Health Educators promote access to services, provide health education and assist patients in navigating the health care and social services systems.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and delivers health education for Child Development Watch patients and families.
Creates connections between vulnerable populations, the health care system and community/state resources.
Assists patients at ChristianaCare Child Development Watch.
Helps patients identify issues affecting their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
Facilitates healthcare and social service system navigation.
Educates staff, health providers and stakeholders about patient needs.
Provides culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention.
Advocates for underserved individuals to receive appropriate services.
Collects data and works with leadership in preparing reports.
Maintains professional competence by participating in local and national training sessions and conferences.
Works collaboratively and effectively within a team.
Establishes positive, supportive relationships with participants and provides feedback to other members of the Child Development Watch team.
Builds and maintains positive working relationships with the patients, providers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff, from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Participates in regular program and department meetings.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Perform other related duties as assigned and required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree preferred. One-year community and patient experience preferred. Computer experience required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required. Bi-lingual language skills are preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge and skills to provide education appropriate to target audiences.
Knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge base in health education.
Effective verbal skills to reach diverse racial, socio-economic and literacy levels of target audiences.
Flexibility to adapt to a variety of program schedules, physical settings and target audiences.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Computer skills (MS Office, MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail desirable)
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Ability to prioritize work assignments
Internal Number: JR52665
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.