Medical Director Populations Health-1099


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 02/16/2021
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  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

The Medical Director leads the clinical effort around Somatus’ Population Health efforts in all patient population markets. The Medical Director serves as the physician champion for Somatus initiatives, engaging other nephrologists and PCPs in the market.

 Essential Functions:

  • Experience with directing utilization management efforts of CKD and ESRD patients in the inpatient and outpatient environment
  • Participates with the investigation, tracking and data reporting of quality improvement projects
  • Stays informed about National, State and Local emerging policies, regulations and standards and the impact on patients’ care delivery and prepares policy implications as requested
  • Supports the thought strategy and protocol development for Population Health programs
  • Conducts clinical data reviews and uses data to guide care delivery and improvements to ensure that standard of care is being met
  • Ability to be a communication conduit with local PCP’s, nephrologist and hospitals/dialysis units particularly when urgent care gaps are identified
  • Collaborates with Somatus data analysts to streamline ways of accessing and presenting patient data such that it can drive clinical performance
  • Experience with peer to peer complaint management between physicians and/or healthcare provider
  • Maintains strong knowledge of medical and social issues, CKD & ESRD research related to prevention, care and treatment advancements
  • Experience with healthcare industries, including major hospital systems, other significant providers, City and State agencies, and relevant community-based organizations and agencies
  • Participates in treatment team activities to include the development and periodic review of patient treatment plans and partners with patient’s medical team if adherence is not met
  • Provides clinical oversight to Somatus care management team, including participation and recommendations in care team rounds

 Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an approved school of medicine and completion of an approved residency in Nephrology and Board eligible; and
  • A license to practice in pertinent state; and
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of Nephrology in a responsible medical and clinical administrative capacity

 Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills, including the ability to analyze complex situations, learn quickly and synthesize corresponding solutions, options and action plans
  • Creative problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify areas of common ground across potentially competing points-of-view
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral presentation skills, with the ability to engage, build credibility and engender trust across all levels of an organization
  • Intermediate-level competency in use of tools supporting all job duties, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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