Health Education Specialist

Job Posting Number: 16292

Allied Health – All
New York, NY
January 30, 2018
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The Health Education Specialist (HES) collaborates with content experts to develop, review, and publish multimedia educational resources (e.g., text, video, live sessions) for patients and their caregivers. The HES also leads and participates in projects related to patient and caregiver education.

You are:

  • Skilled in writing and attentive to detail.
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and outside the organization to further departmental and institutional goals.
  • Capable of gaining the support and commitment of others by engaging them around your perspective and priorities.
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You will:

  • Review existing educational resources, including facilitate the review process for multimedia educational resources intended for patients and their caregivers per departmental guidelines. Collaborate with content experts, other departments and vendors to ensure the content reflects the latest evidence and MSK policies related to the topic while applying principles of health education and learning theory in editing the resource, assuring compliance with the departmental style guide.
  • Develop and write new educational resources including collaborate with content experts to create new multimedia educational resources for patients and their caregivers. Apply the principles of health education and learning theory in editing the resource, assuring it is aligned with the departmental style guide.
  • Publish and deliver educational resources, including the publication of assigned educational resources directly onto the MSK website.
  • Collaborate with Web Specialist and Senior HES to develop and maintain working knowledge of web platform.
  • Provide project leadership and support by participating in projects as directed by the director and/or manager. Collaborate with colleagues to identify and employ methods to gather metrics to evaluate project effectiveness and analyze results.
  • Provide coverage by facilitating clinicians led virtual groups as indicated.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, health education, or related field; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 2+ years experience in a similar role preferred
  • Excellent English grammar and editing skills, preferably with experience editing and writing educational materials for lay audiences.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, experience with HTML and/or Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
  • Familiarity with principles of health literacy.
  • Please present a cover letter when applying for this position. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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