Whole Health Coach provides care to Veterans seeking self-directed, lasting changes aligned with their values; provides services that promote health & wellness, enhance well-being, improve health related outcomes, reduce likelihood of inpatient admission, & improve quality of life; supports clients in mobilizing internal strengths & external resources & developing self-management strategies for making sustainable, healthy lifestyle behavior changes & managing chronic disease more effectively. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: This position is responsible for the delivery of Whole Health Coaching and skill development of the local Medical Center's Whole Health Coach program, including provision of care through coaching and promotion and education regarding Whole Health Coaching to Veterans and staff. The position is integral to supporting Whole Health Coaches and Veterans in navigating the Whole Health Journey, specifically through the Pathway, wellbeing, and Whole Health clinical care elements of the Whole Health System, as well as assisting in the collection of whole health qualitative data from Veterans and creation of reports analyzing effectiveness of health coaching. The position provides care to Veterans seeking self-directed, lasting changes aligned with their values. They provide interventions that promote health and wellness and enhance well-being, improve health-related outcomes, reduce likelihood of inpatient admission, and improve quality of life. In the course of their work, Health Coaches display unconditional positive regard for their Veterans and a belief in their capacity for change, and honor that each client is an expert on his or her life while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental. Health Coaches work with Veterans on identifying the Veterans' motivation for change, determining goals for their work together, developing treatment plans to reach these goals, implementing those treatment plans, and assessing progress in order to adjust plans as necessary. Health Coaches provide information on the relationship between lifestyle and health outcomes, exploring behaviors that increase the risk of developing or worsening chronic disease and those that reduce the likelihood of chronic illness. Health Coaches collaborate with Veterans and Veterans' primary care and specialty care treatment providers to develop goals designed to improve health outcomes, reduce risk from chronic illness, and lessen the likelihood of admission to ED, inpatient care, or long-term care. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level, without further competition, when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Full-time Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Social Science Program Coordinator (Whole Health Coach)/PD025920 and PD025910 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598263500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.