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Job Title: Publc Health Educator
Job Number: 122193
Organization: Hawaii Department of Health/Disease Investigation Branch
Posted: 5/2/2018
Type: Part-time
Classification: Health Education
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Honolulu,  HI    USA
Compensation: up to $26,000
Position Description: The function of this position is to support the full range of epidemiologic surveillance and monitoring, investigation and public health education activities encompassed by the Disease Investigation Branch, Disease Surveillance and informatics Section. It is tasked with coordinating messaging via traditional/social media and other forms of communication on arboviral diseases in Hawaii, and boosting prevention efforts to reduce human infections caused by Zika, dengue, or chikungunya viruses.

Qualifications: EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in education, public health, nursing, medicine or a related field of study. Master’s Degree in public health education, community health education, or health promotion strongly recommended. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) desired. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Statewide Disease Investigation Branch program objectives, goals, and priorities, basic management principles as they relate to effective work organization and staff utilization. Some knowledge of Hawaii’s community, population, medical conditions(s). Knowledge of the relationships between own employing organization and partner organizations. Principles, practices, and techniques of public health education, modern developments and literature in the field of health education, community health problems, methods and techniques of disseminating health education information to the public and healthcare professionals. Awareness of how accurate data and information contributes to an understanding of the population’s health and well being. Awareness of models of, and approaches to, health improvement, e.g., health promotion, disease prevention, community development, social marketing, sustainability. ABILITIES: Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Ability to read written language at difference comprehension levels. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports utilizing different modes of media– computer, presentations (oral and written), by telephone, and video conference. Perform public speaking. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Plan, develop, and conduct training programs to small and large groups of professionals and of professionals. Have critical thinking skills in order to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to work under outbreak and response conditions and prioritize urgent needs from routine work.

Organization Description: The Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) is comprised of two branches: Disease Investigation (DIB), and the Immunization Branch. These programs work together to monitor, investigate, prevent, and control infectious diseases in Hawaii, especially those preventable through immunizations, and to ensure Hawaii’s ability to respond to emergencies that threaten the public’s health. Toward these goals, DOCD works to strengthen the relationships between the Department of Health (DOH) and other partners including laboratories, hospitals, schools, emergency response agencies, private organizations, and the military. The DIB is responsible for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Hawaii. This includes the detection, control and/or eradication of animal and vectorborne diseases transmissible to humans.

Closing Date: 8/2/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Corliss Yoshiura,  Publc Health Educator
Contact Location: P.O. Box 3378

Honolulu   HI  96813
USA
Contact Location: P.O. Box 3378
 
  Honolulu   HI  96813
  USA
Contact Phone: 808 586-6567 
Contact Fax: 808 586-6567
Contact Email: corliss.yoshiura@doh.hawaii.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: Submit completed State of Hawaii Application (https://heatlh.hawaii.gov/employement for NonCivil Service Appointment, CV, and three (3) references to: Corliss Yoshiura, DIB Secretary Disease Investigation Branch P.O. Box 3378 Honolulu, HI 96813. Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.

Additional Information: Travel May be required. LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States. This position is exempt. Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.” This is a 12-month appointment, federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the budget period beginning August 1, 2018. grant period, ending July 31, 2019. The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. HDOH supports a diverse multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equalopportunity at all levels, and creates an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination.

Web Site Delete Date: 8/2/2018