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Health Coach - Wellness

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Albany, NY

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Req ID: 50871BR
POSITION SUMMARY
The Wellness/Health Coach utilizes a collaborative process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, to engage, educate, and promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal health status.
Fundamental Components:
Assessment of Members:
Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, uses knowledge and experience of lifestyle risk behaviors to conduct comprehensive evaluation of member's health status and lifestyle risks
Utilizes assessment techniques to determine members level of health literacy, technology capabilities/access, and readiness to change
Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:
By assimilating health assessment data analysis, establishes a plan of care based on members health status/risks, education, and support needs
Partners with members to identify opportunities for integration into available internal/external programs
Using holistic approach consults with supervisors or others to overcome barriers with assisting members in meeting goals and objectives
Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels
Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health
-Utilizing interviewing and active listening skills, provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent healthy lifestyle choices.
Interprets and utilizes clinical guidelines/criteria to positively impact members health
-Provides up-to-date healthcare information to help facilitate the members understanding of his/her health status
-Helps member actively and knowledgeably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making
Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:
-Develops and monitors established plans of care, in collaboration with the member and/or attending physician, to meet the members goals
-Utilizes internal policy and procedure in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines
BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:
3-5 years of coaching experience
Experience in wellness related areas such as weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management, nutrition, physical activity or health lifestyle behavior change
Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred.
Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change
Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook.
Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in challenging situations
EDUCATION
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Health and Fitness/Wellness Coach is desired
TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook//
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word//
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint//
REQUIRED SKILLS
Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION
Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED
Benefits Management/Applying Life Cycle Intelligence/FOUNDATION
DESIRED SKILLS
General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED
General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION
Telework Specifications:
Telework may be an option following one year of employment and if business needs indicate such.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.
Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.
Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.
Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.
Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.
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