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Health Educator I
Summary
Title:Health Educator I
ID:610119121818
Department:Health Promotion
Job Status:Full Time
Location:Kake
Description

Health Educator I

(Kake, Hydaburg, Hoonah, Wrangell or Angoon)

SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

 

Position Summary

The Health Educator I  is a member of the SEARHC Health Promotion team and will assist in planning and implementing evidence based and promising health education strategies, interventions and programs as well as serve as a health education resource person. Specifically this position addresses chronic disease risk factors in group settings and one-on-one lifestyle coaching in partnership with SEARHC providers. These services are provided to individuals, small groups, and communities in the SEARHC region and may include presentations to larger groups of community members and/or Tribal leaders.

 

Essential Duties

  • Serve as health and wellness lifestyle coach for patients with abnormal values in partnership with SEARHC providers and as directed.
  • Work with the local Clinic staff and Health Promotion team to recruit and screen for Chronic Disease risk factors such as blood pressure, A1c, glucose levels and/or lifestyle choices. This may include performing biometric screening which includes finger poke for cholesterol, glucose, and A1c readings. This position may require one-on-one individual client counseling as well as group counseling related to Chronic Disease risk factors.
  • Partner with existing Health Promotion programs to locally recruit and provide evidence based and promising prevention interventions.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health policies in the local community.
  • Provide monthly reports and conduct evaluation activities as requested.       
  • Other duties as assigned.   

 

Baseline Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, School Health, Health Sciences or in a related field from an accredited school

OR

  • 4 years of progressively responsible, relevant, health promotion or related experience (paid or volunteer).
  • 1 year of progressively responsible, relevant, health promotion or related experience (paid or volunteer). Relevant education (beyond the minimum required) may be exchanged on a year for year basis for required experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Non-smoker.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations occasionally.

 

Other Information

At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

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