Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach
North Country Healthy Heart Network is seeking applicants for a temporary (12 month) part-time (20hours/week) Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. The Lifestyle Coach works with patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes to provide information, encourage progress and help address barriers to adoption of healthy eating and physical activity habits. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree in health education, social work or other health-related field. 1- 3 years of experience providing clinically-based lifestyle education and/or coaching preferred. Database and electronic health record knowledge a plus.
To apply, please submit letter of interest with resume no later than October 13, 2017 to:
North Country Healthy Heart Network
ATT: Lifestyle Coach Search
126 Kiwassa Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
North Country Healthy Heart Network is an Equal Opportunity Employment employer.
- Meets with referred individuals at health center in one-on one sessions
- Provides individual with explanation of pre-diabetes.
- Determines patients’ level of activation based on PAM survey or motivational interviewing techniques.
- Uses coaching for activation model to provide participant with appropriate information as well as Small Change Big Reward materials provided by NDEP.
- Provides community resource information/opportunities regarding physical activity,nutritious foods and community supports.
- Assists participant to identify small change goal and guides individual in developing action steps to achieve small change goal.
- Weighs participant if desired.
- Makes referrals to other services as needed/desired by participant, i.e.; pharmacist, fit for life, dietitian, DPP group.
- Makes follow up appointment with participant if desired.
- Records vitals and one on one session information in ECW progress note.
- Books follow up appointment in Meditech.
- Sends session note to participant via e-mail reminding about discussion, giving links to resources and clearly reiterating small change goal made.
- Records information in Database to track A1C, weight and other pertinent information.
- Identifies at risk patients from list provided by health center and notifies providers in ECW when necessary.
- Requests blood tests as needed to determine at risk status and improvement.
- Provider education.
- Systems improvement recommendations, i.e., ADA-A1c guidelines
- Bachelors degree in health education, social work or other health-related field.
- 1-3 years experience preferred.
- Database and electronic health record knowledge.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group.
- Ability to guide behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions.
- Ability to build relationships with individuals and create community within a group.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences.
- Active listening skills.
- Enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
- Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principle Benefits of health coach—please see link http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p24.pdf