Health Education Instructor II

Kaiser Permanente Martinez , CA 94553

Posted 2 months ago


Conducts health education classes using basic to moderately difficult or varied curriculum designed for the improvement of health of Kaiser members and non-members. May conduct classes of various health related topics.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches and models self-management skills, concepts, resources and tools related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification to class participants.

  • Assists participants in developing specific behavioral goals.

  • Provides individual instruction and counseling as needed.

  • Assesses needs of class participants and modifies class content or teaching methods to meet those needs.

  • Applies evidence-based education techniques in teaching methods.

  • Answers questions and provides class participants with appropriate resources of information.

  • Arranges and coordinates room set-up, availability of materials and audio/visual equipment.

  • Maintains records of training activities including attendance rosters, homework assignments, class evaluations and timesheets or phone TIME system.

  • Administers and collects class evaluation forms and class fees.

  • Conducts follow-up phones calls to participants including those who missed sessions to determine reason for absence, monitor progress of participants and answer related questions.

  • Completes required continuous training and education such as those related to workplace safety, legal and regulatory compliance, accreditation and licenser requirements and department specific requirements.

  • Maintains and promotes knowledge and utilization of resources related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification offered by Kaiser Permanente and through the community.

Secondary Functions:

  • The Kaiser Permanente Weight Loss Management program provides overweight and obese adults with a fee-for-service medically supervised, low calorie diet with intensive behavioral change group sessions.

  • The venture is focused on helping patients lose significant weight and maintain their weight loss through specific, customized, and long-term follow-on care.

  • The Health Education Instructor/Facilitator performs an essential role in the delivery of this Medical Weight Loss program.

  • Works with the entire program staff to help patients lose weight and maintain weight loss.

  • Coordinates with MDs, front-office staff and other program staff to monitor patient progress and follow-up when necessary.

  • Oversees the behavioral progress of a panel of patients. Facilitates multiple weekly weight management group sessions focused on behavior change.

  • Prepares and delivers curriculum for these sessions.

  • Follows-up with patients who are absent or need additional support. Identifies educational and behavior change needs of patients by assessing patient supplied data, medical records, and other health data.

  • Implements instructional objectives and counseling strategies based on needs assessment.

  • Tracks, evaluates and documents patient progress towards identified goals.

  • Links to patients- primary care physician as appropriate.

  • Provides individual short-term or long-term counseling/coaching to promote or maintain behavior change.

  • Initiates weekly support phone calls with patients during the weight loss and maintenance phases.

  • Serves as a patient advocate in the coordination and delivery of services both within the organization and the community.

  • Consults with medical professionals, psycho-social professionals, and other educators and managers regarding patient care issues.

  • Participates in marketing activities for the program, including preparing for and leading patient orientation sessions, health fairs and in-facility presentations.

  • Provides in-services and training to staff members, as assigned.

  • Provides input into the development of program curriculum, supporting materials and activities, as assigned.

  • May provide case management duties for a panel of weight loss patients to ensure all patients follow required medical protocols.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience teaching classes or conducting training programs.


  • Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field to field of course instruction.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed or professional credentials or certification in the field as appropriate to the course instruction.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to function independently and exercise professional judgment.

  • Demonstrated skills in teaching techniques and presentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate diverse groups of people with understanding of group dynamics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory and group process.

  • Basic knowledge of health concepts, preventive health care and behavior change.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor-s degree or equivalent in counseling, health education, social work, behavioral psychology or other related field.

  • Minimum three years- experience in counseling, teaching or health education in a clinical setting. Experience in weight loss management strongly preferred.

  • Excellent group facilitation skills. Ability to motivate others to change behaviors.

  • Knowledge of principles of educational psychology, health behavior change and adult learning theory required. Nutrition knowledge strongly preferred.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours. Evening hours required.

  • Must be willing to facilitate at all Medical Weight locations (Martinez, Pleasanton, Antioch).

Primary Location: California,Martinez,Martinez Ensenada Medical Offices 200 Muir Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Evening Workdays: On Call Working Hours Start: On Call Working Hours End: On Call Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Weight Loss Management Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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