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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), is seeking Nurse Coaches to promote wellness and resiliency by guiding clients to deepen connection to their inner healing resources and their capacity to make meaningful choices and to help establish goals and strategies for healthier lifestyle behaviors.  The Nurse Coaches serve the HealthyLifetime© Program as the primary clinician for a group of older adult clients, and executes all aspects of the Healthy Lifetime program with each client during the program.

The HealthyLifetime© Program (HL) is a personalized all-virtual health coaching program for adults, 50 years of age or older, that includes a comprehensive assessment made through a survey and one 'virtual' in-home visit, a goal directed strengthening action plan developed by the participant with the guidance of the nurse, a tailored daily planning guide to enhance action steps and goal attainment, and six (6) weekly 30-minute nurse coaching sessions with participants using video technology. Current clients remain in the program for up to one (1) year.

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends worldwide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

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The Nurse Coach’s responsibilities in the HealthyLifetime© Program include:

  • Conducts an initial virtual home visit with each client and completes a comprehensive assessment of which includes:  review of the client’s Personal Health Survey and Medical and Medication History, completion of the “Timed-Up and Go” (TUGS) assessment for fall risk, and completion of the Center for Disease Control’s Home Environment Assessment.
  • Tests the bandwidth strength during the in-home assessment and reviews procedures for the client iPad and technology process. 
  • Guides the client in discovery of preferences, goals, strengths and struggles as the client establishes, client-driven small step goals through a video planning session to develop the client’s Personal Strengthening Plan.
  • Assists the client in building capacity for self-care, problem solving and decision-making through sharing of knowledge, expertise and custom resources by conducting six weekly video coaching sessions with each client.
  • Reviews each client’s daily audio recordings for patterns and client input and assists the client to reflect on progress, lessons and growth over the course of the program.
  • Collects, documents and stores all required data from each client encounter.
  • Actively participates in weekly clinical case consultation sessions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.


Supervision is received from the Study Co-Investigator (Co-I).

Required Qualifications*

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of nursing experience in a clinical setting is required. 
  • A nursing license in the State of Michigan is required for this position (current licensure or willingness to obtain licensure).
  • Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications, policies and procedures both internal and external to the University for your assigned classroom(s) and/or clinical site(s).
  • Candidate must have completed the HealthyLifetime© virtual training.
  • Certification as a nurse health coach is preferred.
  • Experience working in the community with diverse populations preferred.
  • Candidate must be an expert listener and have the ability to develop trusting therapeutic relationships to evoke client story; must have superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the capacity for reflective practice and the ability to support the client as the driver of the intervention process. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency at the expert level with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook and PowerPoint), and especially considerable expertise in Excel including the ability to analyze data in Excel is required.


  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner. Demonstrated time management and relationship building skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, an ability to work independently and adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines, and a willingness to learn.
  • Working collaboratively with all members of the research team to ensure efficient progress of the study, ethical conduct and accuracy of data collected.
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Fluency in Spanish and Arabic is desired.
  • Significant intercultural experience is desired.

Additional Information

Hours:  approximately 16 hours total

Shift/Hours/Days:  variable hours

Salary Range: up to $30 hourly

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.