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Senior Medical Director - DFW

UnitedHealth Group

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758200 Senior Medical Director DFW

Senior Medical Director - DFW (758200)

Position Description

Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



The Senior Medical Director (SMD) is a key member of the Market Leadership and Management Team who shares responsibility for decision making and outcomes in the market with the other members of the market team.  The SMD is responsible for improving the quality and efficiency of medical care in his/her market(s) and leading the provider network (both employed and contracted).  The Senior Medical Director is also responsible for mentoring all assigned Medical Directors in their leadership development. 



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and manages the Market Leadership team and ensures assigned market deliverables are implemented in an effective and timely manner

  • Develops and maintain a collegial relationship with physicians (employed and contracted) in order to support the business efforts of the organization

  • Implement market specific initiatives and ensures that processes and procedures are aligned with the business model

  • Drives improvement of quality indicators in assigned market by identifying, directing, and executing continuous quality improvement activities or processes

  • Oversees and manages the assigned Medical Directors as well as provides leadership and mentoring in the establishment of departmental objectives related to staffing plans, financial goals, etc.

  • Mentors all Medical Directors and help develop them as a leader within the market management and leadership team

  • Perform annual evaluations of assigned Medical Directors and Associate Medical Director and other providers as directed

  • Participate in Committees, as needed

  • Collaborates with Market Operations and Provider Relations staff in the market(s)

  • Assists in the identification of potential physician practice acquisitions in assigned market

  • Partnering with the Clinical Affordability team to support new innovative approaches to making healthcare more efficient and meaningful to PCPs and patients alike; ultimately bending the cost curve in region

  • Developing and cascading clinical outcome/improvement messaging to business units to foster tighter working culture

  • Helping set agendas / strategies and leading multifaceted teams of Physician Business Managers, Risk Adjustment RNs, and Quality RNs

  • Assist driving aligned performance in largely an independently contracted provider network through the development of meaningful relationships,  financial and quality incentives, best practices, forward thinking solutions to improve our value proposition to medical providers

  • Assist in the identification and development of current/new best practices in support of continuous financial and quality improvement

  • Serve as an integral dyad partner interfacing with Corporate level support divisions, to include: Quality, Risk Adjustment, Cost and Care

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)

  • Five or more years of clinical experience, including three or more years of experience as a Medical Director

  • Current board certification

  • Active, unrestricted medical license in applicable state(s), or ability to obtain licenses rapidly

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of managed care experience
  • Three or more years of experience as a Medical Director

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) fluency


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 240,000+ 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)

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: Medical Director, MD, DO, Licensed, Board Certified, Managed Care

Job Details

  • Contest Number758200
  • Job TitleSenior Medical Director - DFW
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Dallas, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job Level
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • 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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