COMMUNITY OPIOID INTERVENTION & PREVENTION HEALTH EDUCATOR
The Community Opioid Intervention & Prevention (COIP) Health Educator is responsible for teaching people about behaviors that promote health and wellness in the Indian Health Board (IHB) community and reduce and prevent opioid use. The COIP Health Educator is also responsible for the learning experiences that provide individuals served by IHB the opportunity to make appropriate health decisions. The COIP Health Educator will use appropriate strategies, and methods to facilitate health promotion and opioid use prevention/intervention. They must have a thorough understanding of the diverse populations served by IHB.
- Plan, organize and deliver the educational components of opioid intervention & prevention and activities within the community.
- Conduct COIP education with patients and their families in various settings to include time spent in the community such as attending community events and powwows. Approximately 50% or more of educational activities will be conducted in the community setting.
- Implement and manage COIP education strategies, interventions and programs.
- Assess patient needs for COIP education, including readiness for change.
- Help develop, identify, implement and improve patient education material and other tools that encourage healthy decisions and community opioid intervention and prevention.
- Translate medical language and concepts into clear, simple and understandable information for patients to maximize the potential for them to take reasonable action.
- Develop, monitor and assess COIP communication interventions and policies.
- Maintains patient confidentiality and documents (office visits and community) patient education specific to COIP in the electronic health record.
- Work collaboratively with IHB staff to coordinate activities associated with COIP health and wellness.
- Collaborate with practitioners to host/co-host educational classes for Native American families and youth.
- Provides excellent customer service to patients, peers, leadership, and community partners.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and educational materials per grant work plan and aid Recovery Service Director in developing a family focused, culturally relevant assessment for screening.
- Assist with training health program and clinic staff for core competency and health care specific content as needed.
- Position will work with the Recovery Services Director to collect and compile data for grant reporting.
- Participate in Performance Improvement activities as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Actively participates and works positively, flexibly and cooperatively in a team effort to accomplish the goals of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.
- Manages time effectively and prioritizes task completion to meet deadlines
- Analyzes situations and solves problems.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of and respect for American Indian cultures and other cultures served by IHB.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Access, and Project
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in a health education or related field from an accredited institution
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record
- Experience working with American Indian communities
- Experience and knowledge in working with opioid prevention and intervention
- Knowledge of American Indian history and Cultural Traditions
- Familiar with local resources preferred
- Experience with providing training, coaching, or health education
- Proven ability to lead outcome based activities.
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Detail-orientated and self-motivated
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and educational materials
- Strong organizational and clerical skills, including use of PC, Excel, Word and EMR
- Ability to show initiative and solve problems, manage one or more projects, be accurate and attentive to deadlines while working independently
- Excellent networking, leadership ,verbal and written communication skills
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items and driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.