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Centura Health Wellness Coach As Needed in Durango, Colorado

Welcome to Centura Health

Welcome to the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and western Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options, possibilities and values that guide exceptional care. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams, overflowing community and the wholeness of mind, body and spirit that is Centura Health.

Flourishing Begins Here

You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills - but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.

A Healthy Lifestyle Coach is a Health Promotions professional with special training and certification as a coach who evaluates, develops, and implements, a wide variety of lifestyle and behavioral modification programs for clients both inside and outside of the organization (PSF). Assists clients in understanding the behavioral change process and works along with the client to set new behavioral goals that produce desired outcomes for the individual and program. Provides approach and strategy assistance to program participants, including but not limited to, various motivation to change techniques, weight management, fitness programs, blood chemistry, safety, stress management with the ultimate goal of the participant developing self-efficacy and lifetime healthy lifestyle self-management / regulation

What You Bring/Job Requirements

You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills - but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.

Degree or combination in the following: Bachelor of Science or minor in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, or Exercise Science, Dietetics, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy or related field preferred and or Bachelor of Arts or minor in Psychology, Behavioral Science, Sociology or related field preferred. Will consider years of documented practical experience for comparable years of education on case by case basis.

Preferred graduate of a Wellness Coaching Certificated Program (i.e. WellCoaches or The Cooper Institute) and a graduate of an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) preferred however, documented hours of experience will be considered as a substitute. Applicants working on certification(s), with related work experience, will be considered.

Incumbent must be willing to maintain and acquire continuing coach education requirements and certifications by accredited agencies as the world of wellness coaching and health promotions dictates for continued program acceptance, credibility, standardization, uniformity, quality of service care and delivery

Four years of counseling/coaching experience related to health or lifestyle behavior modification. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted, in such areas as, exercise physiology, kinesiology, group instructors, personal trainer certification, registered dietitian, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, health educators, counseling, and clinical psychologist. Must be familiar with the ability to work under the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine, International Coach Federation Ethical Guidelines, American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society to name a few.

Prefer certification from a nationally recognized health/fitness organization, i.e. ACSM, CSCS, ACE, NSCA, NASM, AFFA, etc. in lieu of a minor, bachelor or higher degree in appropriate areas including but not limited to exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition/dietetics, R.N., sociology or psychology. In the absence of the above degrees, employee will have six months from hire date to complete certification if not certified at the time of hire. Periodic re-certification is required as per the original certifying organization

Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)

Your Connected Community

When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality

Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed, acute care hospital located in the scenic Southwest Colorado town of Durango. It is the only hospital in Colorado to be rated by Medicare with five stars for overall hospital quality. It is recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 100 Hospital for orthopedic and spine surgery and for outstanding patient experience and patient safety. Mercy has also received 10 consecutive 'A' grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. Our providers use state-of-the-art technology in an environment designed to promote well-being and healing of body, mind, and spirit. Among the many specialty services available at Mercy are emergency care (Level III trauma designation), surgical care, cardiac care (including interventional), Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Excellence, a Family Birthing Center, home care, hospice care more. Durango offers an exceptional quality of life with small town charm, excellent schools, and year-round, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking, camping and more.

Everyone Thrives Here

You’re different, and we love it. Your perspectives, your ways, what you are on a mission to go and do – we’re all different at Centura Health, but we’re also all equally connected and supported. We are here to cultivate YOU in an environment which not only lifts you up, but propels you forward.

Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veteran and Disability. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, health screen and background check.