Wellness Advocate

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

Wellness Advocates are responsible for working directly with patients, providers and the clinical team in supporting the management of patient panel plan of care in an ambulatory clinic practice for the Employee Value Based Care (VBC) Organization.
The Value Based Care Organization (VBC) is an employee program that supports the culture of wellness for UVA employees and their families. The VBC is a UVA population health initiative that strives to improve the patient experience (both quality and satisfaction), improve population health, and reduce the growth in healthcare expenditures.


Conducts Patient Outreach and education prior to, during, and after the appointment, including plans of action and assist with maintaining the plan
Reviews and maintains charts and facilitates patient accessibility to this information
Prepares patient plan of action and researches clinical indicators
Collaborates with teams across multiple clinics and areas
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $16.31 - $25.28 Hourly


Education: Bachelors degree OR A technical diploma or certificate in Medical Assisting required. Associates Degree in Medical Assisting from an accredited Program of Study such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) preferred, OR Graduation from a certified Paramedic or EMT-Intermediate education program required.

Experience: 1 year relevant experience in a clinical environment experience preferred.

License/Certification: If MA, Certified Medical Assistant by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), Registered Medical Assistant by the American Medical Technologists, or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant by the National Healthcareer Association is required. If Bachelors Degree, no certification is required. If EMT, certified as a EMT-P or EMT-I in the Commonwealth of Virginia or certified as a NREMT-I or NREMT-P (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) required.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time