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Executive Director – Government Dental Programs - Houston, TX

UnitedHealth Group

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732061 Executive Director Government Dental Programs Houston TX

Executive Director – Government Dental Programs - Houston, TX (732061)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


Executive Director – Government Dental Programs
The Executive Director role is a key leadership position focused on ensuring the organization delivers patient-centered, high quality and efficient care for its dental Medicaid membership. The Executive Director will act as liaison between UHC and Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure contract compliance.  Additionally, this position is also responsible for oversight of our overall clinical strategy and operational model.  This role will serve as stewardship of external local relationships including our State Partner and providers, improvement in quality and health outcomes metrics, affordability and cost savings initiatives.  The position will be based in Houston, TX. 
The Executive Director will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring compliance with HHS regulatory contract requirements and implementing timely solutions as needed
  • Receiving and responding to all inquiries and requests made by HHS,  in the timeframes and formats specified by HHS
  • Attending and participating in regular meetings or conference calls with HHS to review performance and resolve issues
  • Driving timelines and deliverables for all operational components including those performed by our subcontractors
  • Oversight for the development and growth of our statewide dental network to insure access and adequacy
  • Leads the organization in identifying health care cost drivers and cost reduction opportunities, by leveraging data analysis and health care economics resources and tools
  • Partners with local health services teams to ensure local clinical programs are executed appropriately, efficiently, effectively and within State compliance guidelines
  • Identify community and local partnerships for program innovation, development and improvement
  • Leverages understanding of State contract and State program objectives to ensure health plan is pro-actively advancing the State relationship, and positioning UHC as an innovative, thought leader
  • Partners with community organizations and the provider community, as well as with colleague MCOs, to advance the State agenda and our overall clinical model
  • 10+ years’ experience as an executive leader with responsibility for operations, clinical standards, quality management, and  in a health plan organization
  • 5+ years of operational focus with demonstrated data analysis / interpretation acumen, project management, change management, and execution skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision and drive results with disciplined follow-though
  • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen with the ability to align clinical and operational related strategies and recommendations with business objectives
  • Adaptable and flexible style of collaborating with key stakeholders in setting direction
  • Proven ability to quickly gain credibility, influence and partner with employees, business leaders, state partners and the clinical community
  • High integrity with a reputation of a trusted confidential advisor and partner
  • Visibility and involvement in community outreach effort
  • Ability to develop relationships with network and community physicians and other providers
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and outcomes in a complex or large organizational setting
  • Excellent presentation skills for both clinical and nonclinical audiences
  • Experience working for FQHC, dental insurance carrier, academic institution, or organized dentistry desirable
  • Ability to drive change, influence individuals at all levels of the organization and to take appropriate risks and consensus building
  • Position based in Houston, TX
    Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years’ experience in Medicaid / Medicare government programs
  • Undergraduate Degree or advanced degree

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.SM

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 Details

  • Contest Number732061
  • Job TitleExecutive Director – Government Dental Programs - Houston, TX
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentEmployer and Individual

Job Location Information

  • Houston, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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