Wellness Coach and Coordinator

SMMC-SMMC Hospital
Full Time
Day Job
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Do you want to be part of an amazing team that helps employees thrive in their overall well-being and experience joy at work? The Wellness Coordinator and Coach for our employee wellness program, The Good Life, leads wellness programming to enhance well-being in alignment with organizational strategic objectives such as employee engagement, recruitment, and retention.  

The Wellness Coordinator and Coach is responsible for promotion, implementation, and administering the campus specific program at Saddleback Medical Center including all aspects of The Good Life Wellness program such as wellness challenges and campaigns, health fairs, lunch and learns, and managing fitness facility access and offerings.  In the coach role, you�ll support employees enrolled in MemorialCare's onsite coaching program called The Good Life-In Balance. Employees volunteer to participate in this program that is designed to empower them to manage their diabetes, pre-diabetes, weight, or stress. You�ll engage in a collaborative process with employees using evidence-based coaching techniques, facilitating a discovery process that may include addressing ambivalence toward behavior change, aligning lifestyle behaviors with employee personal wellness goals, fostering responsibility for self-care, and designing a realistic action plan to increase likelihood of positive health outcomes. 

Specific duties include:

  • Collaborate with Good Life executive leadership and Good Life team to develop program goals, strategic objectives, and next year programming based on annual review.
  • Lead all system-wide activities and initiatives of The Good Life at Saddleback Medical Center and is responsible for active, ongoing communication to engage employee participation.
  • Must be self-directed, comfortable in leadership role, and excel at time management.
  • Responsible for monthly data analysis and participates in annual team data analysis, outcomes, and program effectiveness review to identify opportunities to improve employee health and well-being.
  • Manage fitness facility access, instructors, contractors, and offerings.
  • Conduct one on one on-site coaching sessions with In Balance program participants using a collaborative process to empower the employee to manage or improve their health through evidence-based coaching techniques, resulting in the development of a realistic action plan for goal achievement through sustained behavior change.

  • Maintain schedule flexibility to cover a variety of employee shifts, such as starting earlier or staying later one or two days a week.

  • Understand scope of practice; Refer and collaborate with other health professionals when clinical support is needed, such as EAP or dietitian.

  • Document all coaching sessions on HIPAA compliant platform to track wellness vision, goals and progress.



  • Must have at least three years related experience in corporate wellness, preferably in a healthcare setting.

  • Must have experience coaching individual clients for a minimum of two years.

  • Expertise in the principles and practices of health promotion, employee wellness programming, and behavior change.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Exhibits strong project management skills, specifically the ability to manage time effectively to support multiple assignments, shift priorities in accordance with need and work both independently and within teams.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Bachelor�s Degree or higher in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Nutrition, or related field required. 
  • Wellness Coach Certification from WellCoaches. Other credentialed coach certification programs will be considered.

  • CPR/AED certification required

  • Fitness certification from nationally recognized organization such as ACSM, NASM, NSCA or ACE preferred

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