UnitedHealth Group Associate Medical Director - Worcester/Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts
Landmark Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system.
The Associate Medical Director (AMD) provides direct and indirect medical care and population health management to patients served by Landmark Health. This role reports directly to the Market Medical Director. This role also provides clinical and operational oversight to a team of physicians and advanced level practitioners assigned to them. The AMD also acts as a leader for the zone’s interdisciplinary team accountable for serving a patient population and/or geography within a Landmark market
The AMD directs and helps build the capacity of a team of providers in a zone to manage a population of complex patients, and is responsible for achieving clinical outcomes, optimizing utilization/costs, and ensuring high patient satisfaction within that zone. This position is 60% direct and indirect patient care and 40% administrative.
Direct & Indirect Patient Care
Provide medical care to a panel of patients of the highest complexity
Transition high acuity patients back to longitudinal providers as patients’ condition improves
Act as a consultative physician focused on stabilizing the frailest and most vulnerable patients within the population
Complete comprehensive chart reviews and ride alongs of providers in their respective zone in order to ensure high quality care of patients
Participate in the market on call schedule and provide telephonic on-call coverage that require telephonic triage based on market needs
Support advanced level practitioners with in-person or telephonic clinical consultations
Provide real time supervision of Urgentivist Extenders (paramedics or RNs/LPNs/LVNs) as needed
Review reports and data to improve population health for patients within their zone and patient panel
Provide clinical leadership, oversee quality and execute clinical operations within a defined zone
Oversee the application of specific measurements of quality and ensure that all providers consistently meet thresholds
Remain current in the knowledge of geriatrics, utilization management, quality management, managed care principals and new clinical developments and technologies
Participate in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care provided to members
At the direction of the Market Medical Director participate in the resolution of medically related grievances
Team Performance Management
Supervise POD leaders and advanced practice practitioners directly reporting to AMD, including conducting regular 1:1s, proactively providing performance feedback, reviews and mentorship, overseeing provider education, in-service training, and orientation
Support the Market Medical Director in recruiting advanced practice practitioners and physicians in their zone, ensuring the pursuit of talent with the appropriate mix of clinical skills and behavioral qualities to retain a high performing team
Proactive ownership for zone’s performance against key clinical and operational performance metrics
Ownership of onboarding support and clinical education to providers in the zone
Assist with creating, publishing and participating in the call schedule, approving PTO and other administrative activities
Interdisciplinary Team Leadership
Lead and participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, including case reviews that engage the full team, teaching on relevant clinical topics, and training on new protocols and workflows
Participate in provider and physician meetings
Join daily huddle with a focused team of interdisciplinary staff Health Plan & Community Relations
Assist Market Medical Director in enhancing community relationships with targeted and local hospitals, PCPs, community acute care, SNF, LTC and ALF facilities in the market
Act as a local leader and advocate for the Landmark model with community providers and delivery systems and other community partners or potential business partners
Serve as an advocate for the team with community providers when escalation is necessary and ensure appropriate resolution
Strategy & Standardization
Support implementation of centrally-led initiatives and develop market-led improvement initiatives
Support Market Medical Director when not available for meetings within and outside of Landmark
Participate actively in all Peer Review activities
Other duties as assigned by the Market Medical Director
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Physician currently licensed to practice without restriction in the state of practice and has met or exceeded all the credentialing requirements of a provider within the provider panel
Current in the knowledge of geriatrics, utilization management, quality management, managed care principals and new clinical developments and technologies
Experience in leading teams of physicians and mid-level providers in delivering high quality, cost effective care
Experience in recruiting and hiring medical talent along with continuous supervision of the medical care delivered
Ability to analyze staffing needs sufficient to care for the patient panel
Experience in coaching members of the health care team to provide excellent care or, if needed, determine deficiencies in care and formulate a plan for improvement
Access to reliable transportation required; if you are driving a vehicle, you must comply with all the terms of the Landmark Motor Vehicle Safety Policy
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Below are the physical requirements which are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regular requirement to sit; use hands to touch, handle or feel.
Regular requirement to talk and listen.
Occasional requirement to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms
Occasional requirement to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to travel by plane or car
Below is a description of the work environment that the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
- Noise level is usually moderate
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