Are you ready for your next challenge? Discover it here at Optum and help us reinvent the health system. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Put your skills and talents to work in an effort that is seriously shaping the way health care services are delivered. As a Health Coach you will work with our members to establish personal wellness plans focused on building healthier lifestyle patterns for our members. You will accomplish this by providing telephonic support to members while assisting them in establishing health & wellness goals. This is an inspiring job at a truly inspired organization. Join us and begin doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities: Be able to assist clients in creating a healthy vision and goals for their Health & Wellness program Participate in weekly meetings and monthly in - service trainings Demonstrate an ability to deliver effective telephonic coaching in a manner that promotes behavior change Appropriately adapt telephonic coaching and education methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age - specific needs of each clientele served Demonstrate established customer service behaviors and standards
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in health education, nutrition, exercise physiology, or closely related field 2+ years of experience required in direct education and/or coaching with individuals for disease prevention, health promotion and behavior change Intermediate level of proficiency in PC - based word processing and database documentation (Word, Excel, Internet, Outlook) Bilingual- ability to read/write/speak in English as well as a second language (preferably but not limited to Russian, Spanish, Chinese, including Mandarin or Cantonese) A designated, distraction-free office space with access to high speed internet Ability to work in Eastern Standard Time zonePreferred Qualifications: Certified in a nationally recognized coaching program Knowledge of disease prevention and basic understanding of exercise principles, nutrition and weight management Direct experience with tobacco cessation Experience with the use of motivational interviewing Experience with the Medicare and / or Medicaid population Experience using a dialer system Previous experience working in a remote (telecommute) environment Willingness to teach, learn and be open to new and innovative ways of delivering prevention lifestyle intervention services Flexible, open to new ideas, and willing to take on new responsibilitiesCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Keywords: diabetes, blood pressure, cardiovascular, smoking cessation, tobacco cessation, health, wellness, health coach, health education, nutrition, exercise physiology, weight management, telecommute, telecommuter
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.