Community Health Education Coordinator

Job ID
2020-135795
Employment Type
Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental
Department
Community Health Initiatives
Hours / Pay Period
24
Facility
St Josephs Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Based upon business need
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-STOCKTON

Overview

St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St. Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St. Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:
 

The Community Health Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and delivering community health education programs as part of St. Joseph's Community Health department. The Coordinator promotes, organizes and conducts community outreach and education classes, health fairs and other events in the hospital's community benefits service area. The coordinator prepares and delivers presentations that meet the goals and objectives for various programs. Services are provided to a diverse population and the work includes outreach in low-income and underserved communities. While conducting outreach and education, the Coordinator also evaluates health related needs and assists community members to access appropriate health-related programs. In order to engage SJMC patients in community health programs that will support their recovery, the Coordinator will also engage with patients while in the hospital and follow-up with them post-discharge. The Coordinator must maintain positive interaction with Medical Center departments, staff, volunteers, and community members. The Coordinator will also collaborate with community based organizations to outreach and provide health education programs. For community based organizations that are receiving funding from St. Joseph's, the Coordinator will monitor their performance on program objectives and report results to the Community Health department management. The Coordinator will also provide feedback and instruction to community based organizations to assist them in improving their program performance. The Coordinator must maintain appropriate documentation of services provided, maintain budget parameters, and complete required reports for St Joseph's Medical Center. The position may require coordinating program activities from multiple grant and funding organizations. Administrative tasks include scheduling classes, securing locations for health education events, coordinating with other programs and agencies, contacting patients and community members by phone and mail, and tracking services provided along with outcomes, The Coordinator will represent SJMC in meetings within the community and is responsible for submitting project data and outcomes. The Coordinator will also complete other assigned tasks and assist with additional community health programs based on department needs. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support the Organization's strategic plan and the community benefit goals.

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

 

  • Minimum of one (1) year Community Outreach experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in addressing health disparities.
  • Competency in writing skills, computer skills, and public speaking.
  • Cultural competency to provide effective outreach to one of the major underserved populations of the area.
  • Training related to public health issues and effective approaches for community health improvement.
  • Independent thinking, flexible and self-directed.
  • Comfortable working in underserved communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of community needs and existing health resources.

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Networking experience with community based organizations desired.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or one of the threshold languages of San Joaquin County preferred.
  • Familiar with statistics, quality improvement methodology, and adult learning principles a plus.

 

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