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Lifestyle Nurse Specialist IV - Lifestyle Medicine Clinic - Greenville, NC

Job ID: 955232
Facility: Vidant Home Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

The Lifestyle Nurse Specialist drives integration of clinical and lifestyle care plans for management or reduction of disease and risk factors to support the organization and individuals to achieve health improvement goals and overall well-being.

The Specialist assesses health risks, navigates to resources and provides case management and behavior modification education, support, and accountability to assigned population with emphasis on lifestyle, behavior change and self-management.

The Lifestyle Nurse Specialist covers a geographic territory to deliver services to assigned populations and locations and is accountable for a designated patient caseload to facilitate the plan of care with the underlying objective of enhancing the quality of patient care, optimizing clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while managing the cost of care.

The Specialist provides leadership in wellness and population based health improvements such as educational classes and programs for cohorts of patients, environment and culture changes to promote well-being. The Specialist also helps drive change through performance improvement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university required.  Master's Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or other health related program required.
  • 5+ years clinical experience in Lifestyle Medicine, Population Health, Disease Management, Case/Care Management, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Change, Wellness Coaching, or Patient Education.
  • RN licensure in the State of NC or hold a Temporary License as a Registered Nurse in NC
  • 3 Advanced Certifications or NBC-HWC and 1 Advanced Certification or Doctoral Degree and 1 Advanced Certification required.
  • Evidence of a high level of skill in critical thinking, assessment, identification of problems, care planning, utilization, motivational interviewing and behavior modification.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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