Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Educator Positions w/Cherokee Nation

Evaluates the effectiveness of health education and health promotion programs in the community.

Develops plans to assess achievement of program objectives. Establishes a realistic scope of evaluation efforts. Selects appropriate methods for evaluating program effectiveness. Carries out evaluation plans. Facilitates administration of the tests and activities specified in the plan. Analyzes evaluation data. Interprets results of program evaluation. Infers implications from findings for future program planning. Recommends strategies for implementing results of evaluation.

Coordinates provision of health education and health promotions resources.      

Develops a plan for coordinating health promotions services. Formulates modes of collaboration among internal and external entities. Organizes in-service training for community members and other interested personnel. Identifies gaps, overlaps, and duplications in the provision of collaborative health services. Suggests approaches for integrating health education within existing health programs. Develops plans for promoting collaborative efforts among health agencies and organizations with mutual interests.

Acts as a resource person in health education and health promotion issues for others internal and external contacts.

Accesses principal on-line and other database health information resources. Establishes effective consultative relationships with those requesting assistance in solving health-related problems.

Interprets and responds to requests for health information. Employs a wide range of approaches in referring requesters to valid sources of health information. Selects effective educational resource materials for dissemination. Assembles culturally relevant educational materials of value to the health of communities.

Communicates health education and health promotion-related needs and concerns.

Interprets concepts, purposes and theories of health promotion. Predicts the impact of societal value systems on health education programs. Utilizes a wide range of techniques for communicating health promotion and health education information. Fosters communication between health care providers and consumers. Acts as a liaison between communities and clinics. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory responsibility.

Qualifications

Public Health Educator I – $15.39 hr

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university in Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Social Work; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

No additional experience is required.

Public Health Educator II – $16.68 hr

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university in Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Social Work or related field; no substitutions.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

An additional three (3) years experience is required.

Public Health Educator III – $17.76 hr

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university in Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Social Work, or related field; no substitutions.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

An additional five (5) years experience is required.

Public Health Educator IV – $19.13 hr

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Social Work, or related field; no substitutions.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

An additional five (5) years experience is required.

FOR ALL LEVELS

COMPUTER SKILLS

An individual should have knowledge of Database software; Design software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Prefer a Certified Health Education Specialist.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must have knowledge of Cherokee customs, language and culture and be familiar with medical terminology.  Must also have experience with computer databases, word processing and statistical and graphic design software. Must possess strong organizational, presentation,and public relations skills.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for childcare.  Employee must not be and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIG’s Cumulative Sanction Report or the GSA’s List of Excluded Providers; or listed on the OIG’s list of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Position is grant funded and employment is contingent upon funding availability.

Term of Grant: 09/23/2020– 07/31/2022

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