Aetna Health Coach - Wellness in High Point, North Carolina

Req ID: 37872BR

POSITION SUMMARY

The Wellness Coach utilizes a collaborative process, in conjunction with the client's health and wellness staff, to plan and implement wellness events and programs to promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal health status. The goal of these programs/events is to help members achieve healthy lifestyle behaviors and align these lifestyle behaviors with individual wellness goals

Fundamental Components:

Conduct telephonic, and/or online clinical coaching assessments and sessions. Provides recommendations for healthy behavior changes according to established protocols. Assist members in weight management, quitting tobacco, stress management, nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behavior change programs. Identify co-morbid conditions, hospitalizations, prescriptions, and other factors that could impact the coaching and support needs of the member outside the scope of the health coaching program. Support clinical integration and collaboration on member s care plan in conjunction with other health professionals. Three to five years experience with healthy lifestyle coaching for weight management, tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity and/or stress management. Experience in facilitating patient/ client positive behavioral change. Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in new and challenging situations. Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred. Strong clinical decision making skills. Strong desires to coach, motivate, and support members. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team. An understanding of management of chronic health conditions, especially as it relates to Diabetes, Obesity and Hyperlipidemia. Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. This position includes evenings and weekends; Flexible day and evening hours are required to meet client availability; Our office is open 8:30 am to 9 pm EST Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday. This position would work 2 days a week 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm/est.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

3-5 years of coaching experience

Experience in wellness related areas: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.

Tobacco Cessation Cert preferred

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

Health and Fitness/Health Fitness Specialist Certification is desired

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Medical Management/Medical Management - Educator (includes in-service/1-3 Years

Medical Management/Medical Management - Disease management/1-3 Years

Communications/Communication Delivery - Public Speaking/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/End User

Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Driving Change/ADVANCED

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

It will be telephonic office based in High Point, NC no telework.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

The onsite wellness coach must have a strong desire to educate, motivate and coach members to achieve their optimal health status. As well, this candidate must be able to partner effectively with the client to understand their wellness objectives and support their culture of wellness strategy. Tobacco Cessation Certification preferred.

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.

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Job Function: Health Care