at minimum Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of individuals both within HealthFitness and the client organization.
• Demonstrated experience in the areas of program development and implementation, data collection and analysis and outcomes reporting.
• Must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution.

For more information on HealthFitness, please visit our website www.healthfitness.com.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Company: The Health Foundation
Job Title: Program Director
Job Location:  North Wilkesboro, NC

Responsibilities: The Program Director will manage team members and systems and be accountable for nurturing the efficiency and effectiveness of both, providing high-level strategic thinking and facilitation of the effort.
•         Provide visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling The Health Foundation’s guiding values at all times and fostering a culture that reflects them
•         Developing, coaching and mentoring Wilkes Community Health Action Team members
•         Developing systems to share organizational decisions with the Wilkes Community Health Action Team  Steering Committee and staff members
•         Maintaining understanding of current implementation challenges and developing comprehensive solutions to address them
•         Providing direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the Common Agenda
•         Providing regular reports on progress against goals and indicators
•         Building and maintaining relationships with Steering Committee, Working Group Co-Chairs, and Working Group member
•         Identifying potential funding sources to support The Health Foundation’s goals and priorities
•         Writing grants, as needed
•         Developing relationships with potential funders and participating in relevant networks
•         Coordinating research and other activities with initiative partners to minimize redundancies and align strategies and actions
•         Facilitating communication between Wilkes Community Health Action Team partners and local prevention and treatment agencies
•         Creating or managing creation of yearly summary reports of Wilkes Community Health Action Team progress for Steering Committee, Partnership Board, and external audiences
•         Build the Backbone’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders
•         Cultivate excellent working relationships with senior community leaders
•         Ensure the development of a regional set of strategies that will drive transformative change
•         Ensure the development and implementation of a shared measurement system that will track common outcomes and indicators across the initiative

 Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications):
First and foremost, the Program Director must be committed to the mission and overarching goals of The Health Foundation, Inc. and the Wilkes Community Health Action Team.
•         At least 3 years of relevant work experience, including at least 1 year of proven community outreach and coordination experience
•         Advanced strategy and planning skills
•         Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems
•         Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences
•         Experience with complex project management and stakeholder management
•         Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, a cross-sectoral range of stakeholders in the local or regional area, including senior executives
•         Fundraising experience or grant writing experience
•         Degree in business, health, policy, nonprofit management, or related field
•         Experience in a start-up environment
•         Familiarity with the local area and/or focus of the initiative
•         CHES/MCHES preferred
Compensation for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  

To apply: Nominations or applications (with current resume, salary requirements, and letter of interest) should be sent confidentially, electronically, and ideally before December 19, 2014 to Heather Murphy at heather@healthfoundationinc.org
 
(11-20-14)

 
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OKLAHOMA

Company: GCI
Job Title: Health Promotion Educator
Job Location: Tinker Air Force Base - OK

GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.

Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position providing Health Promotion Educator services to the men and women of the United States Air Force and their families at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma.
HEALTH PROMOTION EDUCATOR
 
Summary:  Strengthens human performance and total force readiness by providing health behavior awareness, education and intervention programs while promoting an environment that facilitates healthy behaviors targeted at Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) beneficiaries.  Responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating all Health Promotion (HP) prevention programs and services IAW Air Force instructions, guidelines, and population needs.  Administers assessments, counseling, comprehensive prevention programs, and various other health behavior activities that meet AF HP physical activity, tobacco prevention and cessation, healthy weight, nutrition and community partnership goals and the needs of the AF community.  The organizational location of this position is the installation Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).  Coordinates with HP staff to deliver programs in a variety of community settings to include individual unit worksites, community facilities, and the MTF. 
 
1             Qualifications:
 
1.1         A bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution in Health Education, Community Health Education or Public Health.
 
1.2         Eligible for Certification in Health Education from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).  NCHEC certification preferred.
 
1.3         Possesses a minimum of three years’ experience in health promotion planning and programming, preferably in a worksite setting.
 
1.4         Maintains continuing education requirements for CHES certification currency. 
 
1.5         Should be a role model in weight, fitness and other healthy lifestyle behaviors
 
2             TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following: 
 
2.1         Implements/executes health promotion, fitness and nutrition policy and program requirements IAW instructions and guidance established locally orby AF/SG.
 
2.2         Assists in the development of ongoing action plans aligned with goals and objectives of the PHWG, IDS, and appropriate leadership. Reviews the action plan at least annually to evaluate program effectiveness.
 
