Wellness Coach Coordinator

CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Overview

Develops, plans, organizes and implements high quality community wellness health education programs and events with guidance from the Community Wellness Manager.

Responsibilities

Develops, plans, organizes and implements high quality community wellness health education programs and events with guidance from the Community Wellness Manager.

* Works with population health manager to identify target populations for health management services.

* Performs outbound telephone calls to targeted healthcare consumers. Counsels consumers in person and telephonically on individual health risks and guides them to take necessary action to prevent migration to a higher risk level.

* Refers consumers to enroll in community wellness health education programs or to consider outpatient services such as cardiac or physical rehabilitation.

* Uses telemedicine tools when appropriate to monitor high or rising risk patients. Performs outreach counseling to help direct the consumer to the appropriate level of care. Collaborates with other PCPs and other healthcare providers to assure optimal care.

* Coordinates and conducts health screenings in alignment with population health goals. Informs screening participants of their results, educates participants on their health risks and refers them to appropriate care providers for follow up as needed.

* Studies the results of community needs assessments, health risk appraisals, medical claims trends and other data to identify areas of greatest need for health coaching and community wellness program planning.

* Establishes effective strategies for teaching using various methodologies appropriate to age and learning ability of the client(s). Investigates and implements evidence-based approaches to behavior modification. Revises course content and/or teaching methodologies as warranted.

* Works with others to apply for grant funding and community awards.

* Represents department to external agencies.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelors degree in nursing, health promotion, health education, fitness/athletic training, nutrition, other health related field or counseling.

Post graduate training as a wellness coach or specialist in field related to behavioral health/addiction treatment specialist preferred.

Work Experience:

Three years of Health Education experience required.

Licenses and Certifications:

Certification preferred.

Active NJ RN license preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of specific disease and lifestyle related topics such as smoking cessation, weight management, nutrition, pre-post natal care, stress reduction and chronic conditions

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Normal office and classroom environment with occasional visits to locations across the system and off-site. May have occasional exposure to infectious persons in teaching situations.

Exposure:

Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Physical Demands:

Sitting - Frequently

Standing/Walking - Occasionally

Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

Bending/Climbing - Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely

Typing/Filing – Frequently

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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