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Health Educator

Requisition #: 403064
Location: Johns Hopkins Health Care, Hanover, MD 21076
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 19, 2021

Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) is the managed care and health services business of Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the premier health delivery, academic, and research institutions in the United States. JHHC is a $2.5B business serving over 400,000 lives with lines of business in Medicaid, Medicare, commercial, military health, health solutions, and venture investments. JHHC has become a leader in provider-sponsored health plans and is poised for future growth.

Many organizations talk about transforming the future of healthcare, Johns Hopkins HealthCare is actually doing it. We develop innovative, analytics-driven health programs in collaboration with provider partners to drive improved quality and better health outcomes for the members and communities we serve. If you are interested in improving how healthcare is delivered, join the JHHC team.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Health Educator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Education portion of the Care Management program. The Health Educator delivers disease prevention and wellness classes on a variety of important health topics, such as diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, exercise, cardiovascular health, stress relief, sleep, asthma, COPD, tobacco cessation, baby care/post-partum health, and fall prevention. The Health Educator works with the Care Management team of clinical staff to locate and provide resources and educational materials. The Health Educator networks with JHCP sites and community groups focused on relevant health topics. The Health Educator will have at least a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field and will possess strong interpersonal, communication skills with knowledge of chronic illnesses and their risk factors.

REQUIREMENTS:

A. Education:


Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, health promotion, health education, or health-related field from an accredited college. Master’s degree preferred.

B. Knowledge:


Principals of health behaviors and preventive medicine
Knowledge of trans-theoretical model and change theory as it applies to wellness interventions
Knowledge of chronic illness and related health risk factors
Knowledge of interventions used to mitigate health risk factors
Foundation for epidemiological analysis


C. Skills:


Ability to demonstrate the skills for the planning, development and evaluation of health education programs, identified through data analysis.
Ability to adapt instructional skills for members with learning impairment, low literacy skills or cognitive dysfunction.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with both internal and external customers and analytical skills to effectively assess and evaluate the health educational needs of these customers.
Ability to recognize and recommend program improvements, and assist with new program development
Exceptional writing skills for the development of culturally competent health education materials and programs
Communicate orally in a clear, concise manner tailoring the message to the intended audience
Ability to coordinate among multiple healthcare providers and vendors
Ability to conduct small-group training seminars for fellow employees


D. Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:

Nursing License, MPH, or Certified Health Education Specialist Preferred


E. Work Experience:


Requires a minimum of two years experience in health education, health promotion or degree related field. Experience in development and training is beneficial. Managed care experience is preferred.

F. Machines, Tools, Equipment:


Computer, general office and communications equipment

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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