Aetna Health Coach Dietician (CDE) - 52171BR in Tucson, Arizona

Req ID: 52171BR

Work at Home (Telework) position that will require in field travel in the Tucson, AZ area. Candidate will need to be located in Tucson, AZ area.


Utilizes a collaborative process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, to engage, educate, and

promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal nutritional status.

Fundamental Components

Assessment of Members:

Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, uses knowledge and experience of nutrition and diet planning to conduct comprehensive evaluation of member's nutritional status and risks. Utilizes assessment techniques to determine members level of health literacy, technology capabilities/access, and readiness to change.

Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:

By assimilating health/nutritional assessment data analysis, establishes a plan of care based on members health status/risks, education, and support needs. Partners with members to identify opportunities for integration into available internal/external programs. Using holistic approach consults with supervisors or others to overcome barriers with assisting members in meeting goals and objectives. Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels. Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health. Utilizing interviewing and active listening skills, provides nutritional coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent healthy lifestyle choices. Interprets and utilizes clinical guidelines/criteria to positively impact members health. Provides up-to-date information to help facilitate the members understanding of his/her health status. Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:

Develops and monitors established nutrition plans, in collaboration with the member and/or attending physician, to meet the members goals. Utilizes internal policy and procedure in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.

Required Background/Experience:

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) 3 plus years of coaching experience Preferred Background/Experience:Experience in related areas such as weight management, nutrition or health lifestyle behavior change Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred. Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Excel and Access required. Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in challenging situationsEDUCATION

The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required

Nursing/Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist is desired


Will require travel within the Tucson, AZ area. Candidate will need to be in the Tucson, AZ region.

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