Responsible for the delivery of Whole Health (WH) coaching & skill development of the Medical Center's WH coach program, including provision of care through coaching/promotion/education regarding WH coaching to Veterans & staff. Supporting WH coaches/Veterans in navigating the WH journey, through the Pathway, wellbeing & WH clinical care elements of the WH system, assisting in the collection of WH qualitative data from Veterans. Duties include, but are not limited to: Health Coach Duties: Contacting eligible participants for enrollment and explain the health coaching process Providing health coaching for Veterans in order to reduce or eliminate high-risk behaviors while increasing healthy ones Conducting interventions for Veterans using one-on-one, couple, or group modalities in outpatient and inpatient settings Conducting Whole Health Facilitated Groups Participating in MOVE, smoking cessation, diabetes management, hypertension clinics, mental health, and other inpatient and outpatient groups as appropriate Providing follow-up care through telephone clinics or secure messaging between face-to-face appointments Actively guiding Veterans in the exploration of core elements of personal health planning through individual and group based programs Encouraging and assisting Veterans with the adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life and in alignment with the Veteran's goals Identifying habits and behaviors that are harmful to quality of life and related to chronic illness Developing treatment plans for Veterans focused on behavioral interventions based on current scientific knowledge and research that improve quality of life and reduce risk for chronic disease, or that reverse or slow progression of chronic disease Utilizing motivational interviewing and health coaching techniques and processes, learned through prerequisite health coach training Fostering an environment of individual responsibility to maximize each Veteran's ability to adhere to a lifestyle management plan Working collaboratively within a team setting to provide positive outcomes for participants, peers and overall operations. Coordinating with others on the Veteran's health care team to ensure optimal patient care Program Development: Developing and distributing locally approved health education materials to identified enrolled Veterans and family members. Serving on Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces specifically relating to Whole Health or Health Coaching Representing Primary Care or Patient Centered Care/Whole Health on decision-making committees within the Healthcare System Assisting with data management analyses, special studies, and reports for use by management for budget preparation, workload projections, and quality assurance and utilization reviews Participating in the establishment of administrative standards locally; the objective of which is intended to improve programs, facilities and operations Maintaining a close working relationship with various program officials Performing other related duties as assigned Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friady Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Social Science Program Coordinator/PD504-2162-A, 504-2161-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.