Director of Population Health Operations

Somatus

Columbus, OH, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/02/2021
  • Website: www.somatus.com
  • 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 Director of Population Health Operations will execute and implement clinical protocols and care management programs operationally.  Additionally, address the need of improving the healthcare of the CKD/ESKD patient population while reducing the total cost of care. He/she will be leading and developing field-based healthcare teams tied to Population Health and value-based kidney care space. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Manage a P&L for your market under the guidance of a Market General Manager. 
  • Assess areas of greatest opportunity within the markets and target specific cost savings areas through evidence-based protocols and innovative care management strategies; 
  • Drive the development and practice implementation of population health initiatives and continue optimizing as needed to achieve the desired clinical and business outcomes;  
  • Follow comprehensive assessment methods to identify gaps in CKD and ESRD management within the market and establish relationships with local providers; 
  • Direct initiatives and workflows that focus on social, environmental, and economic factors that have the greatest influence on health across a community; 
  • Utilize technology to standardize assessments, workflows, and care planning to take initiatives to scale;  
  • Identify and monitor KPIs related to initiatives to determine short-term and long-term success measures; 
  • Support the development of care management methods to draw actionable insights to target high needs patients; 
  • Conduct research to identify best practices and develop a deep understanding of how to positively impact the overall care of the CKD/ESRD patients; 
  • Stay at the forefront of value-based care to gain new ideas and approaches; 
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as needed to support the overarching goals of the population health operations team. 
  • Manage multiple field-based operational teams in the market which are led by Operations Managers. 
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:  

Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preference for concentration in global health, health management, or business. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years related clinical experience, preferably in value-based kidney care, population health, ambulatory care, community public health, case or care management, or coordinating care across multiple settings and with multiple providers. 
  • Relevant competencies include clinical program development and improvement, analytical problem solving, project management, effective written and verbal communication, and ability to positively influence others. 
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity with the aid of structured problem-solving techniques. 
  • Must be results-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and coordinate activities to consistently meet deadlines and client expectations. 
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while maintaining focus on key goals. 

 Preferred 

 A Master’s degree or other advanced degree in nursing, business, health services research, health policy, or other relevant fields preferred. 

  • Eight (8) years related experience. 
  • Bilingual skills are a plus. 
  • Knowledge and experience with care management competencies. 
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations.  

 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. 

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position may require standing and walking for long shifts. Seeing, smelling, repetitive motion and lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds at a time are required for this position. 

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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