Medical Director

---This position is located in Tampa and must be a pediatrician.---

WellCare is seeking a pediatrician medical director to support our expanding specialty health plan. Experience taking care of medically fragile children is preferred. Position oversees clinical direction of medical services and quality improvement functions at the health plan level; provides medical management leadership for the health plan and, as applicable, manages all major clinical and quality program components under health plan operations; oversees medical coordination required for effective utilization and quality management of the health plan network; functions as medical leadership for effective care integration of WellCare pharmacy operations, utilization/case/disease management activities, quality improvement activities, and provider relations functions.

Reports to: Senior Medical Director
Department: Health Services
Location: Tampa, FL

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with the organization’s senior leadership to ensure medical compliance with all customer, regulatory, and accreditation requirements for clinical services.
  • Provides current medical expertise and direction for clinical policies, procedures and programs.
  • As required by business and operational priorities, establishes professional working relationships with providers and provider organizations to support the development of the highest possible provider partnerships.
  • Manages day-to-day quality improvement and medical management activities.
  • Establishes and is accountable for health plan utilization, OS applications and quality outcomes.
  • Assures all internal and vendor medical review activities conform to company protocols, customer requirements, and professional standards.
  • Ensures adherence to assigned budget accountabilities.
  • Works closely with other medical directors and clinical services staff to attain and/or maintain compliance with company, customer, accreditation and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides clinical expertise needed to effectively and efficiency resolve complex, controversial and/or unique administrative circumstances.
  • Provides clinical guidance for sales, marketing, legal, regulatory affairs, financial, operational, and related business activities.
  • As requested and needed, provides expert medical education, consultation, and supervision for the clinical staff.
  • Provides medical leadership for development and attainment of the organization’s goals.
  • Support provider relations and risk contracting through education, provider visits and problem resolution
  • Collaborates with corporate care management to establish and implement clinical programs to support and meet care management goals
  • Manages the application of all clinical aspects of the Credentialing Program, Credentialing Committee and Peer Review activities at the state level.
  • Shares responsibility for quality improvement and accreditation initiatives in the assigned market(s)
  • Develops value propositions for clinical programs through quantitative analytics, ROI and evidence-based data
  • Initiates dialogue with providers, as necessary, to resolve differences in opinions concerning utilization management. Reviews and makes determinations regarding provider appeals.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and NCQA standards
  • Oversees provider education regarding pharmacy, utilization, quality improvement and responsible health care expenditures to improve clinical outcomes
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key stakeholders in partnership with the market leadership
  • Provides medical accountability in fulfilling the company’s compliance with customer audits and reports, and accreditation surveys.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Candidate Education:
  • Required A Doctor in Medicine (MD) or D.O. from an accredited school of medicine recognized by national medical regulatory bodies in the United States
Candidate Experience:
  • Required 5 years of experience in direct patient care
  • Required Other substantial experience and expertise in the development of medical policies, procedures and programs
  • Required Other demonstrated success implementing utilization and quality improvement strategies /techniques and experience with physician behavior modification
  • Preferred Other Qualifications to perform clinical oversight for the services provided by the health plan to include but not limited to: Education, training or professional experience in medical or clinical practice
  • Preferred Other Past participation in a managed care UM committee
Candidate Skills:
  • Advanced Ability to communicate and make recommendations to upper management
  • Advanced Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
  • Advanced Ability to create, review and interpret treatment plans
  • Advanced Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Advanced Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Advanced Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information
  • Advanced Ability to represent the company with external constituents
  • Advanced Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Advanced Ability to influence internal and external constituents
  • Advanced Other Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Advanced Other Must be able to apply medical knowledge and principles to business challenges in order to achieve significant member, business, and quality outcomes
  • Advanced Other Must be detail-oriented and have a “hands-on” approach
  • Advanced Other Clear understanding of the managed care field and managed care operating components, with emphasis on clinical management of health services, particularly within an integrated managed care model
  • Advanced Other Clear understanding of regulatory systems and processes that affect managed care health system
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Required
  • Required An unrestricted and current license to practice medicine in the state of employement (or the ability to obtain one)
  • Required Board Certification
Technical Skills:
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Visio
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook

    About us
    Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare is a Fortune 500 company, and in 2018, was recognized as a Fortune "World's Most Admired Company", ranking in the top five among the health insurance and managed care industry-a testament to the hard work and dedication of the company's nearly 9,000 associates who each day live WellCare's values and deliver on its mission to help its members live better, healthier lives. The company serves approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, childbirth or related medical condition or other legally protected basis protected by applicable federal or state law except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Comprehensive Health Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V/SO.