University of Utah Mobile Health Program Community Health Educator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 03/08/2019

Requisition Number PRN19861B

Job Title PS Health Educator

Working Title Mobile Health Program Community Health Educator

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

M-F/, days, some evenings and weekends, must be flexible

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01620 - Chief Wellness Office

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39,300 to 43,680

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah oversees a Mobile Health Prevention & Education Clinic whose mission is to reduce diabetes and other chronic illnesses in Utah communities through screenings, health coaching, nutrition education, and connections to health and social services.

The University of Utah Health Sciences’ Office of Wellness and Integrative Health seeks a Community Health Educator to assist in the development and implementation of individual wellness and health promotion programs, to provide preventive screening services, education, and outreach to vulnerable populations, and to supervise staff. This position splits time working on a mobile vehicle that travels to various communities primarily in Salt Lake Valley and in an office at the University of Utah.

Responsibilities

•Conduct health screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body weight.

•Provide health coaching, counseling and education to increase knowledge of self-sufficiency.

•Supervises staff, students, trainees, and volunteers.

•Recruits and trains volunteers.

•Help clients in identifying their health goals; work closely with patients to help determine the best course of action for good health.

•Develops and implements program specific policies and procedures.

•Actively participates in research opportunities and data collection, and supports University faculty research as necessary.

•Demonstrates technological savvy with respect to online tracking, data collection, reporting and presentations.

•Fill out client electronic intake questionnaire and screening assessment.

•Identify and help coordinate community events and workshops.

•Participate in various community events helping community members with diabetes education and health needs.

•Provide and coordinate outreach programs to potential and existing clients in the community and at events.

•Assist in the coordination of client referrals to housing, food, transportation, and other social services as needed.

•Establish trusting relationships with clients while providing support and encouragement.

•Make regular follow-up calls and assist patients with follow-up appointments.

•Document each client encounter in detail.

•Maintain healthy and firm personal boundaries with clients.

•Attend regular scheduled staff meetings.

•Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field. Ability to demonstrate entry level competence in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Eduction or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required.

Training in a specific health area may be preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according toCDCstandards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Preferences

•3+ years supervisory experience

•Fluent in Spanish

•Member of, or close knowledge of communities being served.

•Prior experience as a community health worker or health coach

•Registered Dietician orCNA

•Computer and data base application programming skills, preferably in RedCap

•Comfort or experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

•Experience driving a bus or motor home.

•Experience and knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp)

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.