Monday, August 13, 2012

Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Community Health and Wellness

Below is a job posting from Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Program Coordinator, Community Health and Wellness
JOB SUMMARY: 
· Plans, manages, organizes, develops and implements Hospital community education programs, community health partnerships, health fairs, and special events such as road races, family festivals, community events, screenings, and teach education classes throughout the community.
· Operates all senior services, classes, and ongoing programs.
· Align and coordinate community health improvement health initiatives with hospital strategic plan
· Assists Department Director with the planning, organization, development & implementation of Hospital community education programs, community health partnerships, health fairs, and special events such as road races, family festivals, community events, screenings, and teach education classes throughout the community.

POSITION RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Department Director, Community Health and Wellness
Positions Supervised: May have functional supervision of volunteers/interns supporting CHW projects/programs/health initiatives.
Supervise CHW instructors, interns, volunteers and high school students.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES:
BA/BS in Community Health Education, Community Development, or Health Sciences.  
MPH/MA/MS preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:
CPR

EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:
· At least one year of related health education and community development or programming experience
· Minimum of two(2) year experience in a public health or wellness program
· Minimum of two (2) year experience in a marketing or business development position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Intermediate computer/word processing skills: PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
· Familiarity with health & fitness needs of geriatric, adult and adolescent age groups.
· Ability to communicate via written documentation, telephone, computer, and directly.
· Ability to use a blood pressure cuff and conduct Blood Pressure screenings and ability to screen for body fat composition
· Independently conduct Cholesterol Screenings using Cholestec LDX
· Works well with all ages (children, young adults, geriatrics)
· Ability to organize and teach Safe Sitter classes on and off campus
· Work independently and exercise good judgment
· Requires driving skills
· Proficient in a second language

WORKING CONDITIONS: 
Normal office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work is fast paced and hectic at times due to scheduled events, meetings, telephone calls and visitors. May be subject to irregular hours, including evening and weekend hours.Subject to exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other hazardous materials. The incumbent is expected to adhere to the Hospital’s Drug and Smoke Free work environment and to adhere to OSHA mandates and precautionary measures. Frequent driving in the community is required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift supplies and/or equipment up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UNIFORM/DRESS REQUIREMENTS:
Each employee is a representative of Suburban Hospital and, by his/her appearance, communicates to each customer the commitment of the Hospital to quality, professional, and service-oriented health care.  Employees must understand and abide by hospital-wide and department-specific dress code requirements as per HR Dress Code Policy.


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