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Swedish Medical Center Health Education Specialist and Telephone Liasion - Cancer Institute Integrated Care in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Health Services is looking for a Health Education Specialist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Cancer Institute Integrated Care for Swedish First Hill located in Seattle, WA.

The Health Education Specialist promotes the services provided by the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) to our patients, families, caregivers, and the cancer community we serve through health education outreach, development and implementation of health education programs, and research, review, creation of patient health education materials and through service excellence.

In this position you will:

  • Provide consultation on adult learning and health education theories to physicians and staff with an emphasis on patient and family centered care, patient safety and improved patient care outcomes

  • Develop community partnerships to provide health resources to the cancer community and to raise awareness of the SCI's health education programs

  • Facilitate patienteducation programs and coordinate classes and support groups throughout the community while providing marketing assistance and educational as needed

  • Collaborate with SwedishFoundation and other organizations (e.g. pharmaceutical companies) to determineavailability of education grant support


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Education or an equivalent field in Health Care, Community Education or Human Services

  • Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) certification or obtain CHES certification within one (1) year of hire

  • Valid Washington State driver's license

  • Recent or current experience planning, implementing, evaluating and teaching health education programs

  • Working knowledge of health education theories and applying those theories in program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation

  • Working knowledge of marketing programs

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Recent or current experience working with oncology patients

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Arnold Bldg (WA181) 1221 Madison Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 230694