Supv Health Educator

Company Name:
Kaiser Permanente
Manages complex health education services and needs assessments. Develops short and long range plans in support of organizational objectives, legal/regulatory mandates, and members' needs. Coordinates, directs, and monitors activities and procedures for local and/or region wide integration of health education programs, services and systems which may bridge multiple departments or facilities. Supervises staff. Monitors budgets.
Essential Functions:
- Assists in processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and maintain the competency of all assigned unit staff.
- Supervises health education staff and daily operations of assigned work unit.
- Ensures that staff provides the highest quality of care and are in compliance with organizational and federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
- Assists in managing and resolving human resource and labor relations issues.
- Assists in providing on going staff development and periodic appraisals of competency.
- Assists in developing and monitoring budgets and resource allocations.
- Monitors financial performance and identifies and recommends strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of care/service.
- Ensures goals, timelines, and expenditures are on target.
- Prepares grants, proposals, and financial reports as required.
- Participates in establishing departmental strategic goals and priorities, objectives, action plans, and resource requirements for the development and delivery of educational interventions in specific topic areas.
- Manages the administration of complex needs assessments to address health education issues of a diverse membership.
- Supervises and/or coordinates the design, implementation, and evaluation of single and/or multiple session, multiple facility and/or region wide health education programs and services.
- Consults with physicians and staff to promote and integrate high quality health education services in the clinical setting.
- Implements and monitors departmental policies and procedures which support the organization's goals,
- Labor Management Partnership, and business objectives and ensures that they are met.
- Manages a variety of health education services, to include the provision of scheduling and logistical support, monitoring/evaluation of progress, and preparation of quality management reports to document attendance, quality improvement efforts, and clinical/educational outcome measures.
- Implements and maintains patient care and quality service standards to meet internal/external customer' expectations.
- Recommends and evaluates processes to improve systems and patient care results regarding access, service delivery, and/or cost efficiencies across the continuum of care.
- May provide group and/or one-to-one health education services to members and the community in specified program areas.
- Provides consultation and/or training in area(s) of expertise.
- Represents Health Education at Area/Regional meetings.
- Organizes, coordinates and/or chairs committee meetings, as assigned.
- Supervises the research, review, and/or development of high quality written and audio-visual health education materials that are developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate for specific target populations and/or for integrating within the clinical setting.
- Makes effective use of technology.
- May specialize in a specific area of health education (e.g., HIV, nutrition, behavioral health, chronic disease, health promotion) as required.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in design and coordination of health education services, including minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Master's degree, in public or community health, patient education, behavioral sciences, or related field.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A.
Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated knowledge of behavior change, adult learning, group process theory and their applications.
- Demonstrated competency in multiple session, interdisciplinary curriculum and materials development, and managing multidepartment/facility projects.
- Experience in data collection and statistical/survey methodology as applied to patient populations and quality improvement processes.
- Demonstrated skills in written, verbal, interpersonal communications, group leadership, facilitation, team building, coaching, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
- Knowledge, skills, and experience in computer technology and PC applications required.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
- Budget management experience preferred.
- CHES desirable.
- Manages a team of Registered Dietitians with strong knowledge of weight management programs and proven ability to increase member enrollment in weight managemnt programs.
- Will mentor and coach Registered Dietitians on effective delivery of weight management programs.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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