Health Educator

Description

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am -5:00 pm

Salary Range: $50,000.00 -$58,000.00 depending on experience

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, matching 403b retirement plan and other voluntary benefits. Paid time off, paid holidays, company paid Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance equivalent to $100,000.00.

Job Summary: Responsible for providing health education through evidence-based models and the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Midtown diabetes treatment and prevention program and related Medical Nutrition Therapy and education. The person in this position is responsible for providing nutritional education and support to patients with diabetes, prediabetes, and related conditions as well as preventive nutritional therapy and education to adults and children who are overweight or obese. Chairs Midtown employee council program for health and wellness. This position requires travel between and staffing at multiple primary care clinics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the diabetes education and follows the Nutrition Care Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention, and Monitoring/Evaluation) to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Provides nutritional therapy, education, and support to patients with diabetes, prediabetes, and related conditions, both one-to-one and in groups across agency
  • Provides preventive nutritional therapy and education to adults and children who are overweight or obese, both one-to-one and in groups at all primary care clinics
  • Develops appropriate and individualized health regimen for each patient
  • Coordinates employee council meetings and promotes organizational wellness
  • Reviews, evaluates, and monitors the nutrition therapy and education for diabetes and related conditions including outreach, registration, session implementation, curriculum development, wellness activities, data collection, and patient education and reporting
  • Reviews lab values such as HbA1c, with patients
  • Connects patients to care coordination team as needed for necessary medication
  • Charts patients progress, concerns and goals in progress form in patient chart
  • Maintains familiarity with current national standards developed by the American Dietetic Association, American Diabetes Association, and/or the American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Provides routine feedback on referral activities to referring provider and makes referrals and suggestions as deemed necessary
  • Actively participates in PI meetings and provides vision and education with attention to the latest developments in diabetes care, customer service, multidisciplinary team involvement, continuous quality improvement, and cost effective outcomes
  • Maintains personal proficiency of specialty competency and education skills in order to serve as an ongoing resource for team members, physicians, and other staff related to diabetes education and/or nutrition counseling
  • Collaborates with multiple agencies serving underserved patients
  • Maintains existing partnerships and seeks new partnership opportunities
  • Serves as a liaison between Midtown and community entities
  • Evaluates program effectiveness, responsible for PI activities, and facilitates program improvement through the PI process
  • Oversees health education program with regularly scheduled visits to all sites.
  • Responsible for staff compliance of wellness requirements to meet health insurance metrics
  • Oversees department specific duties and projects to ensure follow through and completion of policies, procedures, and competencies
  • Projects assigned appropriately based on professional skill areas, experience, and interest.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Handles protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).

HIPPA Requirements: The Health Educator will have access to PHI in the course of carrying out his/her duties. The Health Educator will use PHI to provide education and to consult with providers. He/she will also be involved in overall quality of care discussions with the other health care providers at the Center. Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated record sets to which this employee will have access including: the full medical record, the demographic, scheduling and insurance information of the practice management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to self-manage
  • Ability to work in a timely, accurate, and detail-oriented manner
  • Logical decision making skills
  • Ability to embrace change and innovation when appropriate
  • Excellent patient, provider, and staff communication skills
  • Strong commitment to working with patients and staff from a wide range of ethnic, economic, cultural, and social backgrounds


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Registered Dietician (ADA) strongly preferred, health educator or registered nurse
  • CHES certified preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience working in a clinical setting performing related duties required
  • Ability to speak Spanish required
  • Good patient, provider and staff communication skills
  • Previous experience as Diabetes Program Coordinator desirable
  • Experience teaching to individuals and groups, to patients/families and professionals
  • Experience in using motivational strategies with patients desired
  • Additional experience providing patient education and/or training and managing employees is desired


Physical Requirements:

  • Standing/Walking
  • Sitting
  • Lifting/Carrying: may occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • May occasionally stoop, bend; will reach frequently
  • May use step stool occasionally
  • Must be able to type
  • Must be able to open and close prescription and patient vials
  • Must be able to read for extended periods

Working Environment/Physical Hazards:

  • Work in well-lighted, ventilated environment
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens

Equipment Used:

  • eClinical Works, Microsoft Work, Outlook, Excel, Microsoft Teams
  • Glucometers and point-of-care lab monitoring
  • Equipment necessary to measure vitals (blood pressure cuff, scale, etc.

Specific details

Organization Midtown Community Health Center
Location(s) Ogden, UT
Status Full Time
Salary Range $50,000 +
Closing Date 08-30-22
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