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Health Educator I, Registered Dietitian (Per-Diem)

Primary Location Downey, California Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1275209 Date posted 04/29/2024
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Job Summary:

Assesses, designs, implements, presents, and evaluates health education programs and services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts needs assessments, establishes priorities, designs, implements, and evaluates basic health education programs, protocols, and standards.

  • Coordinates a wide range of health education services, including establishing effective referral and publicity systems, monitoring quality and documentation, providing scheduling and logistical support, and facilitating use of community services to promote the delivery

    • of cost effective health education services.

      • Provides direct group or one-on-one health education services to members and the public.

      • Reviews, develops, and recommends high quality, culturally appropriate written and audio visual health education materials.

      • Consults with physicians and staff regarding related health education services.

      • Coordinates health information projects such as program catalogs, newsletter, informational displays and community health events.

      • Specializes in a specific area of health education (e.g. HIV nutrition, chronic disease, health promotion) as required.

      • Prepares reports, grants, proposals, and documentation as ssigned.

      • Participates in establishing department strategic goals and priorities.

      • If Medical Nutrition Therapy is performed, under California Law, this will be performed by only a Registered Dietitian.

      • If the position requires a Registered Dietitian then this section applies: Individual Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT): Provides high quality, evidence-based, efficient, customer-focused MNT, including nutrition screening, assessment, care planning and education for appropriate nutrition intervention.

      • Develops, implements and monitors ongoing plan of care based on the screening and assessment of the patient specific nutrition care plans/education and based on the patients age, nutrition and psychosocial status, diagnosis, cultural background and religious affiliation.

      • Other duties as assigned.
      Basic Qualifications:


      • Previous experience in providing and coordinating health education services (usually 1 year).

      • If position requires the candidate to be a Registered Dietitian, then the following applies: Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD), as confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

      • Pre-RDs may be considered if: candidate has completed the Supervised Practice Program (SPP) for RDs, AND not more than six (6) months has passed since completing the SPP, AND candidate has not previously failed the RD registration exam, AND candidate must become a RD within six (6) months of completing the SPP to comply with California Law.


      • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in health education required.

      License, Certification, Registration

      • N/A

      Additional Requirements:

      • Previous experience in curriculum development.

      • Demonstrated knowledge of behavior change, adult learning theory, group process theory and application.

      • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

      • Knowledge of PC applications required.

      • Demonstrates working knowledge of mainframe and personal computing systems.

      • Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal, written and verbal communications.

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

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Two (2) years of recent teaching/program planning.

      • Previous experience in providing and coordinating health education services.

      • Knowledge of behavior change, adult learning theory.

      • Curriculum and materials development.

      • Demonstrated ability to use effective verbal and written communication skills.

      • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

      • PC skills Previous individual, small group and large group/classroom training/teaching experience.


      • Min. two (2 years) experience in health education or counseling

      • Required RD/ RDN registration in California. shift day/time may change due to op needs. will travel, will work evenings and Saturdays.

Primary Location: California,Downey,Imperial Satelite Administration Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B17-DASH|AFSCME|DASH Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Downey Admin. Offices - Mbr Education - Misc - 0806 Pay Range: $45.86 - $51.86 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest