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Senior Health Education Specialist- MediCal

Company: Health Net of California
Location: Chico
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Job Description:

Description: Position Purpose: The Senior Health Education Specialist has responsibility for the planning, coordination and administration of health education programs and services in the respective county as well as statewide. Provides coordination, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs for Medi-Cal. Assists in the implementation and evaluation of specific Medi-Cal health education group and individual needs assessments, programs and interventions. Develops and evaluates written health education materials and curricula. Provides oversight of contracted Participating Provider Groups (PPG's), IPAs and medical groups' delivery of health education services.

  • Manages, oversees and monitors all health education programs and services in respective county(s).
  • Maintains respective compliance with the Department of Health Services (DHS) contract.
  • Submits required reports and maintains county compliance with contract if respective county is the sub-contracting agency.
  • Plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates health education activities.
  • Coordinates, teaches, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families members.
  • Plans and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of specific Medi-Cal health education group and individual needs assessments, programs and interventions.
  • Assists with recruiting, hiring and training of supplemental employees. Oversees supplemental employee duties and tasks.
  • Develops and evaluates written health education materials and curricula for a diverse ethnic and cultural membership.
  • Assists in the development of department policy, procedures, and protocols.
  • Collaborates with community-based organizations to provide health education classes and programs.
  • Participates in community partnerships with local county health departments, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, committees and coalitions.
  • Participates in interdepartmental meetings and projects.
  • Assists in state wide health education projects.
  • Assists contracted IPA and Medical Groups and individual providers to comply with DOC and DHS requirements and Health Net's health education guidelines.
  • Organizes special events, activities and facilitator training.
  • Researches and maintains new health education resources and information.
  • Writes and Submits monthly and quarterly reports. Qualifications: Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Health Science or related field required; Master's degree in Public Health or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with multicultural/multilingual populations.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs for Medi-Cal populations.
  • Experience with managed care.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Highly Preferred.-- ***This position will require 30-40% travel within your assigned county.--

Keywords: Health Net of California, Chico , Senior Health Education Specialist- MediCal, Education / Teaching , Chico, California

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