Medical Director, Quality Improvement and Care Coordination Program University Medical Partners, Inc. Newark, CA (with travel to various Bay Area locations)
University Medical Partners (UMP), a partner of Stanford Medicine, is seeking a full-time experienced BC/BE Palliative Care or Geriatric Medicine Physician Medical Director. Position is based in Newark, CA with travel to various community-based clinics, acute care facilities, and/or patient homes throughout the Bay Area.
The Medical Director, Quality Improvement and Care Coordination Program is the physician leader for providing comprehensive care coordination and Palliative Medicine consultations for the high-risk high-needs patients managed by the UHA Accountable Care Division – Care Management Program (ACD-CM) and the UHA/UMP Community-Based Palliative Medicine Department (PMNWK)
Coordinate comprehensive care for patients identified as eligible for the ACD-CM and/or the PMNWK program to deliver high-quality outcomes and experience
Lead a team that may include physicians, NP/PA’s, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, care coordinators and others. This includes providing oversight, education, and team building. Responsible for hiring, training, and ongoing review of team members.
Review referred patients to determine who would benefit from the program
Monitor enrollment to maintain a census of the maximum number of patients who would benefit from the ACD-CM and/or the PMNWK program
Use results provided by UHA and health plans to adapt clinical programs to improve the care provided to members
Participate with UHA Accountable Care and health plans to determine the optimum support for patients considering care coordination and/or Palliative Medicine consultations options available in communities, in plans, or other parts of Stanford Health Care
Specific responsibility for the coordination of medical care and support services rendered by members of the ACD-CM and the PMNWK team
Monitor and report on outcomes for the patients cared for in ACD-CM and by PMNWK
Collaborate with the Administrative team to ensure proper functioning of the day-to-day operations
Clinical Care Delivery & Supervision (estimated 80% of time)
Provide direct patient care (at least 50% of the time) and oversight of clinical team and resources caring for current and prospective ACD-CM and Palliative Medicine patients
Leadership (estimated 10% of time)
Serve as a clinical lead in Accountable Care to achieve improved outcomes for managed populations (e.g., reduced readmissions, reduced avoidable admissions)
Participate in the development of strategic plans
Participate in the planning and implementation of operational issues
Coordinate ACD-CM and PMNWK strategic and business planning with stakeholders (e.g., Quality, School of Medicine, Stanford Advantage Plans)
Establish effective communication and relationships with providers in UHA, Stanford Medicine, and the community
Design and deliver education programs
Represent ACD-CM and PMNWK at medical group (UMP, Affinity, etc.) or UHA-wide meetings
Provide clinical direction for Accountable Care Division in collaboration with other Medical Directors and CMO Accountable Care
Program Design (estimated 10% of time)
Lead the development and design of the ACD-CM and the PMNWK programs
Develop the team and infrastructure
Why practice with us?
Competitive salary and generous benefit package including 401k, malpractice coverage and more
Collaborative and collegial environment
Physician-led and managed Medical Group
Partner with Stanford University School of Medicine
We utilize EPIC as our electronic medical record
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.