Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.
At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.
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Purpose of Position:
Under general supervision of the Medical Director of the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine (PBLM) Program, the Health Coach provides health coaching support (with emphasis on plant-based nutrition) to adult patients enrolled in the PBLM Program. This program is designed to help patients living with chronic cardiometabolic conditions adopt healthy lifestyle changes across the pillars of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, social connections, and avoidance of risky substances. Clinical criteria for referral to this program include atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, hypertension, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and/or health concerns related to obesity. The health coach follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures and participates in all interdisciplinary activities as a member of the health care team.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
1. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in public health education, education, public/community health administration, public administration or business administration, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in developing public health education programs, including identifying target populations, conducting needs assessments, designing educational materials, planning educational presentations or workshops,
evaluating health education programs; presenting public health education programs; and/or counseling in areas such as communicable diseases, substance abuse, assault, sexual abuse, and/or family planning; or,
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of full-time satisfactory experience as outlined in one (1) above.
Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.
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NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care delivery system in the United States dedicated to providing the highest quality health care services to all New Yorkers with compassion, dignity and respect, and regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.
We are an integrated network of hospitals, community-based health centers, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, home care services, correctional health services and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our diverse team of health care professionals – 45,000 strong – provide culturally responsive care to more than one million patients every year in more than 70 patient care locations across the five boroughs of New York City.
As a safety net health system, we are committed to making health care accessible and affordable. We focus on health and wellness with an emphasis on keeping communities healthy, not just treating injury or illness. We advance health equity by consistently addressing social determinants of health, ensuring workforce diversity and creating models of care that remove barriers for special populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of illness.
Our skilled clinicians offer the full continuum of care including primary care, urgent care, behavioral health and specialty services in every area of medicine to improve the health of the communities we serve and help all New Yorkers live their healthiest life.
NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to excellence in health care. Our providers work together to provide comprehensive, personalized care to all New Yorkers.
NYC Health + Hospitals’ vision is to be a fully integrated health system that enables New Yorkers to live their healthiest lives.
NYC Health + Hospitals is built on a foundation of social and racial equity and has established the ICARE standards for all our staff. It will help us offer our patients a better experience when under our care and will increase staff awareness to become better engaged with the mission and vision of the organization.