Aetna Health Coach Dietitian - Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in Tucson, Arizona
Req ID: 59850BR
This is a work at home (telework) position that will require in field travel (50-75%) within the Tucson, AZ area.
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 nutritional status.
Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:
Assessment of Members:
Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, uses knowledge and experience of nutrition and diet planning to conduct comprehensive evaluation of member's nutritional status and risks.
Utilizes assessment techniques to determine member s level of health literacy, technology capabilities/access, and readiness to change.
Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:
By assimilating health/nutritional assessment data analysis, establishes a plan of care based on member s 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 nutritional 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 information to help facilitate the member s understanding of his/her health status.
-Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:
-Develops and monitors established nutrition plans, in collaboration with the member and/or attending physician, to meet the member s goals.
-Utilizes internal policy and procedure in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.
Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
3 or more years of coaching experience with the diabetic population
Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Excel and Access required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in challenging situations
Licensure as required by state
Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change
Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred
Experience in related areas such as weight management, nutrition or health lifestyle behavior change
Nursing - Registered Dietitian (RD)
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Job Function: Health Care
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