Website City of Houston
The Houston Health Department seeks dynamic candidates that will fill the role of the Senior Health Education Coordinator for Chronic Disease Health Education Programs. The Senior Health Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating community-based and clinic patient health education and health promotion initiatives.
- Apply appropriate health behavior theories and evidence-based models to plan, organize, implement, and monitor health education and health promotion programming in clinic and community-based settings.
- Conduct health education, patient education, and health promotion programming including providing specialized chronic disease health information, knowledge, and skills to various target populations.
- Maintain health education supplies, inventory, and assets.
- Perform evaluation activities including but not limited to applying and implementing data collection instruments, collecting and managing data, maintain sign-in sheets and logs, preparing reports, and participating in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
- Maintain subject matter knowledge and professional development in the discipline of Chronic Disease prevention and self-management.
- Facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate content for health education materials, visual aids, presentations, interactive demonstrations for one-on-one health coaching, group classes and social media settings.
- Content includes but is not limited to hypertension prevention and management, obesity prevention and weight management, tobacco use prevention and cessation, stress management and lifestyle modification, and national health observances.
- Maintain and nurture close working relationships with internal staff, community-based and private sector organizations to coordinate and perform health education and health promotion activities.
- Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate and graduation from a school of vocational or practical nursing.
- Two years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a public health or related clinical setting may be substituted for the experience requirement.
- There are frequent exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing.
- One year of nursing experience as a licensed vocational nurse is required.
- Must be licensed or eligible to practice as a Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas. CPR certification is required. License and CPR certification must be maintained and current for continued employment.
Company: City of Houston
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Houston, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A