UnitedHealth Group
Published
May 21, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

Are you a visionary with a passion for program development and superior clinical quality? As the Home Health Medical Director, you will be a key player in crafting a unifying, strategic roadmap for the largest home health agency in Nevada.  If you enjoy independence and being part of something new, our Medical Director role is unique. 
 
Our Home Health agency is an integral part of the Optum Nevada healthcare delivery system with a focus on improving patient outcomes. The agency is a multi-disciplinary service that includes nursing, physical therapy, social work, dietary, speech and occupational therapy, and home health aides. Our goal is to improve our patients’ health when visiting them in their residence, typically following a hospital admission.  
 
We’re looking for someone with the motivation and heart to provide experienced, compassionate, innovative and high-quality care to patients throughout Southern Nevada.
 
The Home Health Medical Director, is a member of the Post-Acute senior leadership team helping to improve the quality, cost and service levels of health care provided by the home health agency. This position works closely with other senior leaders to direct, manage and evaluate all home health practice operations. This position is 30 percent clinical patient care in the home and 70 percent administrative.
 
Primary Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for and communication to home health clinical and operational staff
Develop and implement methods to decrease acute and SNF readmission rates
Develop disease specific critical pathways in collaboration with cardiology, COPD physicians, medical specialties, and home health clinicians. Provide education and training to staff related to critical pathway disease management
See patients in the home and/or consult with clinical staff at their patient visits
Be the home health “Ambassador” in the community to improve communication and awareness of home health services by providing education and training to physicians and referral sources
Ensure that home health policies are maintained and followed. Establish new policies and procedures related to patient care, medical management/education, and disaster procedures as needed
Attend leadership and staff meetings, IDT’s, case conferences, clinical rounds, committee meetings, and maintain designated admin office hours
Partner with medical management and ACE staff to promote process improvements, cost saving initiatives, and service enhancements
Ensure that CMS Conditions of Participation and Nevada Department of Health regulatory standards are met
Work with finance to develop Key metrics/dashboards to drive affordability
Assist with complaints, issues and other duties as they arise

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.

 Required Qualifications:

M.D. or D.O. degree
Must have an active and unrestricted medical license in the State of Nevada or ability to obtain prior to employment
Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Geriatrics
5+ years of experience in a medical group or hospital-based practice
1+ year of experience in management/leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of home health operations
Experience in medical utilization management, medical quality assurance, and risk management in a capitated reimbursement environment
Strong knowledge of healthcare industry management practices, human resources management, and demonstrabled capabilities in team building and professional collaboration
Strong oral and written communication capabilities

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