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Senior Trainer – Group Support Facilitator - Ornish program

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Company: Healthways

Location: Sausalito, CA

Date Posted: July 24, 2014

Source: Healthways, Inc.

## Description (We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.)

You may have only a few times in your career when something truly special happens and you are given the opportunity to be a part of this greatness.

On July 23rd, Healthways entered into an exclusive partnership with Dean Ornish, M.D., to operate and license his Lifestyle Management Programs. Dr. Ornish’s programs, combined with Healthways’ well-being improvement platform, will enable the Company to comprehensively leverage proven lifestyle behavior change programs that serve the purpose of preventing, treating and reversing certain chronic diseases.

The Ornish program has proven effective against coronary artery disease. Healthways will now train and certify health systems, health plans, hospitals and physician groups, allowing them to deliver programs that can manage and help reverse the progression of chronic diseases.

We are currently recruiting for Senior Trainers/Group Support Facilitator for Clinical ...

## Description (We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.)

You may have only a few times in your career when something truly special happens and you are given the opportunity to be a part of this greatness.

On July 23rd, Healthways entered into an exclusive partnership with Dean Ornish, M.D., to operate and license his Lifestyle Management Programs. Dr. Ornish’s programs, combined with Healthways’ well-being improvement platform, will enable the Company to comprehensively leverage proven lifestyle behavior change programs that serve the purpose of preventing, treating and reversing certain chronic diseases.

The Ornish program has proven effective against coronary artery disease. Healthways will now train and certify health systems, health plans, hospitals and physician groups, allowing them to deliver programs that can manage and help reverse the progression of chronic diseases.

We are currently recruiting for Senior Trainers/Group Support Facilitator for Clinical Case Management:

The Scope of Work includes but is not limited to:

1. Site Management

a. Stand-up new site

i. Initial site survey: facility, equipment, supplies, etc.

ii. Screen and approve clinical delivery team hires

iii. Vendor and other department relationships: food service, IT, etc.

iv. Marketing and recruitment: hospital, physician, community, etc.

b. Maintain quality of program delivery

i. Quality assurance

1. Host element specialist meetings (via monthly videoconference)

2. Communicate program updates and modifications

3. Monitor clinical delivery team productivity and effectiveness

4. Obtain and review annual data outcomes summary

5. Site visits as needed

ii. Oversight of Program Directors/Clinical Delivery Teams

c. Assists the Program Director in efforts to actively market and promote the Program to prospective participants and health care professionals to meet pre-determined participant enrollment objectives.

d. Provides support to staff dealing with difficult situations and difficult participants.

e. Presents lectures on communication skills, group process, lifestyle change, and stress related topics.

f. Provides educational in-services as necessary.

g. Facilitates the hiring and training of other group support facilitators.

h. Serves as a role model for all elements of the Program.

i. Facilitates high level of participant satisfaction.

2. Train the Trainers

a. Teach at 3-day training retreats

b. Create/update educational materials and program resources (lectures, demos, etc.)

3. Direct to consumer

a. Moderate community forum (http://feelthelove.ornishspectrum.com...

b. Contribute to newsletters, blogs, articles

c. Speaking engagements

4. Academic/Scientific

a. Maintain/update program delivery materials

b. Draft clinical memos

c. Work with Healthways science department to optimize data collection (methods, procedures, surveys, etc.)

d. Speaking engagements

5. Additional duties as assigned by the President and/or Director of Lifestyle Programs

## Qualifications

LICENSE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES

* Psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or mental health professional with state licensure or state approval, and experience working with groups.

* Ability to facilitate a process of self-expression and active listening in a way that can create connection, community, and intimacy among group participants.

* Ability to model and promote verbalization of feelings, and an empathic listening presence.

* Lack of need to be the center of the group process.

* Experience with cardiac patients or other individuals confronting chronic illness.

* Experience working with the psychosocial issues that may arise when making lifestyle changes.

* Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.

* Excellent leadership and adult education skills.

* Desire and ability to work in a participative team-oriented environment.

* Certification in BLS or CPR is preferred.

* Prefer experience working with an Ornish program required.

*Job:* Clinical / Nursing

*Schedule:* Full-time

*Shift:* Day Job

*Primary Location:* CA-Sausalito

*Req ID:* 1400063

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