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UnitedHealth Group

Exec Leaders Risk Based Entities and Care Delivery - Multiple Locations (111720268)

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making healthcare data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

OptumCare is the care delivery arm of OptumHealth. UnitedHealth Group is the Fortune 500 parent company to Optum and its OptumHealth entity.

We are seeking Executive Healthcare Leaders that are visionaries in managing risk as it relates to out-patient care delivery.

OptumCare employs over 58,000 physicians across the United States through employed, partnership and joint venture relationships. These Optum owned and/or partnered companies include Surgical Care Associates, NaviHEALTH, Vivity Health, and others that work in synergy allowing patients to live healthier lives and avoiding costly in-pt. services.

Are you an enterprise level physician leader that has led your organization to adopt risk models?
Are you an operational leader for a Medicare Advantage Plan?
Are you an expert in Strategy and Growth as it relates to creating risk-based models?
Have you led your organization to adopt a global risk model?
Have you moved your organization toward a truly capitated model?
Are you a leader that is ready to challenge the FFS model of yesterday and create new innovative risk-based delivery models that keep patients well, control high risk care costs, and create sustainable and affordable care models?
OptumHealth is seeking leaders like YOU!

Primary Responsibilities:
This requisition is not for a specific role, yet for many varying roles across multiple markets as we continue to experience significant growth. We have needs for the following Executive Leaders:

  • Physician Leaders
  • Operational Leaders
  • Growth and Strategy Leaders
  • Financial Leaders

We are searching for leaders that understand, have worked in and can own Risk Based Out-Pt Care Delivery Models – Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Duals, and or Commercial populations

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.

If you are located in one of the listed locations, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree minimum for non-physician leaders
  • 5+ years of leading within a Risk Based Care Model in a non-hospital setting
  • 8+ years of working in the capacity of either Chief Medical Officer, COO, CEO, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Growth Officer or equivalent in a large physician led organization or payer organization that participates in risk
  • 8+ years of post-residency experience for physician leaders
  • Experience with P&L accountability of $100M or greater
  • Experience leading physician groups or 100 in size or greater OR experience managing operations for covered lives of 25,000 or greater
  • Ability to live within the designated market of hire

What makes an OptumCare organization different?

  • We understand the significance of Value Base Care and our power as change agents to positively impact health disparities and iniquities
  • OptumCare embraces inclusion and diversity and understands the significance of individual unique strengths and attributes
  • Providers are supported to practice at the peak for their license
  • 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 Executive Benefits
  • Relocation when applicable

The OptumCare Story:
The Care Delivery platform is led by Dr. Wyatt Decker is at the intersection between primary care, ambulatory surgical sites and further development of specialty and ancillary networks. This platform has more than 58,000 doctors, 12,000 APCs and 1,450 neighborhood clinics across the country that work together to help over 20 million people live healthier lives. The goal is to put each person on the right course of care, and we do this by providing each patient with a care team that works together to meet the patient's needs.

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $169,500 to $322,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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.

Job Keywords: Executive healthcare leader, Medicare Advantage, Global Risk, Risk bearing entity, Physician Leader, Operational Leader, Strategy Leader, Care Delivery Model, Value Based Care