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A CHES®/MCHES® is specifically trained to:
  • Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education and Promotion
  • Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Communicate, Promote and Advocate for Health and the Profession of Health Education/Promotion

HPMC Occupational Health Care Services

Health Education Specialist-HPMC Occupational Medical Services-Richland, Washington

1. Provide services for the HPMC Occupational Medical Services (HPMC OMS) health education program, including making recommendations for changes or improvements to the program, organizing and prioritizing requests for health education services, and meeting regularly with clinic staff, customers, and clients to assess the needs of the health education program.
2. Meet regularly with the Performance Assurance, Health Information, and Occupational Health and Wellness Manager to report on health education program initiatives, status, planning, and outcomes.
3. Provide individual health coaching to employees for health maintenance, risk factor reviews and health /lifestyle modification intervention; assist employees in determining interventions and setting wellness goals.
4. Present individual and group health coaching; teaches and presents health education/promotion topics; conducts health and safety fairs and screenings; and promotes health and wellness by various means, including written articles, computer-based training and in-person consultation.
5. Contribute to the development, design, and implementation of health promotion training modules including PowerPoint and web-based training modules. Recommends, writes and edits health information articles for in-house, site publications and other modes of communication.
6. Contribute to the selection of program resources and materials, program outcome measurement, program quality improvement while assuring program compliance with accreditation standards and performance measures.
7. Continually review and integrate into practice the latest research, guidelines, recommendations, equipment/materials pertaining to health and safety promotion and disease prevention topics relevant to essential functions.
8. Refer, consult, and conference with team members, medical providers, and community on a regular basis.
9. Contribute to teamwork and participates in meetings and committees as required.
10. Interface with the community groups such as public health, local hospitals, and community health programs.
11. Perform routine administrative tasks and duties as required.
12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, clients, and the public.
13. Adhere to and foster acceptable health and safety practices.
14. Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

Experience Required

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, Physical Education or related field. 2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in health education or coaching. 3. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider certification. 4. Ability to coordinate, develop and administer multiple programs and projects and promotional materials; evaluate for effectiveness in meeting functional objectives. 5. Ability to assess individual and community/occupational needs for health education. 6. Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques to develop training sessions and materials appropriate to assigned programs and audience needs utilizing multiple modalities, including telehealth. Demonstrated facilitation and training skills incorporating an understanding of adult learning principles and methodology. 7. Ability to effectively communicate regarding health, education needs, concerns, and resources with individuals, employers, and community groups. 8. Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulation, guidelines, policies and procedures that affect essential functions. 9. Ability to teach and work with groups or individuals in a wellness setting and communicate a positive, enthusiastic attitude. 10. Demonstrated experience speaking in front of diverse groups and at maintaining a professional demeanor in manner and dress. 11. Knowledge and application of laws and regulations governing health information (i.e. GINA, Privacy Act of 1974, HIPAA, etc.). 12. Ability to appropriately maintain private and confidential medical information, and to maintain confidentiality in communications with management and others. 13. Ability to exercise good judgment and poise when dealing with the public and co-workers. 14. Good analytical skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills. 15. Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers, standard office equipment, and software including Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel. PowerPoint; Publisher, SharePoint; and ability to learn custom electronic applications. 16. Strong verbal and written communication skills. 17. COVID-19 Considerations: Per Washington State Governor Inslees’ Proclamation 21-14 health care employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available once an offer of employment is made. DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: The following skills or experience are highly valued, but not required to perform the essential functions of this position. 1. Preferred-Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). 2. Tobacco Treatment Specialist (Mayo Clinic training). 3. Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach.


Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k w/company match, FSA, Excellent work environment, schedule is Monday through Friday

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you will need to go to the Careers page at our website: and complete the online application process. This job is located in Richland, Washington and is not a remote position

HPMC Occupational Health Care Services
1979 Snyder Street
Richland, WA 99354

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