Expand, oversee, and conduct provision of a phone-delivered health coaching and social support intervention for high risk groups with type 2 diabetes.
Participates in development and expansion of existing coaching protocols in which study participants set personalized health goals, discuss family/friend involvement in their goals, implement skill-building to improve the quality and frequency of desired support, and monitor progress towards health goals
Participates in development of materials for the institutional review board
Administers phone coaching to participants â each session ~20-40 minutes following study protocols which include advanced use of helping skills, managing participant resistance, and applying solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques
Demonstrates proficiency in dealing with difficult interpersonal situations, potentially including cognitive or mental health problems
Tracks coaching session fidelity data in study databases
Maintains case notes for continuity across sessions and coaches
Coordinates with other members of the research team and participates in regular team meetings
Develops proficient understanding of the research study and its processes
Demonstrates receptivity to feedback related to intervention/protocol fidelity and clinical skills
Trains additional coach(es) and oversees development of proficiency in their skills
Tracks study data and produces regular reports (e.g., participantsâ completion of coaching sessions, fidelity data, and other relevant data as needed)
Masterâs degree in one of the following is preferred: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work
At least two years experience administering talk therapy beyond masterâs degree is needed
Demonstrated professional interest in/experience with family dynamics and/or minority or underserved populations is preferred
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
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