Looking for a chance to drive measurable and meaningful improvement in the use of evidence - based medicine, patient safety, practice variation and affordability? You can make a difference at UnitedHealth Group and our family of businesses in serving our Medicare, Medicaid and commercial members and plan sponsors. Be part of changing the way health care is delivered while working with a Fortune 6 industry leader. Transforming health care and millions of lives starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring. Find out more and join us. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, WellMed is an industry leader in medical risk management, highly effective disease management and chronic care programs, healthcare delivery services and more. Our focus and mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. We are innovators in preventative healthcare, striving to change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Our providers and support staff are selected for their dedication to the senior population and focus on preventative, proactive patient care. WellMed is now part of the OptumHealth division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. We are currently seeking a Market Medical Director in the El Paso market. The Medical Director (MD) is a key member of the Market Leadership and Management Team who shares responsibility for decision making and outcomes in the market with the other members of the market team. The MD is responsible for improving the quality and efficiency of medical care in his / her market(s) and leading the provider network (both employed and contracted). The Medical Director is also responsible for mentoring all assigned Lead Physicians and Market Medical Directors in their leadership development. In addition, The Market MD will also be responsible for providing clinical support in our new Lower Valley clinic. Primary Responsibilities: Develops and maintain a collegial relationships with physicians (employed and contracted) in order to support the business efforts of the organization Conducts and directs standardized, functional Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings and ensures patient information is disseminated to physicians to ensure appropriate patient care is being delivered. Implement market specific initiatives and ensures that processes and procedures are aligned with the business model Drives improvement of quality indicators in assigned market by identifying, directing, and executing continuous quality improvement activities or processes Perform annual evaluations of the, Market Medical Director, Lead Physician(s), and other providers as directed Participates in Committees, as needed Collaborates with Market Operations and Provider Relations staff in the market(s) Assists in the identification of potential physician practice acquisitions in assigned market Partnering with the Clinical Affordability team to support new innovative approaches to making healthcare more efficient and meaningful to PCPs and patients alike; ultimately bending the cost curve in region Developing and cascading clinical outcome/improvement messaging to business units to foster tighter working culture Helping set agendas / strategies and leading multifaceted teams of Physician Business Managers, Risk Adjustment RNs, and Quality RNs Assist driving aligned performance in largely an independently contracted provider network through the development of meaningful relationships, financial and quality incentives, best practices, forward thinking solutions to improve our value proposition to medical providers Assist in the identification and development of current / new best practices in support of continuous financial and quality improvement Serve as an integral dyad partner interfacing with Corporate level support divisions, to include: Quality, Risk Adjustment, Cost and Care
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
Five or more years of clinical experience
Current board certification
Active, unrestricted medical license in Texas, or ability to obtain licenses rapidly
Weekly clinical practice in our Lower Valley locations
Two or more years managed care experience
Bilingual (English / Spanish) fluency
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease.
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