Job Description

 

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:   The Health Educator provides individual instructions and classes to patients on specified diseases/conditions and consultative services to nursing and medical staff for patient teaching problems. The Health Educator will serve vulverable populations in the community that mayexperience homelessness, food insecurity, and other social determinants of health

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education or Related field.

Work Experience:  One (1) year experience in design and implementing health education programs and teaching health education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:   
Communication Skills:
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Preferred:  Languages:  Spanish 
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills:
Analytical, Medical Terms

Work Schedule:  Flexible

Other Requirements:  Must have reliable automobile.

Application Instructions

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