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Chief Medical Officer - Telecommute in NY

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

OptumHealth is seeking a Chief Medical Officer. The Chief Medical Officer will be a key member of the executive leadership team and a close partner to the targeted business' Clinical Operations, Product, Technology, and Enterprise Growth leadership. The CMO is accountable for setting and executing the clinical strategy and driving development of innovative, high quality, behavioral health care offerings.

OptumHealth is seeking an experienced and mission-driven Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to provide executive clinical leadership to develop and advance the organization's goal to remain the leader in delivering high quality, technology-enabled behavioral health care. Reporting to the targeted Business' President, the CMO will lead clinical strategy, clinical program development, and outcomes research. The right candidate may also have the opportunity to lead advanced analytics focused on financial outcomes measurement and ROI studies in support of value based. The CMO will also have a key external role serving as a voice of the business' clinical expertise in the market; partnering closely with the Enterprise Growth team to forge and maintain relationships with clients and prospective partners, and to represent the business' programs in meetings, conferences, and PR/marketing opportunities.

The Chief Medical Officer will have Clinical Leadership Responsibilities, Clinical Program Development, Clinical Strategy, and Clinical Quality. As well as External-facing responsibilities and additionally lead the business' advanced analytics team. -

If you are located in NY or be open to relocate here, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

Clinical Leadership Responsibilities


  • Be the primary clinical voice and clinical "north star" for the organization and for the senior leadership team
  • Hire, lead, and manage a team of clinical product experts and outcomes researchers
  • Serve as the "clinical voice" in the market and represent the business with clients and prospective partners
  • Stay abreast of behavioral health market trends and dynamics allowing strategic guidance to business' product suite


    Clinical Program Development, Clinical Strategy, and Clinical Quality


    • Lead a team to guide strategic clinical product development through leadership of the business' Clinical Program Development team whose primary responsibilities include:
    • Serve as the business' behavioral health subject matter experts responsible for development of innovative behavioral health clinical offerings (including psychotherapy, coaching, medication management, and new platform development)
    • Ensuring current clinical offerings reflect up to date evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and are compliant with regulatory and auditing bodies and works in tight collaboration with
    • Stay current on external research and innovation in the behavioral health space and applicable competitive landscapes
    • Partner with product management and technology to drive innovation within the business' current portfolio of products with the aim of exceeding customer/market expectations and driving financial growth for the Company
    • Provide consultative support to the Clinical Operations team on new product capabilities, quality improvement initiatives, clinical best practice
    • Serve as owner of the business' Psychiatry Services PC


      Clinical Research


      • Lead The business' Clinical Research team to guide The business' clinical outcomes evaluation strategy and execution in support of new product development and evaluation
      • Ensure maintenance of IRB (institutional review board) to ensure ethical oversight of the business' research practices
      • Lead strategic plan for abstract/manuscript writing and presentation to share the business' clinical research in the scientific literature and at national conferences


        External-facing Responsibilities -


        • Partner with Enterprise Growth and Marketing teams to represent the business in market-facing activities, including prospective client meetings, interactions with existing clients, presentations, conferences, and other external events
        • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem, e.g., establishing and maintaining relationships with Chief Medical Officers and other senior clinicians at current and prospective clients
        • Develop relationships with industry organizations and academic affiliates to help promote and extend the business' brand and positioning


          Additional Responsibilities & Qualities


          • The right candidate with additional expertise in data & analytics, actuarial science, and/or health economics may assume the following additional responsibilities: Lead The business' Advanced Analytics team which has responsibility for all financial outcomes / ROI analyses supporting the business' financial guarantees
          • Cares deeply about clinical quality and rigor, evidence-based clinical practices, and measurement and outcomes
          • A leader, who can hire, support, and manage the professional growth and development of a team of clinical product and clinical research experts


            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


                Position Highlights: -


                • Position is remote: must live with 60 miles of a major airport
                • Work as an integral leader within a Fortune 500 company that is changing the face of healthcare
                • Career Growth and Development support



                  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:


                  • US Licensed Physician with 10+ years clinical experience
                  • 5+ years of experience in role of leadership encompassing all the following: evidence-based program development, program evaluation, quality measurement and care delivery improvement
                  • 5+ years of experience working in product development for technology-enabled behavioral healthcare
                  • 5+ years of experience in a client-facing interactional role -


                    Preferred Qualifications:


                    • US Board Certified Board in Psychiatry -
                    • 3+ years of experience in tele-behavioral health, population health and/or collaborative care
                    • 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



                      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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