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by mntcra mntcra (New) New

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I just got a job offer to be an RN Health Coach and was curious to know if anyone has done this before and if they liked it. It mostly consists of phone calls to members with various needs with a more holistic approach. It is considered a 'cushion job' but it is okay with me since I get my adrenaline rush doing triathlons and could do without crazy stress at work. I have done bedside care for over twelve years and need to think about the future for my mental and physical health and get a job away from that so I can work without the drama and trauma.

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I've never heard of an "RN Health Coach."

I think I'd like it.

I could be a renegade Dear Abby of sorts, phoning people to tell them how to better their professional lives while simultaneously sipping Merlot and cleaning the cat box.

Oh and congrats. :)

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Congratulations and best wishes with the new job!

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My health insurance company offered them when I was in nursing school. SHe called me and we made goals to exercise weekly and go to WW (which my insurance company discounted). I explained to her that I was in nursing school and majorly stressed, which she totally understood.Then she became my health coach, nutrition guide, and homework helper. Loved her!!! I think she called once a week?

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Does this health "coach" position involve reading prepared material to the "member"?

Does it offer treatments besides EXPENSIVE (for the company) surgery?

If so , that position offended my ethics, as I was just a spy.

If not, good luck and enjoy.

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MomRN0913 specializes in ICU.

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Personally, it sounds like the perfect job to me. My favorite part of nursing is teaching and wellness and self care.

So, where did you get this job?

And congrats, I agree adrenaline rushes can be obtained elsewhere:)

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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I did telephonic case mgmt once. It was ok. Got boring very quickly. Some people are glad of the help and others want nothing to do with you.

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I have not done this type of nursing but am in the same boat as you. I have had my fill of bedside nursing and would like to do something else. Unfortunately I can only find jobs that are Travel or bedside. I've been chasing all of the usual online "available jobs". They don't seem to be real. I would like to be an Occupational nurse but have never done this before and all of the jobs listed require prior experience? Occupational nursing doesn't seem to be so difficult compared to bedside nursing and I've managed to do an excellent job there. How does a nurse get away from bedside nursing? Debbra Wolfe

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My health insurance company offered them to help with wellness, as a matter of preventing future illness. It was not to replace expensive procedures or anything. I thought it was nice. It was available to anyone and you had to agfree to participate. They sent me a measuring tape, a pedometer, and post cards encouraging goals.

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I have not started in this new endeavor yet, but I know I will spend five weeks in San diego for training and then come back to Dallas, Tx to work. The primary function of this position is to provide phone based coaching, education and support to members using Healthyroads Programs. It provides supportive accountability to members in relation to their health related goals and developing a plan with them to reach these goals. It has nothing to do with offering treatments or planning for surgery, it is a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle that members choose to stay healthy and active. We give them a plan for medical risk issues, developing a plan for nutrition, exercise, health education and counseling. My backgroung is a BSN in nursing and a MS in dietetics, I also do triathlons and keep active in training and such. This type of job would be sedentary and I know that I will speak from experience, not reading from any propaganda/cheat sheets when I engage with the clients. This job would not be for everyone, as it could be boring/no challenge, but for me it would be a change from bedside and if I ever wanted to go back or go into something else then at least I have that chance.

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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Oh, do not misunderstand me, I still think you should go for it. Just know that not everyone wants your assistance and that it does get repetitive.

5 weeks of training in SD? I would take it just for 5 weeks in San Diego!

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I have not started in this new endeavor yet, but I know I will spend five weeks in San diego for training and then come back to Dallas, Tx to work. The primary function of this position is to provide phone based coaching, education and support to members using Healthyroads Programs. It provides supportive accountability to members in relation to their health related goals and developing a plan with them to reach these goals. It has nothing to do with offering treatments or planning for surgery, it is a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle that members choose to stay healthy and active. We give them a plan for medical risk issues, developing a plan for nutrition, exercise, health education and counseling. My backgroung is a BSN in nursing and a MS in dietetics, I also do triathlons and keep active in training and such. This type of job would be sedentary and I know that I will speak from experience, not reading from any propaganda/cheat sheets when I engage with the clients. This job would not be for everyone, as it could be boring/no challenge, but for me it would be a change from bedside and if I ever wanted to go back or go into something else then at least I have that chance.

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