Job Opportunities

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.

DUTIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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