University of North Texas Health Science Center - Health Coach

Location
Fort Worth
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is seeking to hire a Health Coach to join our team. The Health Coach may have different functions/tasks during the workday including, but not limited to: * Conduct monthly visits with participants. * Help to screen participants for enrollment eligibility, perform interviews, enter data, and update the data management software program. * Keep a flexible schedule when making appointments with clients. Interviews will be held throughout Tarrant County. * Follow-up with participants by making phone calls, street tracking, and maintaining updates with other project staff. * Works as part of a team to deliver monthly intervention sessions to participants who are enrolled in the program. * Will be fully trained in motivational interviewing, use of a customized health coaching software, as well as the larger study protocol/procedures. * Able to read the interview data, make logical judgments regarding the validity, clarity, and accurateness of the information being provided. * Able to maintain accurate record collection. * Works closely with the rest of the research team, which includes research assistants, project manager, and the principal investigator. * Plays an important role as, he/she will collect data, provide in-the-field experience, and will help the rest of the team make better decisions about the study. Decisions such as: length of interviews, data processing issues, issues regarding participants, among others may be reviewed by or discussed with the PI during the course of the study. * Trained on issues regarding sensitive topics such as alcohol/drug use, mental health, and criminal activity, and will be able to manage any emotional discomfort associated with study questions. * Operate from a strengths-based and client-centered frame of reference. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.