System Medical Director Needed in Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon
May 15, 2019
Internal Medicine
Position Type
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a System Medical Director, Health Plan who:

Provides physician leadership in the development, implementation and supervision of Care Management. Maintains responsibility for clinical decision making and quality oversight, along with peer to peer discussions as necessary. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.

Essential Functions:
  • Ensures proper utilization of resources for members and other contracted partners in accordance with the Benefits Administration Care Management Plan. Supports preventative care, wellness initiatives and nutritional services which support care management philosophy of whole person care. Leads with an operational focus, setting strategy, objectives and policies.
  • Ensures continuous program/process improvement to maximize outcomes in health status and cost savings. Collaborates with Benefits Administration Leadership Team to design, implement, coordinate, measure, assess and report on quality improvement activities. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policy and long-term goals of the department(s).
  • Follows all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant policies and processes adopted by the Benefits Administration, including applicable laws and regulations, Fraud Awareness and the use of organizational approved web sites. Assesses, implements and evaluates growth opportunities with new and existing employer groups.
  • Ensures ongoing quality improvement as it relates to the Care Management program, utilization management, supervision of the clinical pharmacist(s), pharmacy technician(s), other clinicians and support staff. Ensures care provided is medically necessary and is provided in the most cost effective manner and setting. Promotes member engagement and responsibility for their own health outcomes. Prepares department(s) budgets and recommends for approval.
  • Interacts with physicians and other medical staff as needed to ensure appropriate care for members. Provides supervision of clinical pharmacist(s), pharmacy technician(s) and support staff. Coordinates supervisory duties with the Care Management Manager(s) for other members of the team including nurses, behavioral health specialists, dietitians and support staff. Assumes personal responsibility for professional development. Understands and follow changes in industry standards and laws around health care. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

  • Medical Degree from an accredited University: Required
  • Master's Degree in business administration, management or health care management: Preferred

Work Experience:
  • Seven years administrative experience within a medical group practice, hospital structure or other administrative/leadership setting, or related experience: Preferred
  • Five years leadership experience: Preferred
  • Business development and planning experience and post-graduate clinical practice experience: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:
  • Medical Degree (MD) or (DO) and currently licensed to practice, without restriction, in the State of California: Required
  • Board certification in a primary specialty: Required

Additional Application Instructions
For more information, including other opportunities with Adventist Health, please contact our Provider Recruitment Team at 916-406-0121 or [email protected]