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Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Prenatal Health Educator
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UCLA Health | Venice, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Prenatal Health Educator is responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination and implementation of health education program(s) that focus on a variety of subjects related to perinatal services. These topics include prenatal education, physical and emotional chances of pregnancy, reproductive health education, car seat safety, and newborn/infant care education. Complete Intake Assessment for all new prenatal patients. Complete second and third trimester Reassessments and Postpartum Assessments for the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program. Provide appropriate referrals and ensure linkage for perinatal patients. Develop an education plan with each patient and update as needed. Provide education and support to patients when appropriate. Contact patients and remind them of their appointments. Maintain accurate and up to date information on each patient's chart. Advocate with primary care providers to ensure access to quality treatment and/or care. Attend clinical support and actively participate in multidisciplinary meetings. Create and maintain relationship with clinical staff to ensure appropriate and timely care for patients. Deliver maternal and child health information to prenatal and postpartum patients by expanding the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program/Safe and Healthy Newborns curriculum. Education will be provided in-group and/or individual settings. Coordinate and implement health education sessions and other health education presentations. Prepare class materials and equipment prior to the classes. Conduct all assessments necessary for the classes such as BMI, pre/post surveys, and weekly goals. Directly provide health education services to Clinic patients in the areas of perinatal services, including nutrition, prenatal education, postpartum education, reproductive health education, car seat safety, newborn/infant care education and other topics related to perinatal services. Oversee and manage perinatal health education resources to ensure the health education materials are well stocked and readily available for use with patients. Assist with the development, organization and supervision of health education programs and materials for patients receiving perinatal services. Manage program-tracking systems for budget management and productivity. Oversee and manage health education program needs such as ordering materials, purchasing snacks/food for classes, recruiting/coordinating volunteers, tracking visits/attendance, pre/post data and securing space to conduct the health education sessions/classes. Work closely and communicate effectively with clinical and non-clinical staff to inform them about perinatal services available and to be informed of other clinic services available for the patients. Gear health education programs that promote efficient resource utilization and ensure optimal outcomes in concert with the patient's physician. Provide input in the program development of wellness programs and interventions. Conduct presentations at community-based organizations when needed. Provide outreach at community organizations, events, and health fairs on subjects such as prenatal care, family planning, childhood injury prevention, and clinic services. Build and enhance a mutual and interactive relationship with residents of our service area communities, and various community-based organizations, including schools, and other organizations. Provide information about the Clinic to community members and serve as a liaison between the Clinic and the community. Identify new and maintain existing relationships with community organizations where outreach efforts may be conducted and health education workshops may be offered to the community at large. Develop and distribute outreach flyers. Conduct outreach and provide educational presentations with residents of our service area communities, and various community-based organizations, including schools, and other organizations. Attend outreach events as assigned by the health education supervisor or as needed. Document numbers of individuals reached through outreach activities. Monitor and evaluate targeted intervention practices, contract requirements, and submit complete patient encounter forms in a timely fashion. Conduct reminder and follow-up phone calls to participants of our health education programs. Coordinate and manage health education services tracking and submit monthly reports to the Health Education Services Supervisor. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings. Act as a liaison between community organizations and the clinic. Refer patients to other clinic services and community agencies, as needed. Other duties as assigned wihin Venice Family Clinic.

Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Health or a related field and at two years of experience providing health education services in a public health or primary health care organization OR seven years of experience with prenatal services Working knowledge of health education issues and programs including nutrition, lifestyle and behavioral issues. Bilingual English/Spanish. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians, clinic staff, patients and volunteers. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Knowledge of the Latino culture and diet. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people of various educational and socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to function efficiently and independently, and to plan and prioritize daily work activities to meet clinic goals and objectives. Ability to interact with staff to promote interdepartmental communication. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Access. Ability to travel between clinics and community organizations to conduct health education programs, presentation, services and outreach.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.