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UnitedHealth Group Medical Director, Healthy First Steps (OB/GYN) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Medical Director careers at UnitedHealth Group are anything but ordinary. We push ourselves and each other to find smarter solutions. The result is a culture of performance that's driving the health care industry forward. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm)

We are currently seeking a Medical Director to join our growing team! Healthy First Steps is a national program providing a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary approach to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, with primary focus on Utilization Management of high risk pregnant members. Responsibilities include management of antepartum cases, postpartum cases, and readmissions for pregnancy related complications or conditions within 56 days following delivery.

The HFS Medical Director acts as a resource to improve access to affordable health care services at the most effective and efficient level of care. The HFS Medical Director identifies and communicates opportunities for engagement and collaboration with internal and external physicians, the staff, and other providers. The HFS Medical Director collaborates with the staff to drive outcomes with each and every contact, and ensure safe discharge for the member.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct review and discussion utilizing information and Milliman Care Guidelines related to cost-effective health care delivery and quality of care

  • Utilization management focusing on appropriate level of care and safe discharge

  • Function as the SME for healthcare affordability initiatives at the local and national market

  • Support all clinical quality initiatives and peer review processes

By providing 70 million Americans with information, tools and solutions, we are helping to guide them through the health care system, financing their health care needs, and enabling them to achieve their personal health and well-being goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD or DO with an active, unrestricted license

  • Board certified in OB/GYN

  • 5+ years of clinical practice experience

  • Comfortable working with computers / technology

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior managed care experience

  • 2+ years of Quality Management experience

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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.

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