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Patient Health Educator (PHE ) Program Director


PHE Department


Salud family health centers

Educational Requirements

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License Requirements

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The PHE Program Director plays an integral role in the organization’s PCMH success by strategically positioning the PHE Department to provide outstanding patient-focused, personal health management education to a diverse patient population using a range of proven methodologies.  Has experience in the practice of the train-the-trainer model and motivational interviewing.  Has an easy-communicative style and interacts effectively with the assorted SALUD departments throughout the nine-clinic system, and conveys PHE department activities to appropriate leadership on a routine basis. 


Supervision Received:  Directly supervised by the Executive VP of Medical Services

Supervision Exercised:  Directly supervises all PHE department staff. 
Essential Duties:  This list does not include all necessary dynamic duties.
  • Drives the development, the training and curriculums that provide PHE staff with evolving, crucial tools for personal growth and the general success of SALUD patient-focused health education.
  • Maintains clinically current knowledge and respond to needs and questions posed by PHE staff; not already taught in the intensive initial training or in subsequent bi-monthly routine boosters.
  • Skillfully manages an academically, as well as empirically diverse department. 
  • Provides timely information; communicates context for business decisions; recognizes accomplishments; fosters teamwork and collaboration.
  • Maintains a positive open demeanor and encourages different points of view, moves team forward through change.
  • Facilitates empowerment of the PHE staff to make safety first judgment calls, knowledge of the critical thinking basics and take action.  
  • Identifies individual strengths and talents within the PHE team and facilitates the ‘discovery’ of their distinct, natural leadership role within the department.
  • Re-evaluates short- and long-term objectives, goals and strategies for the department every 6 – 12 months. 
  • Assists in defining data reporting requirements that measure key internal metrics that directly correlate to SALUD success.
Qualifications for Appointment:
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a BS in a health and/or education related field required. Registered Nurse (RN) and expertise in group management and public speaking is preferred. A self-motivated, autonomous and experienced negotiator essential.

FLSA Code:
Exempt position
To Apply:
It is required to submit an online application at
This job description is not intended to an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. 

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Created at 1/21/2014 1:46 PM by Buck, Trisha
Last modified at 1/21/2014 1:46 PM by Buck, Trisha