Works primarily with illness and disease prevention by conducting and coordinating and evaluating programs for risk reduction, early detection of disease, prevention of complications of a manifested disease or illness, and prevention of illness recurrence for Vanderbilt faculty and staff.
Provide clinical expertise to develop and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs targeting 5 major lifestyle characteristics: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Weight Management, Tobacco Use, and Stress.
serve as liaison to population health healthcare team, such as disease management.
Develop, implement, and maintain lifestyle risk reduction programs, including coordination and clinical oversight for risk reduction programs targeting 5 major lifestyle characteristics: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Weight Management, Tobacco Use, and Stress
Provides/directs appropriate triage based on identified health risks.
Maintain up-to-date medical protocols for Know Your Numbers including staff biometrics training, observation, and follow-up.
Consult with Managers, including Work/Life Connections--EAP for risk reduction programming around stress, hypertension, and other identified needs.
Update screening recommendations as indicated in the Health & Wellness Information Portal Health Advisor.
Respond to employee questions on lifestyle risk reduction.
Provide clinical expertise in population health communications (care gap alerts, targeted risk group emails).
Serve as a coach for the lifestyle coaching and Diabetes Prevention programs.
Oversee communications and serve as liaison to health care providers and insurers.
Collaborate on Go for the Gold program component development/marketing as needed.
Participates as a Health Plus /Health & Wellness team member in staffing of Health Plus events/programs/facility, attending annual conferences/trainings, and other duties as assigned.
Health Plus provides health promotion and prevention services that promote healthy lifestyles 24 hours a day, at home and at work. The Health Plus offices are located inside the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center; services are provided at multiple locations throughout campus and well as at One Hundred Oaks and Williamson County.
Position Shift - Monday thru Friday (8am - 5pm)
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