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Clinical Liaison CDE

Primary Location: Tucson, AZ
Additional Locations: AZ-Tucson
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Description:
This is a work at home (telework) position that will require in field travel (50-75%) within the Tucson, AZ area

Utilizes a collaborative process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, to engage, educate, and promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal nutritional status.

Fundamental Components:

Assessment of Members:

- Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, uses knowledge and experience of nutrition and diet planning to conduct comprehensive evaluation of member's nutritional status and risks.

- Utilizes assessment techniques to determine member’s level of health literacy, technology capabilities/access, and readiness to change.

Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:

- By assimilating health/nutritional assessment data analysis, establishes a plan of care based on member’s health status/risks, education, and support needs.

- Partners with members to identify opportunities for integration into available internal/external programs.

- Using holistic approach consults with supervisors or others to overcome barriers with assisting members in meeting goals and objectives.

- Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels.

- Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health.

-Utilizing interviewing and active listening skills, provides nutritional coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent healthy lifestyle choices.

- Interprets and utilizes clinical guidelines/criteria to positively impact members health.

-Provides up-to-date information to help facilitate the member’s understanding of his/her health status.

-Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:

-Develops and monitors established nutrition plans, in collaboration with the member and/or attending physician, to meet the member’s goals.

-Utilizes internal policy and procedure in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.



Background Experience:

Required:

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • 3 or more years of coaching experience with the diabetic population
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Excel and Access required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in challenging situations
  • Licensure as required by state
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change

Preferred:

  • Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred
  • Experience in related areas such as weight management, nutrition or health lifestyle behavior change


Additional Job Information:

Utilizes a collaborative process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, to engage, educate, and promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal nutritional status.

Assessment of Members:- Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, uses knowledge and experience of nutrition and diet planning to conduct comprehensive evaluation of member's nutritional status and risks. - Utilizes assessment techniques to determine member’s level of health literacy, technology capabilities/access, and readiness to change. • Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:- By assimilating health/nutritional assessment data analysis, establishes a plan of care based on member’s health status/risks, education, and support needs. - Partners with members to identify opportunities for integration into available internal/external programs. - Using holistic approach consults with supervisors or others to overcome barriers with assisting members in meeting goals and objectives. - Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels. - Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/ behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health. -Utilizing interviewing and active listening skills, provides nutritional coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent healthy lifestyle choices. - Interprets and utilizes clinical guidelines/criteria to positively impact members health. -Provides up-to-date information to help facilitate the member’s understanding of his/her health status. -Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making. • Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:-Develops and monitors established nutrition plans, in collaboration with the member and/or attending physician, to meet the member’s goals. -Utilizes internal policy and procedure in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.



Education:
Learning - Certified Diabetic Educator, Nursing - Registered Dietitian (RD)

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

Percent of Travel Required:
50 - 75%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
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