We are seeking experienced registered dietitians who are enthusiastic and have a passion for coaching patients through lifestyle changes to prevent, manage and reverse the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is a consulting position of 10-20 hours per weekBoston Heart Coaches are experts in nutrition and exercise approaches that directly correlate with national guidelines and a proprietary method to help patients achieve their heart health goals. After completing training in the Boston Heart Diagnostics Lifestyle Program, Boston Heart Coaches will:• Understand patients CVD risk factors, laboratory results and personal health goals.• Build a trust-based relationship enabling the coach to drive patients’ accountability, adherence and motivation.• Provide education and explanation on the Life Plan from Boston Heart, ongoing health tips, suggestions of food choices, menus and exercise plans that correspond to the individual’s Life Plan. • Facilitate patients’ transformation to a lifestyle that will maintain or improve their heart health through giving encouragement, identifying barriers and providing helpful strategies for success.• Monitor patients’ progress through weekly review of food journal and exercise log, and model the same behavior by maintaining and sharing a “coach’s journal” with patients.• Maintain thoroughly documented online coaching notes using Boston Heart Diagnostics system.• Communicate with and provide progress updates to healthcare providers regarding their patients who are participating in coaching with the Lifestyle Program.• Participate in CME and ongoing professional development.• Participate in mentoring/training of new coaches
• Passionate motivator, dedicated to improving the health of patients• Bachelors degree in health related field, Masters in nutrition and certification in weight management preferred • Registered Dietitian (RD), with state licensure or certification• At least 1 year of medical nutrition counseling experience in an outpatient or private practice setting, emphasis in cardiovascular disease, cholesterol reduction, and weight management preferred.• Bilingual in Spanish a plus• Strong interpersonal phone skills, previous phone coaching experience preferred• Basic computer skills: email, internet, Word and Excel.• Ability to work remotely from home office with internet access and landline. Minimal travel required.• Commitment to work at least 10 hours per week.• Availability on nights and weekends preferred.
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