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Lead Physician Palliative Care - Dalllas/Fort Worth, TX

Dallas, TX 75201
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A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Networks Inc (WMI) is seeking an internal medicine or family medicine physician to join our Palliative Care team in Dallas/Fort Worth.  We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally.  Start doing your life's best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.


The Lead Physician is a key member of the market leadership team who shares responsibility for the palliative care team's outcomes with other members of the market team.  The Lead Physician is responsible for improving the quality and efficiency of medical care within palliative care.


Our palliative care program provides care for some of our sicker patients - patients whose needs are beyond what our care management and clinic-based resources can provide, but for whom hospice services are not appropriate. Our model is designed to provide the most efficient, comprehensive and proven care techniques to treat the whole patient-physically, mentally, and socially-at each visit.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers including 1-2 physicians, 3-4 nurse practitioners, and 4-6 RNs.
  • See patients in the clinic, SNF, and home settings along with utilizing telemedicine.
  • Implement market initiatives and holds teams accountable for metrics/performance. Ensures processes and procedures are aligned with the business objectives.
  • Quality: Identifies, directs, and executes continuous quality improvement activities to achieve federal quality metrics as well as other quality initiatives/targets, to include but not limited to, primary care medical home and joint commission.
  • Risk adjustment: Understands and executes on risk adjustment initiatives. 
  • Attends and actively engages in leadership meetings.
  • Market Operations is the dyad partner.  Expected to work collaboratively with operations and matrix partners.
  • Works in matrix relationship with cost and care team as well as QRA/Care 360 and other market and matrix partners.
  • Expected to become competent in Tableau and other informatics/reports required to achieve market metrics/objectives.
  • Required to manage direct reports, complete all necessary HR evaluations, and other items related to managing direct reports.
  • -Quality vs. Quantity Model- - Typically see 5 to 10 patients per day according to the setting.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

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.

Posted: 2020-04-30 Expires: 2020-06-29

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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