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UnitedHealth Group

SVP Optum Care Network - WA

Healthcare

Acute Care

No

Seattle, Washington, United States

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As a part of OptumHealth, OptumCare Washington is seeking an SVP, OPTUM CARE NETWORK. The SVP functions in sync with the WA and PacWest leadership teams to implement strategic directives in support of OCN’s mission, vision and values. Directs the development of short and long-range objectives, financial and operating plans for the organization. Builds a values-based culture that attracts and retains exceptional talent to drive results. Establishes an organization structure and delegates authority to leaders to drive business and operational results.

As President, this position leads Optum Care’s Network expansion; provider, practice and community engagement; organizational governance and Board development initiatives; exploration of new business opportunities; and support of key strategic partnerships

If you live within 60 miles of Seattle, WA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute,* as well as work in the office 2-3 days per week as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the expansion, development, and engagement of the Optum Care Network to support the formation of a “high-performing”, clinically-integrated network:
    • Oversees the expansion of the Optum Care Network into new and existing geographic regions within the PNW
    • Oversees the planning and implementation of the Optum Care Network clinical integration initiatives and outcomes, partnering with the CMO
    • Oversees the distribution of the Optum Care Network performance, Practice Responsible for the expansion, development, and engagement of the Optum Care Network in order to support the formation of a “high-performing”, clinically-integrated network:
    • Oversees the expansion of the Optum Care Network into new and existing geographic regions within the PNW
    • Oversees the planning and implementation of the Optum Care Network clinical integration initiatives and outcomes, partnering with the CMO
    • Oversees the distribution of the Optum Care Network performance, Practice Engagement Initiates, partnering with VP of Network Engagement
      • Oversees Optum Care Networks financial performance, partnering with the CMO
      • Oversees the regions Contract performance including Payor, Provider and Hospital Systems, partnering with the VP of Contracting
      • Oversee the regions Clinical Quality, Risk Adjustment and Affordability Initiates, partnering with the regions Chief Clinical Officer
  • Partners with the regions executive team, administrative and clinical leadership to facilitate deployment of Optum Network strategies and to align the Networks performance with Optum’s Mission
  • Is responsible for defining business strategy. Spearheads and provides important expertise to the development, communication and implementation of effective business strategies and processes

Job Specifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of health care administration and current issues within the health care environment. Requires innovative thinking and ability to anticipate changing business conditions. Requires proven skills in staff communications and delegation
  • Ability to function in both a general management and leadership role and deliver results
  • Forward thinking with proven ability to identify trends and impacts on the business. Create plans to leverage these opportunities and to mitigate potential threats
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of experience in a Director or higher leadership role responsible for oversight of a clinically integrated network
  • 10+ years of experience working with Payor, Provider and Hospital Systems contracts
  • 5+ years of experience partnering with a clinical healthcare leader such as a Chief Medical Officer or Chief Clinical Officer
  • 5+ years of experience working within a healthcare setting that operates under a value based care or capitation model
  • Experience with a budget responsibility of $25M or greater in current leadership role
  • Experience leading a team of direct and indirect reports of 20 or more in your current role
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or related field of study
  • 10+ years of leadership experience working within a large healthcare setting in California or Washington state

What makes an Optum organization different?

  • We understand the significance of Value Base Care and our power as change agents to positively impact health disparities and iniquities
  • Optum embraces inclusion and diversity and understands the significance of individual unique strengths and attributes
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations

Compensation/Benefits Highlights:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual Short-Term Incentives
  • Annual UHG Equity Award
  • Health, Dental Vision Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • 401K w/company match
  • PTO
  • Additional benefits as outlined in Optum Leader Benefits PDF

Position Highlights:

  • Work as an integral leader within a Fortune 500 company that is changing the face of healthcare
  • Remote employee option
  • Career Growth and Development support

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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