Health Educator/LPN

Employee · Chardon, Ohio
Department Employee
Employment Type Full-Time

POSITION TITLE: Health Educator/LPN


This position reports to the Director of Population Health

Employment Status: Full-Time

Normal Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Civil Service Status: Classified

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay: Hourly

Hourly Rate Range: $19.7100 - $25.7200 (FTE $40,900-$53,500)


POSITION INTRODUCTION

As a member of the Population Health Team, the Health Educator/LPN reports to the Director of Population Health. The goal of Population Health is to promote health for all through the promotion of healthy behaviors and circumstances, the reduction of personal and environmental threats to health, community-based health planning and education, and emergency response planning.  A Health Educator provides education and training as a strategy to achieve improved population health status. This position may be dependent upon funding through grants, i.e. this should typically be considered a “soft money funded” position.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health education and/or a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • LPN with a current Ohio license required
  • Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the district’s insurance policy.


REQUISITE PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDES:

The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Willingness to expand one’s knowledge base
  • Willingness to participate in workforce development
  • Willingness to participate in and/or lead agency-wide initiatives, including but not limited to the pursuit of national accreditation and participation in times of public health emergencies
  • Willingness to assist clients independent of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and or socioeconomic status


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Engage in planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing all activities associated with the grant funding for the position, assuring all grant deliverables are met on time.
  • Assist in grant seeking/writing
  • Assess the needs of the community, monitor wellness, and identify health issues; provide direct and indirect nursing services (including immunizations), and coordinate care with the appropriate resources.
  • Provide health and safety education to individuals, families, and groups within the community.
  • Work well independently or on individual assignments and cooperatively with team responsibilities.
  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite software competence (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and ability to learn new software applications as needed.
  • Drug screen and background check are required.
  • Coordinate and/or ensure that supplies, equipment, files, and client records are maintained in properly secured storage.
  • Participate as needed in an emergency response role and may be expected to respond to threats to the public’s health in accordance with Geauga Public Health’s Emergency Response Plan
  • Provide assistance as requested in the implementation and monitoring of the CHA and CHIP
  • Actively participate in the Population Health activities related to QI and Performance Management


ASSOCIATED PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES:

The following are intended to guide ongoing professional development


Analytical/Assessment Skills

  • Describes factors affecting the health of a community
  • Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information that can be used for assessing the health of a community
  • Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
  • Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
  • Uses quantitative and qualitative data

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • Contributes to development of program goals and objectives
  • Implements policies, programs, and services
  • Explains the importance of evaluations for improving policies, programs, and services
  • Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services
  • Applies strategies for continuous quality improvement

Communication Skills

  • Identifies the literacy of populations served
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency
  • Solicits input from individuals and organizations for improving the health of a community
  • Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches
  • Communicates information to influence behavior and improve health

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Describes the ways diversity may influence policies, programs, services, and the health of a community
  • Recognizes the contribution of diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community

Community Dimensions of Practice

  • Provides input for developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services
  • Informs the public about policies, programs, and resources that improve health in a community

Public Health Sciences

  • Identifies prominent events in the history of public health
  • Describes how public health sciences are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Describes government agencies with authority to impact the health of a community
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Motivates colleagues for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals
  • Describes program performance standards and measures
  • Uses performance management systems for program and organizational improvement

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
  • Contributes to development of a vision for a healthy community
  • Describes needs for professional development
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
  • Describes ways to improve individual and program performance

POSITION PERFORMANCE EVALUATION METRICS:

The following are among the metrics that will be used to evaluate the performance of the Sanitarian-in-Training.

  • Adheres to agency policies
  • Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures/Guidance (SOGs/SOPs)
  • Appropriate, constructive, professional communication used to identify and solve problems
  • Professional demeanor and courtesy when interacting with the public and other staff
  • Teamwork
  • Active Engagement in Quality Improvement and Performance Management Activities
  • Active Engagement in Workforce Development Activities


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  • Location
    Chardon, Ohio
  • Department
    Employee
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time