Geisinger Health System Wellness Associate I (GHP) in DANVILLE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Wellness Associate I (GHP)

LOCATION: Fresh Food Farmacy, Scranton

DEPARTMENT: Geisinger Health Plan

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

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 food distribution in Scranton 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.

Fluent in both Spanish and English are preferred

EDUCATION AND 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.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

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:

One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

** 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.