2.3         Helps plan, coordinate, market and conduct evidence-based programs and services aimed at health improvement and mission performance related to HP goal areas.
 
2.4         Accesses available population database support and collaborates with population health planners (e.g. Health Care Integrator) to effectively assess population needs and target installation HPO for individuals and groups.
 
2.5         Provides health education expertise, consultancy, and advocacy to support a comprehensive Air Force Fitness Program and other unit-based health promotion initiatives
 
2.6         Maintains data quality management in program execution.
 
2.7         Collaborates with installation health professionals and organizational leaders to identify and employ resources as appropriate to execute comprehensive prevention programs.
 
2.8         Communicates and coordinates health promotion programs among local leadership and target customers/beneficiaries.
 
2.9         Provides input when annual budgets are established.
 
2.10      Teaches individuals and groups on a variety of health-related topics employing age-specific and behavioral learning theory (e.g. adult learning theory, motivational interviewing).
 
2.11      Delivers HP briefings, educational sessions, and seminars/workshops as required.
 
 
2.12      Provides expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate training programs for professional staff and colleagues on HP-related topics.
 
 
2.13      Operates the most current computer software and multi-media to develop and execute training and educational programs.
 
2.14      Implements appropriate social marketing tools to meet program goals and objectives.
 
2.15      Participates in teleconferences, updates, working groups, review panels, symposiums, etc. related to health promotion programming or operations.
 
2.16      Maintains positive relationships with both internal and external AFMS customers.
 
2.17      Ensures compliance with Air Force Inspection Agency and the Joint Commission, and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
 
2.18    Will be required to travel, at Government expense, to attend directed training and/or conferences.


Chuck Blattner
Medical Recruiter
Facilities Manager
Global Consulting International (GCI)    
Chuck.Blattner@gci-usa.com                                                                                       
Phone: 801-258-2125                                                                              
Fax:    801.504.0014
GSA : GS-35F-0510U
US Navy Seaport-e: N00178-09-D-5733
www.GCI-USA.com

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COMPANY: St. Luke’s University Health Network
JOB TITLE:  Health Coach, Targeted Coaching Initiatives
JOB LOCATION: Bethlehem, PA (18018)

JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION AT:
https://slhn.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=21574

JOB SUMMARY

The Health Coach will promote, maintain and improve individual and community health within SLUHN’s population of covered lives. May also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community.

The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serves as a health coach for a designated group of employees and/or spouses.

2. Maintains appropriate, timely and effective communication with employees and/or spouses.

3. Provides individual or group counseling and education to patients when necessary.

4. Identifies barriers, develops a treatment plan, provides assistance and support to patients based on their individual needs relating to health education programs.

5. Engages and maintains constructive relationships within a diverse population.

6. Acts as a resource in resolving any questions or concerns pertaining to health risk or status.

7. Acts as a resource and change agent by influencing attitudes, modifying behavior and introducing innovative strategies to improve patients’ health status.

8. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural and social barriers.

9. Monitors health education programs for effectiveness.

10. Maintains complete and accurate documentation on all patients to facilitate follow up and program data reporting.

11. Database experience - Assures complete data collection and recording in corresponding databases.

12. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

13. Designs, implements and evaluates health education materials/modules, as needed. Experience designing health education materials preferred.

14. Support employee completion of health assessment requirements.

15. Participates in committees as assigned.

16. Maintains composure in managing challenging situations.

17. Actively seeks opportunities for professional growth and development. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich professional growth, knowledge and skill.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

BS in community health, public health or a health education related field.  MPH preferred. Health educator/health coaching credential required, CHES Preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

At least 2 years health coaching experience.  Previous experience working with employee populations preferred.  Ability to engage and maintain constructive relationships with a diverse population.  Motivational interviewing experience preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full time days. Availability for some evenings and/or weekend events may be required.

(12-12-14)


COMPANY: St. Luke’s University Health Network
JOB TITLE: Clinical Health Coach, Targeted Coaching Initiatives
JOB LOCATION: Bethlehem, PA (18018)

JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION AT:
https://slhn.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=21572

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of St. Luke's new Employee Wellness Program, Caring Starts with You.

JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to promote, maintain and improve individual and community health within SLUHN’s population of covered lives. The health coach coordinates the comprehensive care of a population of high risk patients, and/or employees/spouses with health condition(s). May also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community.

