This position is responsible for the delivery of Whole Health Coaching and skill development of the local Medical Center's Whole Health Coaching program, including provision of care through coaching and promotion and education to Veterans and staff. Duty Location: Corporal Michael J Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year). This appointment may be renewed for additional service in accordance with Agency needs for 1 additional year. Temporary positions offer health insurance (if the employee is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days) but do not offer life insurance or retirement benefits and may be terminated at any time before the expiration date. The appointment to a Temporary position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provides care to Veteran seeking self-directed, lasting changes aligned with their values; Provide interventions that promote health and wellness and enhance well-being, improve health-related outcomes, reduce likelihood of inpatient admissions, and improve quality of life; Works with Veterans on identifying their motivation for change, determining goals, developing and implementing treatment plans, assessing progress in order to adjust plans as necessary; Explore behaviors that increase the risk of developing or worsening chronic disease and those that reduce the likelihood of chronic illness; Collaborate with Veterans and their 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 hospitalization Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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.