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Wellness Coaches and Integrated Beh. Health Clinicians in Primary Care
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4/28/2020 at 4:11:32 AM GMT
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Wellness Coaches and Integrated Beh. Health Clinicians in Primary Care

Hello everyone,

I am working with an FQHC that has both Wellness Coaches (non licensed, no specific training required) and licensed Beh. Health Providers.  Does anyone else out there have such a model and if so do you have job descriptions for both role or better yet some kind of grid showing the the different duties, etc. of each role This system is committed to having both roles and there is quite a bit of roll confusion between the two creating quite a bit of havac. Thanks for any input!


Dear Laura,

Check out the Jobs link for Iora Health and click apply to see job descriptions for BHS and Health Coaches.   There is a clear distinction in Iora care model between coaching and bh intervention.  BHS providers are typically doctoral level licensed providers.  Health Coaches typically have a bachelor's degree in a health related field, are certified medical assistants and trained in strategies to advance value based care.  BHS providers train health coaches in motivational interviewing, management of chronic health conditions, person centered communication, professional boundaries, trauma informed care, etc.  Health coaches help identify patients that might benefit from BH intervention and along with PCP's arrange for warm hand offs, individual and group consultations. 



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