Health Lifestyle Coach
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Health Lifestyle Coach provides nutrition education and lifestyle coaching to patients, working closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to help improve health outcomes for patients diagnosed with lifestyle-related chronic diseases related to diet and physical activity. Primary responsibilities include providing classes and individual coaching sessions to patients in-person or through telehealth that are evidence-based and patient-centered, managing the daily schedule to maximize patient care. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with projects, presenting on services to the healthcare team, and training new staff.
Bachelor's Degree in a health related field required (Degree in nutrition or dietetics preferred)
Licenses & Certifications:
Certified as a health or wellness coach through a National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) approved program; required within six (6) months if held at time of appointment.
One (1) year work experience providing nutrition education and/or lifestyle coaching to patients or in the community preferred
Spanish skills preferred
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Personal Computer
Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical
Flexible; Position works within the hours of the health center(s) that they cover. May include an occasional evening or weekend to cover off hours programming or a health fair.
Computer; culinary equipment related to food demonstration; weight scale
All required job competencies need to be completed within 90 days of hire.
Masters in Public Health, Nutrition, or a related health field may count for one year of experience.
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 166606