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Wellness Coordinator / Health Coach - New Orleans, LA

UHG - New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted: 08/8/2018

In your field, learning never stops. And neither do you. You are continually pushing yourself to reach higher and go further. To do everything you can to ensure a positive outcome for our patients. Staying on top of your game and persevering in the face of challenge will be a big part of your success. And at every turn, you'll have the support of an elite and dynamic team. Join us in this role and you will use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients, while doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Wellness Coordinator/Health Coach is responsible for the developing, implementing and maintaining an on-going strategic health and wellness program and related initiatives, customized to the culture and demographics of the valued UHC client – Jefferson Parish Government. In addition, the Wellness Coordinator/Health Coach is responsible for delivering prevention and lifestyle intervention services to employees to increase awareness and participation in healthy lifestyle changes, focusing on nutrition, weight management and physical activity through behavior modification.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and maintain an on-going health and wellness program that produces measurable results
  • Provide primary and preventative health education information
  • Develop method to motivate employees to adopt healthy lifestyle changes and provide one-on-one counseling to promote and support behavior modification
  • Evaluate the participation in and results of employee health fairs, weight loss programs and other health improvement initiatives and recommend changes and enhancements to such programs to increase positive results
  • Analyze claims data to monitor and measure the effectiveness of the current overall wellness program and make recommendations to change the current program based on trends observed through claims experience
  • Recommend, develop and implement tracking tools to help employees track and assess their health improvement
  • Maintain health records of employees who participate in wellness programs and information gained from employees during one-on-one counseling sessions in strict confidence
  • Serve as a health and wellness resource, by presenting information and leading discussions on health-related topics in both group and one-on-one settings, including methods to assist employees with healthy lifestyles changes
  • Appropriately adapt coaching and education methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the employees served to promote behavior change
  • Develop and maintain a trusted, visible presence within the organization
  • Design and plan the distribution of informational and educational materials to promote and support health benefits and programs
  • Build and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with clinical programs and wellness networks in an effort to stay abreast of industry trends and new opportunities for the promotion of wellness

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field required (i.e. nutrition, diabetes education, health education, health, wellness/coaching, etc)
  • 3+ years of experience with health education/coaching on nutrition, weight loss, and/or physical fitness
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of current health promotion / health behavior theories, practices, health risk and cost relationships, evaluation methods, policies and trends
  • Aware of current health promotion, disease prevention, and community development trends for proper delivery
  • Proficiency in PC-based word processing and database documentation (Word, Internet, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health Coaching Certification
  • Demonstrated skill in planning, implementing and coordinating health promotion strategies
  • Experience with program evaluation, both process and outcomes data
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Bilingual skills
  • Comfortable presenting in a group or one to one setting

Your confidence, decisiveness and perseverance will help you positively impact our patient lives. Join us now and start doing 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.



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