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Job No. 142675

  • Job Title:
  • PS Health Educator
  • Employer:
  • University of Utah
  • Location:
  • Salt Lake City , UT
  • Posting Date:
  • 26-Jun-2020
  • Description:
  • Job Summary
    Our research team, led by Dr. Yelena Wu, is seeking an energetic individual to work with us as the primary interventionist for an extramurally-funded research study. This individual will be trained to deliver health behavior interventions for families with an elevated risk for skin cancer. The team is looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, can work effectively in a team setting, is self-directed, and has a flexible work schedule.

    This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at HCI if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

    The primary responsibilities as part of this position are to:

    1) Meet with families (parent and child) via video call to deliver protocolized behavioral interventions targeting skin cancer prevention among children.
    2) Complete research-related processes to ensure integrity of the overall research study
    3) Have flexibility in scheduling to accommodate families’ needs, including evening and/or weekend times.
    4) Meet with the study team on a weekly basis to receive feedback on completed intervention sessions

    The position could also include opportunities to work on other research studies led by the team, assist with data cleaning and analysis, and assist with findings write-up for publications and presentations.
    Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

    Minimum Qualifications
    There are two levels in the Health Educator position.

    Health Educator I: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field. Ability to demonstrate entry level competence in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Eduction or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.

    Health Educator II: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field, and four or more years of health education experience. Must also possess and maintain certification as a CHES, MCHES, or CPH. Ability to demonstrate working-level professional knowledge in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Education or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.

    Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required.

    Training in a specific health area may be preferred.

    This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

    Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field or equivalent, or demonstrated relevant experience. Prior experience delivering heath interventions, implementing patient-centered research, or a background in behavioral sciences preferred.

    Type Benefited Staff
    Special Instructions Summary
    Applicants should submit a cover letter as part of their application.

    Additional Information

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
    To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • United States
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