The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

WORK PERFORMED

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Serves as a Care Manager for a designated group of patients: Initiate contact, assist with care navigation, follow through to ensure compliance.

2. Maintains appropriate, timely and effective communication with patients, physicians, nursing staff, etc. regarding aspects of patient care management in order to facilitate a positive outcome for patient.

3. Demonstrate competency in collaborative care management and communication appropriate to the age of patients served.

4. Provides individual or group counseling and education to patients when necessary.

5. Identifies barriers, develop a treatment plan, provide assistance and support to patients based on their individual needs relating to health education programs.

6. Engages and maintains constructive relationship within a diverse population.

7. Act as a resource for the patient in resolving any questions or concerns pertaining to health conditions.

8. Acts as a resource and change agent by influencing attitudes, modifying behavior and introducing innovative strategies to improve patients’ health status.

9. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and social barriers.

10. Monitors health education programs for effectiveness.

11. Maintains complete and accurate documentation on all patients to facilitate follow up and program data reporting.

12. Database experience - Assures complete data collection and recording in corresponding databases. 

13. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

14. Designs, implements and evaluates health education materials/modules, as needed.

15. Support employee completion of health assessment requirements.

16. Participates in committees as assigned.

17. Maintains composure in managing challenging situations.

18. Actively seeks opportunities for professional growth and development. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich professional growth, knowledge and skill.

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):

Network Manager, Employee Wellness Initiatives

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Graduate of a professional nursing program. Registered nurse with current Pennsylvania license.

AND

BA/BS in health related field required. MPH, MSN preferred.

AND

Health educator/health coach credential required.  CHES preferred.

(12-12-14)

Company: La Salle University

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Location: Philadelphia, Pa

Position Description The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is currently seeking to fill one full-time Assistant/Associate Professor tenure track faculty position in Public Health for Fall 2015.
The Public Health Program, which is part of the Department of Urban Public Health and Nutrition, is seeking qualified applicants with experience in environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, community health, and health education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The new faculty member will teach and advise students across the public health curriculum (Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health Programs) with at least .50 FTE effort devoted to the Master of Public Health Program.
Qualifications
Qualified applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a public health related field and a demonstrated record of public health experience, including public health practice, teaching and advising, and scholarship. The ideal candidate will be certified as a Health Education Specialist (CHES or MCHES) and have an active program of research in an area of urban public health. Postdoctoral training is preferred. Rank is commensurate with experience. Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Full benefits include tuition remission.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary requirements, and three letters of recommendation to:
Holly M. Harner, PhD, MBA, MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Director, Master of Public Health Program
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
harner@lasalle.edu
Posted on: 11/20/14
http://www.lasalle.edu/financeadmin/hresources/jobs.php?id=524
La Salle University is a Roman Catholic university in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please click here.
La Salle University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

AA/EOE
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TEXAS

Company: Healthy Futures of Texas (HFTX)
Job Title: Parent and Community Program Specialist (Health Educator- Non‐Exempt Position)
Job Location: San Antonio, TX


Healthy Futures of Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio. We believe that all young people deserve to reach their full potential—and become parents at a time that is right for them and their family. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to help our organization grow and serve parents, teens, and our community.

Job Summary: Responsible for providing parent and youth education services in schools and community agencies and for assisting with other activities.
Position reports to Parent and Community Program Coordinator

Essential Job Functions:
• Facilitates and delivers group presentations to parents and teens on teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent health, and related topics
• Implements assigned curricula with fidelity
• Assists in coordinating the activities of the Healthy Futures Alliance
• Assists in the development and coordination of parent education in community agencies
• Conducts community outreach and develops relationships with collaborating agencies
• Provides training and technical assistance to school personnel and participating agencies, as assigned by the Parent and Community Program Coordinator
• Develops and maintains positive working relationships with collaborating agencies and schools
• Remains current on topics related to parent-child relationships, teen pregnancy , STD’s, reproductive health, and adolescent health
• Represents Healthy Futures of Texas in the community in a professional manner
• Works well both as a team member and individually; gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit
• Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or related field and a minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with parents or youth in a community health or related field is required, OR equivalent combination of experience and education, including Community Health Worker certification. Demonstrated ability to facilitate sessions and to engage with parents and youth. Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must have excellent presentation skills. Proficient computer skills in MS Office are required.

