Hackettstown Medical Center is seeking a Full Time Health Educator for the Community Health department to work primarily working 8:30-4:30
Research, develop and implement relevant evidenced-based curriculum and collateral health education material to expand health awareness and knowledge of and access to health services. Assist in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating health education programs targeted to populations spanning children through seniors.
* Participate in health fairs, neighborhood community activities, screenings, and special events, maintaining responsibility for coordinating on-site display, volunteers, engagement with community members and organizations. Disseminate health system collateral and culturally-appropriate health information and health promotion resources.
* Conduct and manage educational presentations for the community based upon topics of interest and regional health priorities. Maintain program and event participation and evaluation records, statistics and community benefit reporting, and monitoring and reporting program impact.
* Assist in planning, developing and coordinating culturally-sensitive health education programs and collateral material, utilizing appropriate literacy level and language, and facilitating translation of programming and collateral materials in Spanish or other languages.
* Provide direct community outreach to targeted populations according to AHS Community Health initiatives and act as a liaison, connecting community members and community organizations with AHS services and initiatives.
* Act as an ambassador for AHS services and access points, assisting community members in navigating the health care system, accessing a physician/specialist or service, and championing health system access initiatives, including online health management tools, physician referral service, and e-news.
* Manage administrative tasks around scheduling and correspondence for community education programming, community health events, and outreach. Develop and maintain updated contact lists related to community health lectures, events, and internal/external meetings, and key community stakeholders and partner organizations.
* Serve on internal hospital committees and community-based health coalitions related to targeted populations and health priorities, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, substance use, chronic disease, underserved populations, etc. and identify opportunities for partnership and engagement around population health, community engagement and health improvement initiatives. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with community partner organizations and public health entities.
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, or other health-related field; Master’s in Public Health preferred, CHES preferred.
Bilingual Spanish-speaking a plus.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
• Two+ years of experience providing health and wellness promotion programs within the health care / community sector.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and skilled in delivery of health education topics to diverse populations.
Experience with organizing, managing and evaluating health and wellness initiatives
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of various health and social issues affecting communities and populations.
Valid Driver’s License required.
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.
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