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Member Health Educator

Date: 08/21/2015

Description: Under the direction of the Kern Health Systems (KHS) Health Education, Disease Management and Cultural & Linguistics Manager, the Member Health Educator will coordinate and promote activities related to health education, cultural linguistics and disease management. Education is defined as those activities that promote an enhanced understanding of access and utilization of KHS Plan services as well as increasing the knowledge of disease processes and disease control in members identified with the need. The Member Health Educator will coordinate the KHS Member Health Education and Cultural and Linguistics Programs following the guidelines and standards set down by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and monitor the effectiveness of that program through Quality Improvement data collection and interpretation. The KHS Member Health Educator will assist in coordination efforts with the Quality Improvement Department to plan, implement, and promote a member disease management programs. The KHS Member Health Educator will participate in coordination efforts with KHS Provider Relations, Member Services, and Marketing to plan and implement an integrated orientation program and design written materials to inform and promote Plan services, cultural and linguistics and educational programs. This position will assist Provider Relations and the Health Education, Disease Management and Cultural & Linguistics Manager in maintaining the member education network composed of contracted providers, existing community programs and internal classes that will function to deliver a comprehensive Member Health Education Program to the membership of Kern Health Systems. This position will also assist, coordinate, and promote provider education, cultural competency and linguistic sensitivity through several avenues such as provider education forums, provider bulletins and/or provider visits.

Requirements: Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health or related field required. Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred. Possession of a valid California Driver's license and State required auto liability insurance.  Two years experience as a Health Educator with exposure to the design and structure of a comprehensive Member Health Education and Cultural and Linguistic Program. Experience in a public health and/or culturally diverse health care setting preferred.  Plan, coordinate, implement and report all aspects of the Plan Health Education and Cultural and Linguistics program; prepare concise reports; communicate effectively interdepartmentally and with contract providers, provider physicians and community agencies; maintain proper documentation and confidentiality on member or Plan activities; publicly represent KHS at official functions.  Quality Improvement programs for monitoring effectiveness of educational programs. NCQA and HEDIS standards and data collection, pertaining to Health Education, cultural and linguistics and disease management. Community based educational programs and other local resources.  Valid California Driver License and proof of State required auto liability.

We have an excellent benefit package to include: health care, dental, life, 457b and 401a plan, and other supplemental benefits.  As a condition of employment, a satisfactory drug test and background check are required. E.O.E.

Req# 327-15