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Sanford Health Senior Wellness Programs Specialist - Worksite Wellness Programs in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Senior Wellness Programs Specialist | Worksite Wellness Programs | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : Worksite Wellness Programs

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Leads in the development of comprehensive patient lifestyle medicine plans. Implements nutrition therapies and exercise interventions designed to help manage and reverse chronic disease, in order to improve patient health and wellbeing.

Determines health, well-being, and nutritional status through a lifestyle medicine consultation and readiness to change assessment. Provides virtual and onsite clinic health and wellness education and coaching according to disease state, medical condition and health risks. Ability to deliver high-quality patient service consistently in a professional manner. Initiates and facilitates member communications to ensure members are aware of their wellness benefits, optimizing wellness program participation.

Assists participants to progress through the development of goals, action plans and relapse-prevention plans in order to meet their lifestyle needs and foster responsibility for self-care. Optimizes health and wellbeing and nutritional status by providing nutritional counseling, cooking classes and education, personal training, and group fitness to patients with high-risk health indicators. Exhibits commitment to maintaining confidential notes on interactions with patients and confidentiality with charting details. Connects patients to community and medical resources. Regularly evaluates the success of the department's lifestyle medicine interventions based on participant satisfaction and impact on health and wellness outcomes. Works with considerable latitude leading the collection, analysis and reporting of programmatic outcomes. Provides insight and suggestions on wellness interventions based on best practice. Provides leadership in the development and oversight of lifestyle medicine patient solutions. Creates lifestyle medicine plans for patients encompassing all dimensions of health and well-being.


Explores own motivation and initiative and how it relates to the workplace.;Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact.;Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities.;Brings potential problems to the fore, thereby enabling decision makers to keep projects on track.;Performs the correct practices and procedures for customer interaction.;Illustrates problems, opportunities and methods for improving existing business processes.;Takes a mindful approach to anticipated communications with colleagues and customers/clients.;Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate.;Proceeds without seeking unnecessary permission.;Creates action plans that ensure the accomplishment of responsibilities.;Gathers data for use in the analysis of business processes.;Participates in requirements analysis for process changes.;


Bachelor's degree in dietetics or food and nutrition through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program.

Prefer at least 900 hours of supervised dietetics practice under the supervision of a registered dietitian or nutrition professional.

Licensed or certified as a dietitian or nutrition professional by the State in which the services are performed and currently holds Registered Dietitian (RD) license within the applicable state(s).

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certificate or ability to attain CPT within nine months of hire preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Health Plan

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD10101