Wellness Assoicate I

Job Title: Wellness Associate I
Location: Lewistown Hospital
Department: Geisinger Health Plan Fresh Food Pharmacy
Work Type: Full Time
Job Summary :
The Fresh Food Farmacy program is a program designed at using food as a way to manage health. The goal of the program is to decrease medication needs, increase nutritional education, create access to fresh food and manage health needs thru the support of a multidisciplinary care team. The Wellness Associate 1 for the Fresh Food Farmacy is an instrumental member of a multidisciplinary team, working within the community providing outreach to patients with medical and social needs. This position acts as a resource to coordinate and manage the Central PA Food Bank Food Pantry (CPFB) distribution in Lewistown as well as acting as a potential resource to support expansion in other regions. Under the direction of the Director, Health and Wellness this individual serves to facilitate linkage to community and Geisinger resources that will enable the patient to obtain optimal health outcomes and remain safe in the community.
Competencies and Skills:
Ability to motivate and engage patients and the Health Care Team. Exercise hospitality, sensitivity and compassion for those in need and possess a commitment to serving them.
Demonstrates excellent organizational ability, self motivation and ability to motivate others.
Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills. Recognizes and respects the dignity of all people, maintaining client confidentiality at all times.
Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
Ability to openly address and acknowledge observed issues and concerns
Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills, including accurate keyboard entry of data into relevant computer based databases and spreadsheets. Demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Attention to detail, and ability to be flexible in performing a variety of tasks
Demonstrates ability to complete projects within designated timelines and the ability to prioritize duties is required
Demonstrates ability to work independently, set priorities, multi task and provide problem resolution.
Demonstrates ability to use basic office equipment, computer, fax machine, copier, calculator, etc.
Education and or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in healthcare field or health promotion/wellness required or 5 years experience in wellness related field may be accepted in lieu of degree.
Experience with computers and use of software including Microsoft Office (includes: Visio, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) required. Additional computer experience (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, and databases) required.
Minimum one year healthcare/wellness work experience preferred.
Valid Pennsylvania driver's license for travel to company locations required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Duties require exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally (approximately 10-33% of shift) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push and pull articles such as files, boxes, and bags of food.
Varied settings including but not limited to office, patients home, hospital, and community centers.
Travel required; personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.
Day shift with some evening/weekend hours required.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

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