Health Educator - UVA Community

Charlottesville, VA
Sep 26, 2017
Dec 11, 2017
Full Time
Job Description:

At Optima, our mission is to “improve health everyday.” As a result, we are seeking an experienced health and wellness Master's Level Degreed Health Educator or Master's Level Degreed RN with strong coordination, programming design and management skills to service our community in a dynamic way in the role as a Health Educator. This is a FULL- TIME benefited position and an ideal opportunity for a educator with a minimum 5yrs experience in health education and wellness programs to be utilized in the UVA/Charlottesville community. Because this is a new partnership the selected candidate will have superb organization skills and sizeable flexibility with his or her availability. This position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, implementing, oversight and management of health screenings, education and health promotion events, individual and group education and trainings to promote core health improvement programs to include but not limited to: smoking cessation, adult immunizations, heart health, cancer prevention and detection and wise self-care. This position will also coordinate our support team to staff events and teach classes on behalf of the department likewise. Cert Health Education Specialist (CHES), Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Nurse (RN) required

Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health education programs, which are based on behavioral objectives with, defined measurable outcomes. Responsible for providing quality services and programs to meet identified needs of targeted populations of different learning abilities. Responsible for maintaining knowledge of national preventive health issues and strategies in order to function as a resource in the areas of preventive health, health maintenance, and health promotion.

Education Level
Master's Level Degree - HEALTH EDUCATION OR
RN-Master's Level Degree

Required: Business Acumen - Previous experience, Health Education Programs - 5 years, Management - Previous experience

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Cert Health Education Spec, Reg Dietitian, Registered Nurse

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Communication, Instructing, Microsoft Office, Speaking, Technology/Computer, Writing

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Master Level Degree Health Education, Nursing or Related Field. Cert Health Education Specialist (CHES), Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Nurse (RN) required. Knowledge of medical terminology. Experience in public speaking, including teaching and presentation skills. Knowledge of goal setting and the ability to develop behavioral objectives with measurable outcomes. Applicants without CHES certification will have one year from the date of hire to obtain.

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