Duplin County NC

PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR II

DEPARTMENT:     Health

SALARY:                  Grade 63                  Starting Salary:   $13.2712 Hourly / $27,604 Annually

OPENING DATE:  July 5, 2019         OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLY AT:  Duplin County Personnel Office
                      County Administration Building
                      224 Seminary Street
                      Kenansville, NC  28349

                     9l0/296-2174

                    “Equal Opportunity Employer”   

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the health education and promotion of the Employee Wellness program and provide employee wellness coaching and to perform the duties of the Healthy Communities Coordinator for Agreement Addendum 886.  This employee must stay current and have a working knowledge of health promotion and health education. This position requires an advanced, professional level of public health education with the primary responsibility of planning and implementation of quality, comprehensive health education programs including the proper selection and use of educational methods and materials.  Work involves planning and conducting workshops, conferences, and patient educational sessions designed to define and promote patient and community health.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

60%         Employee Wellness

  • Coordinates employee participation in the Employee Wellness Programs through health coaching, establishing and documenting long and short-term goals, monitoring the goals, and providing feedback on goal completion to the employee.
  • Reviews lab work and biometrics with employees for Health Risk Assessment.
  • Refers clients to FNP, MD, Nutritionist, or other Health Department services as indicated.
  • Provides instruction for employees on use of gym equipment.
  • Assists employee on exercise program to meet individual’s goals and needs.
  • Identifies attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors of individuals in order to develop adequate health education programs for the county employees and dependents.
  • Coordinates employee assessments and educational sessions with departments and providers.
  • Completes statistical information based on employee assessments.
  • Designs, promotes and executes wellness program activities including Health Risk Assessment programs, health fair and biometric screening events and health educational material support.
  • Supports data collection and reporting of wellness program metrics.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation recording complete, concise and meaningful information as a means of keeping other health team professionals informed of progress, goal completion, expected outcomes, current status, and all other communications.
  • Develops, plans, organizes, coordinates, promotes, implements, evaluates and revises employee health and wellness programs.
  • Writes the employee wellness newsletter.

35%         Health Education / Promotion

  • Selects priorities for Healthy Communities Agreement Addendum.
  • Completes Health Communities projects within program deadlines.
  • May participate in budget planning for Health Communities Agreement Addendum.
  • Completes Health Communities reports and submits within program guidelines.
  • Assists other public health personnel in planning and carrying out the educational components of agency programs.
  • Develops and implements appropriate classes, handouts, surveys, evaluations, newsletters and bulletin boards as needed to address community health priorities.
  • Researches, drafts, implements, and evaluates health standards and protocols.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepares, selects, assembles and distributes health educational and informational material to local agencies, organizations, and other individuals/groups as requested.
  • Provides advice and direction, upon request, to organizations interested in promoting individual and/or community health.
  • Participates in the Community Health Assessment.
  • Serves as the Chair STAR Safety Committee and on other Health Department Committees as requested.
  • Stays informed of current trends in public health and employee wellness by attending continuous education opportunities that promote professional and personal growth.
  • Promotes tobacco cessation education and programs to worksites, schools, faith community, health care industry and the community.
  • Advises and assists other public health personnel in planning and carrying out the educational components of agency programs.
  • Establishes and maintains confidential records according to agency policy and HIPAA.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Health Education or in Public Health Education; or
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health education and two years of experience in public health; or
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of experience in public health education; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.