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Health Educator - International Community Health Services (ICHS)

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: June 4, 2017
Job #11404
Posted: May 4, 2017


This position provides both clinic and community education at ICHS clinics, which includes individual and group level education, community presentations and in-service training for staff. This position requires a multi-cultural, community-based approach to health education with a focus on chronic disease conditions and reproductive health.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Educate and counsel patients on health promotion with disease specific conditions that promote self-management of chronic disease and healthy lifestyle practices.
  2. Educate, counsel and provide reproductive health, birth control options, risk reduction counseling and healthy relationships support.
  3. Document patient visit in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other tracking systems per agency compliance and HIPAA requirements.
  4. Provide individual, group level interventions, and referrals to community-based support services.
  5. Develop and update patient education and staff development materials that incorporate literacy, cultural competency principles for an audience with limited English proficiency.
  6. Use behavioral change strategies and interventions that include motivational interviewing, readiness to change, self-management education health belief model and adult learning theories.
  7. Collect required data and information to complete monthly and annual reports; assist with creating report and data collection systems that work with the electronic medical records and manual record systems to meet agency and program reporting requirements.
  8. Develop and use various outreach strategies to assess community needs and to increase access to ICHS services.
  9. Provide population management support to patients with chronic diseases (such as, but not limited to hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis B).
  10. Participate and work on special projects, agency events, and health fairs in consultation with supervisor.
  11. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, work plans, performance measures, and continuous improvement of service delivery to assist in attaining the program, department and/or agency initiatives, goals strategies and mission through the spirit of service, teamwork and respect.
  12. Follow all Safety and Health guidelines, practices, standards, policies and procedures; and actively support the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks.
  13. Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ICHS policies and procedures.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Education – Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health specialty, social work or related field. Educational, counseling or teaching experience preferably in a health care setting may be substituted year for year for the education requirement.  
  2. Experience – Two years’ experience providing individual or community health education. Proficient computer skills.
  3. Other Requirements – Valid Washington State driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle. Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese language skills preferred.

Application Procedure

Application packets are available at all ICHS locations or online at  Send application and resume to: ICHS, Attn: Human Resources, P O Box 3007, Seattle, WA 98114-3007 or Fax: 206-490-4011 or email:

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