This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Health Behavior Coordinator (HBC) serves several roles. The HBC trains, mentors and guides primary care and other staff members to support patient self-management of health-related behaviors via effective health behavior coaching and the use of Motivational Interviewing and other empirically based communication and health behavior management approaches. The HBC has a significant role as a consultant for clinical staff members who promote patient self-management of health behavior. In addition, the HBC works closely with the HPDP Program Manager to develop new or adapt existing VHA programs, guide implementation, and coordinate evaluation strategies to determine the efficacy of health promotion and disease prevention programs at the medical center and CBOCs. In this role, the HBC serves as co-chair of the facility HPDP Program Committee. The HBC has clinical responsibilities related health promotion interventions such as group and individual smoking cessation and weight management counseling. Finally, the HBC will carry out discipline specific health behavior assessments and interventions as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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