The mission of the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care is to implement evidence-based programs to improve the health of the community. The Brancati Center seeks a Lifestyle Interventionist (Lifestyle Coach) to work cooperatively with community-based organizations and employers to offer both in-person, distance learning, and virtual National Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) to their members. The Brancati Center is an approved Medicare and Medicaid DPP provider. The Brancati Center maintains high standards under the CDC’s National Diabetes Recognition Program by holding full recognition status.
The Brancati Center DPP team includes clinical and professional staff, lifestyle coaches, community health workers, and coach assistants. This position directly supports the virtual, platform-based Diabetes Prevention Program called Jasper.
Reporting to the Intervention Director, Associate Director and the Brancati Center Director of Community Partnership, this position will serve as a Lifestyle Coach in delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program on the virtual platform (Jasper). The Lifestyle Coach will participate in participant coaching, operations oversight, and assist with data monitoring and reporting. The Lifestyle Coach will work with Brancati Center directors to ensure Jasper achieves program outcomes.
This position will directly interact with program participants with overweight or obesity and prediabetes of diverse age and race. The Lifestyle Coach will be required to be trained as a CDC-certified coach, and apply for and maintain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) # as required by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This position can work remotely, but may be required to travel to participate in in-person training events.
The Lifestyle Coach will (in collaboration with the Brancati Center team):
Conduct behavioral interviews during participant recruitment for the DPP program.
Become familiar with and adhere to the National Diabetes Prevention Program curricula and the National Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards.
Become trained as a certified CDC Lifestyle Coach.
Help to create and implement internal tracking systems for evaluating and reporting program outcomes.
Serve as a coach to deliver the virtual DPP: synchronous and asynchronous coaching to assist participants in achieving weight loss, physical activity, and behavior change goals. Weekly review of participant food logs, physical activity minutes and weight data.
Help participants develop and maintain skills needed to adopt healthy lifestyle habits through patient-focused counseling strategies.
Utilize coach facilitation methods based on motivational interviewing techniques. Be attentive to participant populations and cultures served.
Support participants by encouraging progress, and addressing challenges.
Demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant activities.
Acts as a role model for other lifestyle coaches.
Participate in behavioral case management meetings to evaluate participant behavior, identify problems, and implement corrective actions.
Monitor retention and commitment of program participants.
Review program data to ensure it meets quality performance standards.
Consult with Directors to review program goals, timelines and procedures for accomplishing the project.
Assist in the evaluation of the Jasper platform and the development of new content.
Actively participate in Jasper care team meetings with Brancati Center staff and directors.
Ensure compliance with JHU operational policies, applicable laws and regulations and those governing privacy and data security (HIPPA regulations).
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Science, Public Health, Behavioral Psychology, Kinesiology, or related degree.
Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in conducting health education classes and/or behaviorally oriented groups, clinical experience and/or knowledge of prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, and/or obesity; familiarity with motivational interviewing and knowledge of the principles of behavior change, and cultural competency regarding the needs of minority populations.
Additonal Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention preferred.
Able to deliver behavioral interventions.
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and Excel)
Experience with virtual program delivery preferred.Zoom proficiency preferred.
Excellent organizational skills with specific attention to detail and data collection.
Able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a team member.
Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants and other team members.
A friendly demeanor with strong customer service skills.
Flexibility to work with people from all walks of life.
Familiarity with the public health community.
Excellent communication skills
Physical Requirements: Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Classified Title: Lifestyle Interventionist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67 - $25.68/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Medicine, General Internal Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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