Health Educator in Denver, Colorado

Denver Health

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Job Summary

Under general supervision, serve as Health Educator, Sexual &
Reproductive Health (SRH), delivering one-on-one client-centered health
education on sexual and reproductive health concepts in community and
school-based health centers (SBHCs). Primary duties are providing family
planning services including counseling patients on a broad array of
contraceptive methods (e.g., IUD, pills, implant, depo, ring,
emergency contraception, condoms, FAM, etc.), tailoring appropriate
health education messages to meet diverse patient needs, providing STI
education and screening, providing pregnancy testing, and offering
pregnancy options counseling. Participate in SRH program planning,
implementation, and evaluation efforts. Provide support to and establish a
learning alliance with health education staff to increase professional

Essential Functions:

Provides 1:1 SRH health education (HE) services to patient population
within DH community and school-based health centers. (10%)
Within health education visits, apply education skills and techniques
(e.g., Motivational Interviewing, PATH Framework). (10%)
Complete urine pregnancy test and/or vital signs
certification/competencies, as assigned. (10%)
Participate in data collection, program planning, goal setting, and
quality improvement activities. (10%)
Assist with planning and facilitation of SBHC-CHS educator meetings, peer
training and /or related health education events. (10%)
Learn and adhere to confidentiality and practice standards set forth by Denver
Health, Title X Family Planning, HIPAA, state and federal regulations,
etc. (10%)
Learn and understand program procedures and policies set forth by the State of
Colorado, Denver Health, and/or Denver Public Schools regarding
reporting including, but not limited to, cases of assault, abuse, and neglect.
Complete and/or meet all applicable clinical competency standards. (5%)
Maintain strict adherence to all procedures and policies including, but not
limited to, infection prevention, patient safety goals, and protecting
patient confidentiality set forth by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations. (5%)
Health educator who has graduated from an accredited program in Medical
Assisting can administer injections as ordered and directed by supervising
provider, including, but not limited to, Depo Provera. (5%)
Empathize with clients and put them at ease, even (especially) when
there are cultural differences or communication barriers. (5%)
Participates as a member of the care team by asking for additional tasks
and/or helping others when not busy. (5%)
Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a
manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who
care/service is being provided; support DH efforts to provide equitable
and inclusive care for our patients, employees, and community. (5%)

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, human services, health sciences,
psychology, sociology or related field. Required or
High School Diploma or GED and 7 years of related experience. Required
Work Experience:

Typically, 3 years direct health education experience Required and
1-2 years conducting behavior change and/or health education sessions with
adolescents and adults.
Required and
Experience with evidence-based health programs, confidential visits, and
caseload management preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrates working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word,
Outlook, PowerPoint).
Experience using electronic health record (EHR) systems preferred.
Knowledge of and experience delivering comprehensive sexual health education
including LGBTQ affirming care.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a team player who can work
collaboratively in a clinic-based setting.
Skilled in problem-solving and identifying opportunities to improve health
education services for youth and adults.
Demonstrated ability as a self-starter who can prioritize and conduct multiple
Proficiency in Spanish required for some positions.
Demonstrates working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word,
Outlook, PowerPoint).
Experience using electronic health record (EHR) systems preferred.


Work TypePartial Year (Ten… For full info follow application link.

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