Senior Medical Director, Primary Care - Denver, CO

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM


Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

OptumCare Colorado is a physician-led, close-knit team that's been long respected in the Colorado community. We're passionate about patients. We're leading the State of Colorado towards better healthcare practices. And we're looking for amazing doctors like you. We have 23 clinics and 117 providers. As a nationwide family: You'll have the full strength of Optum behind you, including our breakthrough research and our vast experience as a national leader delivering local care, with over 39,000 physicians in over 1200 clinics.

The Senior Medical Director, Primary Care is responsible for the quality, cost and service levels of health care provided by the primary care regional practice operations in Colorado. In so doing, this position has direct responsibility for the supervision, direction, management and evaluation of all primary care practice operations and for planning, implementation and monitoring of activities in direct support of quality improvement, utilization, and quality management, which support, to an optimal level, the provision of exemplary medical service to all primary care patients in the market, from an outpatient perspective. This position is 20% clinical outpatient and 80% administrative, some travel required.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership and communication for all Colorado region primary care physician leaders, physicians and clinical staff
  • Responsible for effective interviewing, selection, orientation, development, and retention of primary care providers
  • Partners with medical management staff, to result in clinical process improvement activity and access enhancement
  • Ensures effective quality assurance and risk management processes
  • Ensures customer satisfaction and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Ensures cost effective delivery of health care within the Colorado region primary care practice management operations
  • Ensures that all NCQA and other accreditation standards are met
  • Ensures ongoing professional medical management development programs
  • Establish direct partnerships with key regional and state business departments

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.

Required Qualifications :
  • M.D. or D.O. with board certification in a medical specialty
  • Active, unrestricted medical license to practice in the state of Colorado
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a primary care medical group practice
  • 10 years of management experience and prior executive oversight experience in a clinical setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in medical utilization management, medical quality assurance, quality improvement techniques, risk management and a prepaid environment
  • Must possess a high degree of work ethic and quality of medical care. Possess knowledge of managing people, strong MS Word Suite competency and proven track record of successful endeavors
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $293,200 to $324,800. The range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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: Senior Medical Director, Clinical, Doctor, Managed Care, Primary Care, Physician, Clinician, Denver, Colorado