Aetna Health Coach - Wellness in Savannah, Georgia

Req ID: 43865BR

This position is in Savannah, GA and sits on-site with a client full time.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Wellness/Health 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:

Role will support onsite wellness coaching, biometric screening support, presentations and events to be delivered at client location. Topics to be delivered can focus on weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle topics. The goals of wellness promotion programs is to help members understand and develop awareness of healthy lifestyles and align lifestyle behavior with personal wellness goals, and build the culture of health at client locations.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE

A bachelor's degree is required

A health and wellness related certification is required

3-5 years of coaching experience is preferred

Experience in wellness related areas such as weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management, nutrition, physical activity or health lifestyle behavior change is preferred

Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred

Experience building a culture of health in the workplace

EDUCATION

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

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Health and Fitness/American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is desired

Health and Fitness/Wellness Coach is desired

Health and Fitness/Health Fitness Specialist Certification is desired

Nursing/Registered Dietitian (RD) is desired

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Educator (includes in-service/4-6 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Disease management/4-6 Years

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

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

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

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

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

REQUIRED SKILLS

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Three to five years experience with healthy lifestyle coaching for weight management, tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity and/or stress management with experience in delivering coaching in an onsite client setting. 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. Experience in developing and leading onsite wellness classes- requires strong skill set in public speaking/presentations 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.

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