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Bilingual Health Coach

Company: Wonderful Center for Health Innovation
Location: Lost Hills
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Who we are:

We strive to make The Wonderful Company true to its name through our mission to bring positive, multi-generational change to the communities we serve by leveraging our business acumen and hands-on approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. The purpose of our work is to disrupt the cycle of poverty in the Central Valley of California through a relentless focus on the social determinants of health and an unwavering commitment to helping the region's children grow up with better opportunities than their parents had.

Our Health & Wellness programs provide completely free comprehensive onsite healthcare to Central Valley employees and their families. Our educational programs reach students across 165 schools throughout the Central Valley, with world-class academic initiatives that support them every step of the way, from cradle to career. And our commitment to improving the communities where our employees live and work has led to significant investment in community organizations, infrastructure improvements, and new programming for adults and children.

Our approach is unique, is driven by our owners commitment to place-based giving, and a vision of bringing positive, multi-generational change to the communities where our employees live and work.

Giving back is at the heart of Wonderful, and you can learn more about what Corporate Social Responsibility means to us here.

Job Description

A day in the life at Wonderful:

We are seeking an experienced Health Coach to join our Central Valley health and wellness team for our Wellness Center based in Lost Hills, CA.

Health Coach will serve as an integral part of our onsite primary care team, responsible for helping patients improve their health by providing them with tools and motivation to make healthier choices. The Health Coach will serve as patients' first point of contact when it comes to health and wellness matters, within the clinic and beyond. Health Coaches will greet the patients when they arrive, send off patients when they depart, field calls/emails/texts from patients, take patients' vitals, follow-up with patients from the clinic and out within the facility, host health fairs and group educational sessions, and serve as advocates for patients in all areas related to health and wellness.

Here's what you'll do:

Build long-term relationships with patients who visit the wellness center.
Demonstrate the ability to establish rapport with patients and the clinical team.
Communicate with patient's face-to-face, by phone, in groups, via email/text, and other means.
Conduct group and individual diabetes self-management education sessions using evidence based protocols.
Greet patients when they walk in and navigate them throughout the clinic during their visit.
Take patients' vitals and document patients' visit with the doctor.
Reinforce the doctor's recommendations and help patients create plans to adhere to those recommendations.
Participate in onsite and offsite outreach efforts to help engage patients in health and wellness.
Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills and comfort with ambiguity.
Provide outpatient diabetes and self-management training and education to type 1, type2, and gestational diabetic patients. Education includes, but is not limited to, signs/symptoms and respective treatments for hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, DKA and HHNK.
Plan, develop, and implement individual and group diabetes education for adults, pediatrics, and their families and caregivers.
Instruct patients in the evidence-based Standards of Care for diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other chronic diseases.
Attend outreach activities such as health fairs for diabetes screening and health education.
Monitor and evaluate short and long-term patient responses to therapeutic interventions in collaboration with clinicians.
Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
Identify ways to improve care of patients and make recommendations to leadership.
Travel may be required to both Lost Hills, Delano, and mobile clinics.
This position will require visiting remote locations on our mobile clinic.

Qualifications

Your contribution to Wonderful:

3+ years of health/medical experience
Written and verbal fluency in Spanish required
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding listening skills
COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless the candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information

Wonderful's dedication to you:

Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility.
Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.

Quality of Life in the Central Valley:

Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Keywords: Wonderful Center for Health Innovation, Bakersfield , Bilingual Health Coach, Education / Teaching , Lost Hills, California

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