Aetna Health Coach - Wellness in Mobile, Alabama

Req ID: 45349BR

This is a work from home role with 50-75% of travel. Candidates must be located in either Baldwin County, AL or Birmingham, AL.


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 include but are not limited to:

Conduct telephonic and online clinical coaching assessments and sessions, as well as onsite group coaching events. 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 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. Full Time Positions Candidate will typically work up to 5 days a week traveling by car to account locations to deliver presentations, attend events, and assist with biometric screenings. Candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule to adjust to client needs. Typical hours are 8-4:30 CST M-F, but hours may start later, to extend later, on occasion, to meet client needs. Rare overnight travel possible. Minimal telephonic support will be necessary seasonally.The goal of the wellness promotion program is to help members understand and develop awareness of healthy lifestyles and align lifestyle behavior with personal wellness goals.


-A Bachelor's Degree is required

-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 is required

-Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Trans theoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred

-Tobacco Cessation Certification is preferred


The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Health and Fitness/Wellness Coach is desired

Health and Fitness/Health Fitness Specialist Certification is desired


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

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

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


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

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

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


Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED


General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Driving Change/ADVANCED

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Positions are home-based in Alabama. Minimal telephonic support will be necessary seasonally.


The onsite wellness coach must have a strong desire to educate, motivate and coach members to achieve their optimal health status. 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. Must be willing to work both telephonically and onsite with members. Must have excellent front facing presentation skills, as well as professional overall written and oral communication skills. Professional documentation skills are a must.

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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.

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Job Function: Health Care