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Program Manager - San Antonio, TX

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your lifes best work.(sm)

The Program Manager is responsible for planning and implementing program initiatives selected for participation by WellMed including, but not limited to, compensation, pilot projects, research projects, community partnerships and publication endeavors. The Manager will develop project deliverables; budgets and timelines related to program activities and provide guidance for assigned projects/studies. The Manager collaborates with stakeholders related to program initiatives including teams, committees, consultants, corporate departments, operational staff and/or senior leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements program initiatives selected for participation by WellMed including clinician and staff compensation, Optum partnership, pilot projects, community partnerships and publication endeavors
    • Develops project deliverables, budgets and timelines related to program activities, as needed
    • Provides guidance, reviews protocols, and collects data for assigned projects/studies
    • Develops and implements policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and other guidelines related to assigned programs and projects
  • Fosters open communication by interacting directly with stakeholders and acts as a resource to internal and external customers to ensure successful program operations
  • Plans and manages activities for assigned programs and supports staff to promote development of team members
    • Provides constructive information to minimize problems and improve project outcomes.
    • Improves job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following the organizational structure.
    • Provides coaching for performance success.
  • In collaboration with operational partners, coordinates activities to ensure success and meet program needs and compliance with program requirements
  • Oversees and actively participates in activities to evaluate program success and achievement of program outcomes utilizing appropriate evaluation methods
  • Monitors processes to ensure projects/programs are successful, including maintaining continuous quality improvement activities to ensure outcomes achieve goals.
  • Ensures the timely preparation of reports and records for dissemination to stakeholders
  • Attends required meetings; contributes and participates in committees as requested
  • Participates and assists in professional development training activities and education programs to keep staff abreast of health care trends and practices
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Youll 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:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of progressive healthcare experience to include experience in a managed care setting, hospital setting, and/or physician practice setting
  • 2+ years of data mining, analytical and reporting skills required. Must be able to review and interpret data to make recommendations to senior-management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Business or Health Administration
  • Lean Six Sigma or Project Management Certification
  • Experience with physician compensation models

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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

Job Keywords: Program Manager, Program Management, Healthcare, Managed Care, San Antonio, TX, Texas

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