Wellness Education Specialist
In collaboration with internal and external resources, the Wellness Education Specialist is a consultant that develops and maintains programs that promote healthy behavior change and health education, supporting population health initiatives. The Wellness Education Specialist assesses, coordinates, implements and evaluates programming relative to designated focus areas to ensure the goals and objectives of the department are accomplished within prescribed time frames and budget parameters. Programming is accomplished in consideration of corporate initiatives that may include Systems of Excellence, disease management, and service line development. The Wellness Education Specialist also assists in the coordination of health risk appraisal assessments, conducting health screens and wellness coaching.
Provides leadership and advocacy, and serves as a consultant within the organization and community, planning and implementing wellness programming and special events guided by the spirit of collaboration and cooperation.
Designs, plans and implements programs in health & wellness and in collaboration with other key staff. This includes wellness coaching and teaching classes that involve employees, patients and the community.
Facilitate Gundersen Health System's initiatives related to employee wellness activities and population health including creating and distributing promotional and educational materials.
Represent Gundersen Health System and participate in designated community organizations/committees related to focus areas; develop and strengthen external collaborations and partnerships.
Serve as liaison to designated patient service team.
Conduct on-site worksite biometric screening, at times during non-traditional business hours including early morning, including point of care testing throughout the Gundersen service area, maintaining an effective screening process that provides user-friendly results for the employee and meaningful reporting for the employer.
Point of care and blood pressure testing proficiency.
For Office of Population Health only - completes Wellness Coaching education within the first year of hire and any additional education required for area of responsibility which may include nicotine cessation, Hearthmath and/or disease specific training.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Adult (18 - 64 years)|
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Bachelor's degree in Health Education a related field |
|Desired||Master's degree in a related field |
|Required||5-7 years experience as a health educator or related role; demonstrated program planning, implementation and evaluation.|
|Desired||1 year experience in corporate wellness with demonstrated outcomes.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||excellent oral and written communication skills|
|Communication||understand written and oral instructions|
|General - All Positions||work effectively under stress|
|General - All Positions||use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|General - All Positions||work independently with minimal supervision|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||adapt to a changing work environment|
|Leadership||plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines|
|Leadership||problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be flexible|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||make decisions which have significant impact on the department's credibility, operations and services|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes within three months of hire and |
Valid Driver's License (DL)
|Desired||Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) |
Wellness Council of America Certification (WELCOA)
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Static Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Driving||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Stooping/Bending||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Squatting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Climbing Stair||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Lifting - Other||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Other:||Number of lbs:|
|Subject to atmospheric conditions.|
Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
Subject to inside environmental conditions.
Subject to outside environmental conditions.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
|Wellness Education Specialist|
Equal Opportunity Employer