Special Qualifications: Must be bilingual (English and Spanish) and be able to facilitate sessions in both English and Spanish.  Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification or AASECT certification preferred.
Must have reliable transportation. Car required for work‐related travel. Must be willing/able to work some evenings and weekends. Must have cell phone.

Application Procedures: Please email a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a resumé, salary history, and a list of 3 to 5 professional references to info@HF-TX.org.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Close Date: November 21, 2014 or until position has been filled.

11-14-14

Company: University of Texas at San Antonio
Job Title: Health Education Coordinator I
Job Location: San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of the fastest growing public universities in Texas. UTSA is part of the University of Texas System and as of 2010, more than 30,000 students are enrolled in more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UTSA consists of three campuses in San Antonio, TX.

UTSA Student Health Services Department consists of medical professionals and health educators that work together to provide students with quality care and innovative health education to empower and support student success.

Recruiting Rate: $31,848- $34,000 Annualized

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health or a closely related field of study. Two years of work experience in health promotion, preferably in the higher education setting. Per job description, Master's Degree in required field can substitute for experience. The candidate should be able to demonstrate Knowledge of the following: assessment; program planning and implementation; program evaluation; behavior change theory; population-based theories and models. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-informed health promotion programs/initiatives. Demonstrate skill in a variety of education methods, to include presentations, trainings, individual behavior change, and small and large group facilitation. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is required.

Description of Job Duties:

1. Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence informed health promotion initiatives, programs, and services. 

2. Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services.

3. Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys that 1) provide baseline and follow-up health data, 2) identify program needs and priorities, 3) evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, and 4) track trends in student health status and behavior.

4. Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to a campus culture of wellness

5. Develop and coordinate strategies for student engagements in health promotion efforts, including advising peer educators and interns on health promotion initiatives and special projects.


For more information and to apply, please visit www.utsajobs.com to complete on-line application; a resume and cover letter are also required.  This position will remain open until filled.

This is a security sensitive position.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

(10-31-14)

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UTAH

Company: Weber State University
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Health Promotion
Job Location: Ogden, Utah

Position Summary: Weber State University (WSU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Health Promotion in the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. The position begins in August 2015.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to (a) teach 12 credit hours/semester (including courses in population/public health, health education methods, and other related courses – e.g., human sexuality, substance abuse prevention, and/or healthy lifestyles); (b) initiate and maintain a scholarly agenda; (c) be active in service to the institution, community, and/or his or her profession; (d) assist with coordination, supervision, and evaluation of student teaching and/or internships; and (e) work collegially as a member of the Health Promotion faculty team and other interdisciplinary programs within the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance.

Requirements:
• Candidates should possess a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered if degree is received before August 1, 2015) in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, Public Health, or similar health-related area and be CHES/MCHES certified.
• Minimum of two years experience teaching public health and/or health promotion-related courses in a college/university setting and/or two years professional experience in other settings such as school, worksite, community, and/or clinical.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Graduate degree specifically in public health (e.g., MPH)
• Evidence of teaching a variety of public health and/or health education/promotion courses with emphasis on health education methods, substance abuse prevention, human sexuality, and healthy lifestyles.
• Experience evaluating and supervising student teaching and/or internships.
• Experience with best practices in teaching, innovative pedagogical methods, and evaluation/assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Commitment to community-based learning and research.
• Record of scholarly achievements and desire for continued involvement.
• Computer literacy, teaching with technology, and other technology related competencies for teaching and research.
• Evidence of service to the community or college/university as a health educator.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  The university provides excellent TIAA/CREF retirement and medical benefits.
Review Date: 12-1-2014; Open Until Filled.
Contact: Dr. Laura Santurri, Health Promotion Faculty Search Committee Chair, laurasanturri@weber.edu, 801-626-6795.
To Apply: see https://jobs.weber.edu, Requisition Number 09084.

11-14-14

Company: Utah State University
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion
Job Location: Logan, Utah

Position Summary: The department of Health Physical Education and Recreation seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track, 9-month position at the assistant professor rank in the area of Health Education & Promotion. Applicants must have an earned PhD at the time of appointment in Health Education & Promotion, be committed to teaching, and have demonstrated research excellence or the potential for excellence. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program, to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, to develop new courses, and work collaboratively with existing efforts.           

Responsibilities:     
• Develop line(s) of research in the field of health education and promotion.
• Secure funding sources that facilitate research efforts.
• Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate HEP courses such as: Planning and Evaluation, Evaluating Health Promotion Programs, Grant Writing for Health Educators, etc.
• Evaluate courses through student and administration feedback and revise courses, as needed.
• Chair or serve on graduate student committees.
• Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate HEP students.            

