The Community Education Specialist provides health education, coordinates educational activities and develops programs which promote health and wellness for patients, families, or community groups.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Networks and collaborates on a regular basis with team members and other appropriate organizations which could include public and private educators, public officials, community agencies, or civic groupsto provide health and wellness information.
Plans, develops and conducts educational programs for patients or the community. Evaluates and revises these programs as needed to ensure they are meeting the needs of the public, patients and medical staff.
Utilizes program methodologies that encompass both traditional classroom and non-traditional informatics based educational processes.
Works collaboratively and professionally with external educators to develop and provide educational and information materials and with Public Affairs in coordinating press releases, public service advertisements (PSAs) and other public related activities.
Schedules and attends health and safety fairs and displays exhibits at professional conferences on a regular basis.
Works with internal and external sources to produce and distribute quarterly public and professional education newsletters.
Participates in committees and works with businesses to develop, implement and promote programs and provide information.
Maintains documentation of all public and professional education efforts in compliance with department, the Organization and regulatory agencies' requirements.
Markets community education programs internally and externally to ensure the public, patients and medical staff are aware of program resources.
Presents self as in a manner that promotes department services and facilitates other departments using the education programs.
Assists in community outreach programs, as required.
Performs needs assessment throughout the region and across age, ethnic and economic groups
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge specific to the area of department specialization including the social-ecological model of health behavior change and motivational interviewing.
Knowledge of education theories, principles, procedures and practices of secondary, adult or continuing education programs and their accrediting processes.
Knowledge of a variety of academic, occupational, vocational and career development resources.
Ability to interpret organizational directives, instructions and guidance, and make decisions and recommendations based on analysis.
Ability to gather, develop and analyze a variety of data and to make recommendations based on analysis.
Skill in the delivery of formal and informal presentations and briefings.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Bachelor's or 4 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!