HEALTH EDUCATOR

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $65,430.72 - $76,993.20 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING START DATE:
March 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.

EXAM NUMBER:
Y4848I

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Plans, implements, directs, coordinates, and evaluates community health education programs in a specific health subject within an assigned service planning area.

Essential Job Functions

Determines community needs for public health education programs through investigation and evaluation of factors such as available health resources, communication systems, political and socio-cultural influences, housing, and the levels of income and education of the service planning area residents.

Establishes priorities for the solution of community health education problems by planning and developing public health education programs through the application of health education methods and procedures, and in collaboration with targeted communities.

Assists community-based organizations, medical providers, schools, public health personnel, and other County departments in recognizing and evaluating conditions contributing to poor health, planning program activities, selecting and utilizing public and private health resources, and motivating others in the community to lead and participate in improving their health status.

Implements health education programs by utilizing broad ranges of methods and techniques in collaboration with service planning area, county-wide programs, academia, and target communities to meet the public health needs through activities such as developing and and disseminating health education materials and speaking to groups on health related topics.

Meets and contacts a variety of community stakeholders such as teachers, community group leaders, health officers, public health nurses, social workers, and others at various levels in the community in order to gain their support and cooperation in planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating health education programs, and in coordinating their related health education program activities.

Maintains contact with public and private agencies, community organizations, and professional groups to enlist community participation and support for health education activities in a service planning area.

Provides expertise in health education methods by collaborating with service planning area staff to develop and conduct patient health education programs and in-service education programs for service planning area personnel.

Coordinates the volunteer activities within a service planning area by recruiting volunteers, maintaining records of volunteer participation, and coordinating volunteer recognition programs.

Evaluates whether health education programs meet objectives and adequately impact the target population's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and behaviors by utilizing appropriate data collection methods such as pre and post-examinations, focus groups, surveys, and questionnaires, and by measuring the attendance at events in response to publicity campaigns and ultimately, the improvement of those conditions among service planning area residents which require the participation of a Health Educator. Refers to evaluation findings and community input for future program planning and policy development.

Evaluates the literacy levels of target population and the appropriateness of resource materials.

Advises Area Health Officers and other administrative staff in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of health education priorities for the service planning area.

Oversee the activities of Health Education Assistants or other non-professional staff as needed.

Recruit and oversee undergraduate and graduate health education students for internships or practicum for a specific program or service planning area as needed.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: California Law requires a Master's* Degree from a program of study accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health with specialization in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or equivalent.

LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the desirable qualification in excess of the Minimum Requirements.
  • Experience providing health education services to women of reproductive age, focusing on subjects such as contraceptive methods, family planning, prenatal and postpartum care, and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Experience providing health education services to the adult patient population in health centers and clinics, focusing on chronic disease self-management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree under the Minimum Requirements, you MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This exam will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THIS EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as received" and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting Eligible Register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
AHSU3@DHS.LACOUNTY.GOV
Phone: (323) 914-7828
Fax: (323) 869-0942

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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