The Whole Health Employee Well-Being Coordinator position is under supervision of the Whole Health Program Manager. The position has full responsibility for administering all aspects of the local initiative to support the health and well-being of employees and assists the Whole Health Program Manager in the development and implementation of the Whole Health System of Care, throughout VACHS Employee Wellness Program. The Whole Health Employee Well-Being Coordinator has the ultimate responsibility for planning and implementation of the local employee wellness program based on national guidance provided by the national Employee Whole Health program office. The local initiative involves assembling and coordinating the activities of a diverse planning team of health professionals and representatives from various services who will assist the coordinator in planning and implementing educational opportunities, wellness activities, and programs for employees. The incumbent is expected to address overall wellness issues for employees throughout the medical center and outlying areas including but not limited to nutrition, mental, emotional, social, physical, and environmental wellness based on Whole Health (WH) principles and the WH system of care. As a registered nurse, the incumbent provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. Functions of assigned duties include, but are not limited to: Addresses overall wellness issues for employees throughout the medical center and outlying areas including but not limited to nutrition, mental, emotional, social, physical, and environmental wellness based on Whole Health (WH) principles and the WH system of care. Establishes and chairs the Employee Whole Health Committee. Assembles a diverse planning team of interdisciplinary health professionals and representatives from various services within the medical center including labor partners. Works with the committee to develop a charter, goals and strategic plan for the Employee Whole Health program, and ensures the plan is updated annually. Represents Employee Whole Health on the Whole Health Committee to ensure collaboration on wellness initiatives that may be beneficial to both Veteran patients and employees when feasible. Conducts needs assessment(s) of employees to determine program needs and interests. Develops core program components based on assessment results. Collaborates with other services on the assessment of the health needs of employees. Consults with specific services such as Safety, Human Resources, Veterans Canteen Service and Occupational Health to identify employees at highest risk for injury or illness identifying strategies to help lessen the risk within these groups. Develops and delivers classes, seminars, workshops, etc. on various Employee Whole Health topics including but not limited to nutrition, physical activity, and mental health topics or works to identify and collaborates with relevant subject matter experts. Responsible for scheduling, approving instructors, selecting classes and activities, and organizing events. Integrates concepts, practices and tools that support the WH system of care. Utilizes materials and resources available on the WH library. Develops training materials for staff educational needs. Ensures newly hired employees are trained and oriented to the Employee Whole Health program and key activities as part of new employee orientation (NEO). Provides age-specific care that is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, cultural and chronological maturation needs of the patients. Demonstrates knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the young adult through geriatric age groups. Ability to identify age-specific needs and provide the appropriate care based upon the age-related factors. Take into consideration the age-related difference of the patient's populations served: Delivers safe care to assigned patients, while developing technical competencies. Works in conjunction with the Whole Health Program manager to manage the resources of a complex whole health program in a manner that applies professional standards of practice in the most effective and efficient method resulting in favorable outcomes. Makes recommendations concerning the resources available and identifies risk areas, including budgetary, staffing, supplies, equipment, and availability of data and information. Identifies and forecasts resource and personnel requirements for ongoing and projected whole health program. Seeks supportive resources in the community for referring Employees and Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.