Health Coach - Contract

Paladina Health

Denver, CO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
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  • Company Address: 1400 Wewatta St, Suite 350, Denver, Colorado 80202, US

About Paladina Health

The U.S healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, yet it underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of health outcomes, access, efficiency and quality performance. Paladina Health’s mission is to deliver a new and fundamentally superior value to the way healthcare is delivered, financed and experienced, fixing what is broken. Our model was designed from the ground up with the goal of comprehensively addressing the main causes of poor quality and escalating costs in the healthcare system such as lack of physician access, fee-for-service billing that leads to the wrong provider incentives, lack of care coordination, lack of transparency into cost and quality, and lack of standards in care delivery.

We believe that by fixing these broken incentives, we can flip traditional healthcare on its head. We focus on the incentive structure between all parties - the physician, the patient, the organization providing benefits and ourselves as the provider of services. Our payment and care model have been developed to create a true partnership with our clients and are working together to engage patients and drive significant change to health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost.

Job Description

Ideal candidate should be remotely based near Metro Denver (within 1-2 hour radius) and be willing to commute into office when needed.  This is a 18-month contract with the State of Colorado.

Job functions

  • Work remote and at clinic site as health coach for client’s employees with chronic conditions as part of a clinically integrated, long term health improvement program
  • Use specific motivational interviewing techniques and strategies to resolve ambivalence and support self-efficacy
  • Conduct candidate screenings for various health risks
  • Conduct assessments of health status, health engagement and health risks
  • Develop person-centered treatment plans, provide education materials and ensure quality, effective care recommendations
  • Evaluate effectiveness of care plan and progress made by participant
  • Engage in skill-building, goal-setting, resiliency-building, and healthy living skills
  • Coordinate care with the clinical care team at clinic and EAP
  • Chart interventions and progress in case management system and Excel spreadsheets
  • Collaborate with participants and physicians to formulate an optimal plan of care that meets all of the medical, psychosocial and financial needs of the participant

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)
  • 2+ years clinical or community health experience required
  • Motivational Interviewing training and experience required
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in health science, psychology, behavioral sciences, public health, counseling, social work, or nursing preferred
  • Candidate should have strong experience working with people to improve their health
  • Candidate should be health-centered and should be able to demonstrate healthy lifestyle skills
  • Demonstrates integrity, initiative, good judgment and teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal relationship & communication skills, and the ability to work autonomously with a diverse patient population
  • Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Office products, with the ability to navigate a Windows environment
  • Time management, organizational, research, analytical, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, perform multi-tasking, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Outstanding knowledge of effective lifestyle behavior change such as tobacco cessation and weight management, and the role lifestyle plays in conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Demonstrated experience applying health behavior change theories and principles, such as the Transtheoretical Model and Motivational Interviewing

PAY RANGE: $55,000 - $65,000 per hour

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.