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Title: Health Coach

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Posted At: 28th Dec, 2019


About mDoc:

mDoc is digital health social enterprise that leverages behavioral science, technology and quality improvement methodologies to provide improve access to quality healthcare for people with chronic health needs. We are seeking knowledgeable health Coaches to join our team. Our goal is to augment the knowledge and capability of healthcare providers and health consumers to ensure longer, happier and healthier lives across sub-Saharan Africa. mDoc aims to further build capability and to support physicians to provide education and tools to patients to improve self-management. Our ethos is etched in the belief that augmenting the healthcare & technology landscape is paramount to helping Africa unlock its true potential. We are on a mission to transform how African healthcare consumers receive the support they need to live longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives.

In close partnership with community-based organizations, government, NGOs and a leading commercial partner, we are augmenting the health system to focus on what matters to our members in their communities. We are building an enabling community-based ecosystem to better help people with self-management of their chronic conditions and other health needs while helping them navigate quality in-person healthcare when face-to-face care is needed. We focus on personalized care. Over the next few months, we will grow quickly with key projects requiring a deep focus and the discipline, rigor and humility to test alongside our customers, iterate and scale.


The position:

In this position, you will be a part of the team cohort providing direct (virtual and inperson) self-management support services to members, who face challenges with chronic health needs such as diabetes and hypertension via our innovative selfmanagement model. You will be associated with our first self-management "hub". Your work will frequently be hub and field-based, extending out in the surrounding neighborhood and community but there will also be a large virtual component as well. You will be expected to follow evidence-based guidelines for care while contextualizing to the needs of the members. The Health Coach will be responsible for members/ individuals and will work in collaboration with other members of a virtual team to help them meet their wellness and health needs. You will be expected to respond to them asynchronously for the most part as well as setting up brief one on one synchronous chats. The health coaches work with individuals and encourages them to take a lead role in their wellness by providing them with tools and support to make the right kinds of lifestyle modifications. Along with the mDoc leadership team, you will cultivate an environment reflecting the values of mDoc Healthcare, including respect for our members and team members. Providing optimal member-centred care and experience is of critical importance to mDoc so we are looking for people who embody this in mind and action. You must be data-driven or willing to be data-driven such that you are looking constantly at your member needs, responding to them and also looking at population level data and coming up with ideas on how to drive continued engagement and adherence. We are looking for risk-takers with a LOT of initiative who are willing to learn and grow with and add value to a startup company that wants to help people improve their health and wellness. You must be someone who is comfortable with technology, working remotely and supporting your groups of individuals remotely as well as in person. You must be responsive to their needs and willing to be adaptive.


The Health Coach will:

  • Provide support, lifestyle education and guidance to participants virtually and in-person and addressing their queries as well as motivating them.
  • Work with the operations and clinical team to understand population level data and make adjustments to the evidence-based curriculum.
  • Community engagement and mobilization through a multitude of methods
  • Work with community-based partners on shared initiatives
  • Research and compile needed clinical resources.
  • Support marketing and sales initiatives as subject matter expert.
  • Review data constantly and provide feedback within expected time frames on improvements or support
  • Pay close attention to tracking disease markers
  • Be based in Lagos
  • Be required to use technology for a majority of the work


Requirements:

  • Health coach certification preferred
  • Registered Nurse required
  • Master's degree or relevant qualification in social services or health-related field preferred (nursing/midwifery, psychology, counseling, health education, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, etc.) preferred but not required
  • Expert knowledge of motivational interviewing, reflective listening, behavior change theory, and health psychology preferred
  • ┬áMinimum 3 years of experience working in health coaching, health promotion, chronic illness management or other clinical role preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively support, communicate, and teach the unique culture and values of mDoc
  • Technology savvy and enthusiastic adopter of work and personal tools. Must be comfortable with assisting others in using technology and working remotely
  • Passion for improving health care experience, outcomes and costs
  • Interest in reviewing and responding to patient and population health data
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Strong communication and "person-centred" skills

To apply, please send to [email protected]:

  • A resume or cv
  • A 1-2 paragraph response in your email indicating why this job is compelling to you

Application deadline:

6th of Jan 2020