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Health and wellness coach

Company Name:
Aspirus
HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH
Category: Professional/Technical
Facility: Aspirus Medford
Department: Aspirus Medford Hospital - Occupational Health
Schedule: Casual
Shift: Varied
Req Number: 7167
Job Details: JOB SUMMARY
The Aspirus Health and Wellness coach provides individualized coaching and education to client employees enrolled in a wellness program, disease management program and/or other health program by identifying high health risk areas, assessing readiness to change, and by utilizing motivational interviewing techniques to promote changes in lifestyle and behavior that will produce a healthier lifestyle and, prevent illness/disease which reflect the needs of the employees and their families.
QUALIFICATIONS
RequiredEducation:High School Diploma or GED
Certification as a Lifestyle or Health Coach from a NCCA-accredited organization, such as ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA, etc. required.Current BLS certification required within 60 days of hire.
PreferredEducation:
RequiredExperience:One-two years previous experience in healthcare preferred. Knowledge of various health and wellness concepts pertaining to behavior modification and physiologic adaptation to exercise preferred.
PreferredExperience:
Desired Abilities, Skill and Knowledge:
Knowledge and experience in adult education theory and behavior change strategies normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor s Degree (Master s Degree preferred) in Health Promotion, Health Education or closely related field and two (2) years of health education work experience required.Experience in providing health coaching / health education services to individuals and groups required.
Certification as a wellness coach or current enrollment in a wellness certification program highly desired.
Documented knowledge of components of programs on weight management, exercise, nutrition, tobacco cessation and stress management.
Knowledge and experience in behavioral science involving human behavior.
Familiarity with stages of change model as described by Prochaska and DiClemente.
Annual competencies as required by Aspirus and/or various regulatory agencies based on entity and/or job position.
Skills:Must possess skills to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and clients. Must be able to prioritize client needs with other duties and job expectations.
Personality Characteristics:Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required to deal effectively with employees, clients and the public. Must be professional, courteous and friendly, and demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.Must take initiative in areas of responsibility and be able to work independently within team structure.Must be capable of problem solving.
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