Sr Health Educator, Employee Wellness

Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center Sacramento, CA
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January 25, 2023
Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Provides high quality and cost effective project management, consulting, or technical expertise in a specific area of health education. Develops and implements local and region wide integration of health education programs, services and systems which may bridge multiple departments or facilities. Manages complex health education services, promoting the continuum of care.


Essential Functions:

• Consults with physicians and staff to promote and integrate high quality, evidence-based approaches to health education services in the clinical setting. Manages a variety of health education services, including establishing effective referral systems and marketing, monitoring quality documentation and reporting, and facilitating use of community services.

• Conducts needs assessments, designs, implements, and evaluates health education programs including integration into technology based modalities (such as webinars, video visits) to provide quality and cost-effective health education services. Participates in establishing department strategic goals and priorities.

• Recruits, hires, evaluates, and supervises health education staff. Develops and recommends high quality, culturally appropriate health education materials, tools and services, and integrates these within the clinical setting.

• May provide group or one-to-one health education services to members and the community. May develop and monitor project budgets. Prepares grants, proposals, and financial reports as required.

• Specializes in a specific area of health education (e.g., HIV, nutrition, behavioral health, chronic disease, health promotion) as required. Other duties as assigned.


Secondary Function:

  • Hybrid Onsite Required & Remote, flexible schedule from early am - early evening and occasional weekend work (rare). Multi-sites in Sac/Ros area.

  • Prefer MPH/CHES, healthcare wellness program & event R&D, implementation, training & eval. Health behavior change & facilitation skills w/physicians. 

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of directly related work experience in health education.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in design and coordination of health education services.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience leading/consulting with multiple stakeholders for colloborative problem solving, decision making and evaluation.
- Master's degree in public or community health, behavioral sciences, or related field required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A

Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated knowledge of behavior change, adult learning, group process theory and their applications.
- Demonstrated competency in applying evidence-based approaches to program planning, development, integration into care & evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability to apply cultural competence and health literacy to projects or programs for diverse communities.
- Project mangement experience.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge of PC applications - presentation, document and analytical software programs.
- Familiar with using social media.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in managing staff and budget management preferred.


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