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Health Educator Injury Prevention Coordinator Trauma Program

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Job ID: 7913
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs with the primary responsibility of injury prevention for Adult and Pediatric Trauma Programs. Provide consultation, education and training to health care providers, patients and their families and health service agencies. Analyze and interpret data to prepare reports and present recommendations. Design, edit and publish health education materials. Promote collaborations between health care agencies.


1. Analyze and interpret data, prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends or conclusions. Specifically analyze local registry or epidemiologic data  to identify the three most common causes of injury or traumatic death at the trauma center or in the community.  Maintain accurate records reflecting work activities.  Write and apply for intra-and extramural injury prevention grants.
2. Design, edit and publish health education materials. Strategic use of print, broadcast, social media, and other innovative approaches to promote injury prevention. Set priorities for production and purchase of educational materials. Evaluate materials and disseminate recommendations to service providers and consumers. Develop satellite programs for distribution of education services. Manage development and dissemination of web-based resources
3. Develop, implement and evaluate education programs specifically at least two programs which address one of the major causes of injury in the community. Conduct needs-assessments to identify health care problems, develop program objectives and determine courses of action. Coordinate implementation of programs and evaluate results.  Collaborate and align efforts with regional, state, and national prevention efforts to include Safe Kids of Orange and Chatham Counties, Falls Prevention Coalitions, Orange County Gun Safety Team.
4. Promote collaborations among health agencies and organizations. Serve as liaison to organizations and implement educational initiatives specifically serve as injury prevention coordinator for the Mid Carolina Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) responsible for leading regional efforts for hospitals, EMS Systems and community groups within the region. Coordinate and participate in marketing and public relations activities. Participate in public speaking engagements and community health events. Serve on special committees and coordinate committee activities i.e. represent UNC at the State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC) Injury Prevention Subcommittee.
5. Provide consultation, education and training to health care providers, patients and their families, health service agencies and consumer organizations regarding health education and information services. Work one-on-one and in groups with patients and their families and staff to provide education information service and counseling concerning health education

Seeking experience in leadership and collaboration with internships, undergraduate and post graduate student individuals/teams and Instructor of National Child Passenger Safety Program as well as A Matter of Balance Falls Prevention Coach and Master Trainer.  The individual in this role would be expected to achieve Child Passenger Safety Technician within 12-months of hire.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health or related field (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Bachelor’s degree: Three (3) years of relevant experience.
● If an Associate’s degree: Seven (7) years of relevant experience.
● If a High School diploma or GED: Eleven (11) years of relevant experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Strongly prefer expertise in public health; strategic planning; program management; exceptional communication and grant writing skills.  Expertise in Microsoft Office is an asset.

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Trauma Program 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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