Tracking Code: 204485

Health Coach - Days

Location: WellSpan Health, York, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Schedule

Full Time (80 Hours Biweekly)

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

LPN required

General Summary

Provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients. Supports the care team by functioning as a health coach for disease prevention and early screening, testing and treatment. Helps patients manage their chronic diseases. Assists in the care of patients, and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care, as directed by their provider. Functions as a member of the care team to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Provides practice and guidance to the patient/caregiver for effective care transitions, improved self-management skills and enhanced patient-practitioner communication. Care is provided in accordance with the provisions of Practical Nurse Licensure with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Remote Work Capable

Essential Functions:

  • Provides support to patients of the practice for clinical outcome management, healthy lifestyle information, via appointment coordination and navigation of the health system.
  • Completes transitions of care calls for moderate risk patients discharged from Hospital/ED and thoroughly documents. Arranges follow-up services and identifies issues and concerns to appropriate staff as needed.
  • Communicates and shares information with providers and care team members on issues and concerns such as transition of care between hospital, skilled nursing facility, rehab and home care. Supports the care team by functioning as a health coach for disease prevention, early screening and testing and treatment and for helping patients manage chronic diseases.
  • Generates/review payer lists of patients in order to proactively manage patients and families with service needs for prevention or chronic conditions.
  • Supports the care team by functioning as a coach for disease prevention, early screening and testing and treatment and for helping patients manage chronic diseases.
  • For patient populations where Wellspan is at financial risk, provides direct care management interventions by completing the Shared Care Plan. Interventions include: assisting patients with goal setting, creating action plans to manage their health, addressing barriers to patient adherence to treatment plan, assisting patients with referrals utilizing wellness and self-management programs.
  • Assists patients with instruction and health literacy through teach back of any new medications, instructions and referrals. Monitors outcomes while following up on interventions identified in the care plan within scope of practice. Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient and or family members as directed by providers.
  • Maintains the patient's records to ensure an accuracy of the patient's medical treatment. Documents in the patient record under the direction and supervision of the care provider.
  • Uses Motivational Interviewing techniques to engage patients in self-management skills.
  • Ensures practice meets the standards to bill for chronic coaching services.
  • Addresses and mitigates patient social determinants of health needs that could negatively impact care plan follow through.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, visitors and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  • Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.
  • Provides outstanding service to all patients, providers, coworkers and customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Attends meetings as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Certificate Program Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Healthcare experience. Required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Completes all required education programs and competency testing needed to perform at an advanced level. Upon Hire Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient communication skills including SBAR technique.
  • Ability to effectively present clinical information to the care team.
  • Proficient in navigating and entering information into an electronic health record.
  • Models team work.
  • Self-motivated and dependable.
  • Able to work independently.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Welcome. Respect. Value.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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