Anthem Careers – Health Educator

Website Anthem

Job Description:

The Health Educator I is responsible for participating in delivery of patient education, development of care plan goals / interventions and for performing health coaching for members, for health improvement/wellness programs. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides information to members eligible for Health Promotion/Wellness Programs.
  • Conducts assessments to identify individual member knowledge, skills and behavioral needs.
  • Identifies and/or coordinates specific health coaching plan needs to address objectives and goals identified during assessments.
  • Interfaces with provider and other health professionals to coordinate health coaching plan for the member.
  • Implements and/or coordinates coaching and/or care plans by educating members regarding health needs.
  • Uses motivational interviewing to facilitate health behavior change.
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of interventions and/or health coaching plans and modifies as needed.
  • Directs members to facilities, community agencies and appropriate provider/network.
  • Refers member to disease management or catastrophic case management.
  • Focuses on improving member health by promoting incremental behavior change leading to healthier outcomes.

Job Requirements:

  • Requires BA/BS in appropriate field of specialization; MS preferred.
  • 2 years of related experience in direct care health education exercise instruction or patient education.
  • Certification or advanced certification and/or license appropriate to field of specialty as preferred.
  • or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Prior experience in health coaching wellness/disease management in a call center environment and/or patient education and behavior change techniques and strong understanding of disease management principles is preferred.
  • Residency in the State of Norfolk, VA is required.

Job Details:

Company: Anthem

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Troy, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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