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State Director, Direct Care Initiatives - Nashville Preferred

UnitedHealth Group

Nashville, TN
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739076 State Director Direct Care Initiatives Nashville Preferred

State Director, Direct Care Initiatives - Nashville Preferred (739076)

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)

UnitedHealthcare (TeamMD) is recruiting for a statewide Director to plan, direct and lead direct care initiatives in Tennessee, including in home assessments and medical services and primary care services to individuals with complex needs. The successful candidate will be able to build, lead and strengthen direct care and care coordination initiatives that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary health care costs for vulnerable individuals. Works with Market Medical Directors, UHC executive team and clinicians to establish and direct value based physician operations. Accountable for overall business operations, compliance, revenue cycle, financial sustainability, personnel management and market development. 

The Director must possess demonstrated business acumen, health care experience, compassion and mission driven attributes, with at least ten years of experience leading healthcare or business initiatives.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of UnitedHealthcare and its healthcare delivery including the ability to integrate values of justice, respect, compassion, excellence and stewardship into appropriate programs and services.

  • In collaboration with Health plan and National Clinical team leaders, develops and implements statewide strategy

  • Directs and oversees practice operations, including personnel management, compliance, revenue cycle, business operations, and financial sustainability 

  • Provides direct oversight for local management, providers and staff, developing, communicating and proactively managing performance expectations 

  • Develops and maintains partnerships in local market to drive strategic growth 

  • Collaborates with market Medical Directors, practice administrators and clinical leadership to support efficient, value based care. 

  • Develop and execute on business processes to support TeamMD clinical model of care 

  • Drives overall performance of practices to ensure key metrics and milestones are achieved.  

  • Identifies and leads performance improvement initiatives 

  • Implement national direct care initiatives at market level in collaboration with local and executive leadership 

  • Drive strategic growth and business development in local markets, including development of strong partnerships in congregate living and nursing facilities, hospitals, home health agencies and other partners 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in healthcare or business administration; will consider Bachelor’s Degree with extensive experience in healthcare leadership

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in healthcare or business leadership role 

  • Ability to drive excellence and build a culture of accountability 

  • 25% statewide travel potential in Tennessee

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

Careers at TeamMD: Imagine. Even as health care evolves and advances into a future of innovative new practice models, there are some lessons from the past that can make a huge difference. At TeamMD, a part of UnitedHealthcare Community & State and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we recognized the need for better care for individuals that are medically complex and have functional limitations. We created TeamMD to bring medical care to these individuals in their home to improve their access to care and enable better clinical outcomes. Our home-based model of care helps patients with the greatest needs, whether it is for short term stabilization and transition support to ongoing primary care. If you're looking for greater career impact and challenge, learn more. You'll discover how this can become 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.


Keywords: executive director, state health plan

Job Details

  • Contest Number739076
  • Job TitleState Director, Direct Care Initiatives - Nashville Preferred
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Nashville, TN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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