Minimum Qualifications:  
• Earned doctorate in Health Education/Promotion with an emphasis in Community Health or closely related field. ABD students will be considered, but must complete degree by start date.
• Proven record of publication and potential for obtaining grant support for research.
• University teaching experience.
• CHES or MCHES certification.
• Excellent computer skills and software knowledge.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.         

Preferred Qualifications:  
• Experience with a learning management system (LMS) such as Blackboard, WebCT or CANVAS.
• Experience with online, hybrid, or broadcast instructional program development.            

Review Date: 01-01-2015             
Position Close Date: Open Until Filled     
Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. 

See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60872 for more information and to apply online. Requisition Number 054970

10-27-14

 

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WISCONSIN

Company: Marshfield Clinic, Center for Community Outreach,
Job Title: Health Educator – Healthy Lifestyles
Job Location: Marshfield, WI


Marshfield Clinic is one of the largest patient care, research & educational systems in the United States. Join one of our 50 clinics throughout northern, central & western Wisconsin. We offer competitive wages with a comprehensive benefits package including health plans, dental plans, FSA, dependent care plans, HSA, EAP, employer-funded retirement plans, 401(k), short- and long-term disability insurances, life insurance, paid time off, employee discount(s), and education / development programs.

Join our Center for Community Outreach as a Health Educator – Healthy Lifestyles and be responsible for promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and/or community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent disease. This includes collecting and analyzing data to identify health needs, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating health education designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments.

Bachelor’s degree in Community Health, Health Education, Wellness, Health Promotion, or a related field required; Master’s in Community Health Education or Public Health preferred.
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with acceptable driving record is required; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred. Two years of health education experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office products and strong written and verbal skills required. Five years of health education experience and knowledge of quality improvement and performance management processes are preferred. 

Marshfield, Wisconsin offers:
• Low cost of living in clean, safe neighborhoods
• Stable communities
• Short commutes
• Outstanding schools
• Affordable housing
• Plenty of recreational activities in all four seasons
• Local shopping & distinctive restaurants
• High school & college sport teams
• Easy access to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee or Chicago

We encourage qualified individuals to apply online at https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/careers
Search by position # MC141214
or contact flick.krissy@marshfieldclinic.org

10-27-14

 

Company: Marshfield Clinic
Job Title: Health Educator - Community Connections, Eau Claire Center
Job Location: Marshfield, WI

Marshfield Clinic is one of the largest patient care, research & educational systems in the United States. Join one of our 50 clinics throughout northern, central & western Wisconsin. We offer competitive wages with comprehensive benefits packages including health plans, dental plans, FSA, dependent care plans, HSA, EAP, employer-funded retirement plans, 401(k), short- and long-term disability insurances, life insurance, paid time off, employee discount(s), and education / development programs.

• Join our Eau Claire Center as a Health Educator with responsibilities for:
• Assisting in coordinating a volunteer program for Marshfield Clinic providers to look beyond the usual scope of healthcare and offer remedies to social needs like food, shelter and clothing
• Providing oversight to volunteer, students and AmeriCorps members that will serve as patient advocates
• Developing systems and processes to ensure patients underlying social needs that can impact their health are addressed by connecting them with community resources
• Promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and/or community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent disease
• Collecting and analyzing data to identify health needs, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating health education designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Counseling, Community Health, Health Education, Wellness, Health Promotion, or a related field required. Master’s degree in Community Health Education or Public Health preferred. Must have 2 years of health education experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office products and strong written and verbal skills. Five years of health education experience and knowledge of quality improvement and performance management processes preferred. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with acceptable driving record is required. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

Eau Claire offers:
• Low cost of living in clean, safe neighborhoods
• Stable communities
• Short commutes
• Outstanding schools
• Affordable housing
• Plenty of recreational activities in all four seasons
• Local shopping & distinctive restaurants
• High school & college sport teams
• Easy access to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee or Chicago

We encourage qualified individuals to apply online at https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/careers
Search by position # MC140997
or contact flick.krissy@marshfieldclinic.org

*You may submit your Cover Letter and Resume along with the online employment application. After submitting your application, you will be prompted to upload a Microsoft Word -OR- PDF version of your Cover Letter and Resume.**


10-23-14

 

 

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