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Community Health Educator - Woodstock, Full-time, Days

Location Woodstock, Illinois Business Unit Woodstock Hospital Job REQID 32189 Job Function Patient Education Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Scheduling Needs: 10:00am to 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00am-2:00pm on Fridays.  Occasional weekend hours and other hours as required due to patient needs.

Prepare and deliver weekly behavioral groups to coach patients on making lifestyle health changes using an empirical, data-driven approach. Different types of patient groups include: The Phase 1 (active weight-loss classes), The Phase 2 (Maintenance) classes for patients who have completed Phase 1, Quickstart Classes for patients just entering the HMR Weight Loss Program at Centegra Health System, Information Sessions, other special groups as needed. HMR at Home Quick Start calls. Maintains timely record keeping of individual and group summary data on all active patients. Follows up with current patients via telephone, email and periodic individual meetings to check in on program progress and compliance. Promotes quality patient care. Communicates regularly with the staff to promote a more consistent, integrated and effective program. Collaboration with multi-disciplinary team. Attend national HMR trainings to stay current with the latest treatment methodologies. Administrative Responsibilities: Attend meetings to discuss administrative and patient care issues. Compile a patient agenda for discussion at weekly patient care meetings. Coordinate and compile clinic behavioral data (monthly & annually). Be availability for marketing and promotion of medical weight loss to internal and external stakeholders. Participate in marketing efforts. Share responsibility with all staff to answer phones, respond to email and digital inquiries and other clinic duties. This position integrates the CHS values of genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit into each of the responsibilities of this job and daily communication with all customers. Adhere to and is responsible for the safety standards of CHS including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis. Maintain confidentiality for our patients and their families as outlined in the CHS Patient Confidentiality Policy and shows the same level of respect for every Associate with CHS. Performs other related duties as assigned. AA/EOE.


Required: High degree of professional demeanor, integrity and confidentiality. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to function in an independent role and exercise sound judgment. CurrentAHA BLS Providercertification required. High School Diploma or Associates degree in health-related science or education. Evenings required and some weekends may be required. Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people using good judgment. Preferred: Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, mindfulness based and other evidence based coaching techniques preferred. Bachelor degree in health-related science or education. 2+ years of prior healthcare experience. Experience working in medical weight loss clinics.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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