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Aetna Health Coach Dietitian - Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in Tucson, Arizona

Req ID: 59850BR

Job Description

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

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.