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Somatus Vice President, Clinical Affairs in Des Moines, Iowa

Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Somatus



The VP Clinical Affairs, under the direction of the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, provides executive clinical oversight over the portfolio of Somatus enterprise wide clinical programs. The VP works closely and collaboratively with the VP Clinical Program Integrity, the AVP of Clinical Programs, and the Senior Director of Training to ensure all corporate clinical programs are evidence-based, high quality, and deliver optimal care for patients. The VP will work collaboratively with service line leaders across the interdisciplinary care team, comprised of RN Case Management, Pharmacy, Social Work, Registered Dietitians, and Patient Health Advocates), and will also provide clinical oversight for provider licensing and credentialing ensuring all licensed Somatus clinical staff are fully up to date with regulatory and contractually required credentials and licensure. The VP Clinical Affairs will be a key member of the corporate clinical leadership team alongside the VP of Medical Management and the VP of Clinical Program Integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides executive physician leadership for Somatus clinical programs & clinical care model.

  • Serves as clinical subject matter expert and resource for clinical operations and care.

  • Provide clinical oversight for core clinical interdisciplinary service lines.

  • Regularly reviews clinical program content to ensure all content is up to date with evidence-based best practices and current national clinical practice guidelines.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new information and technologies in nephrology and primary care – including population health management and care coordination/case management.

  • Works alongside market operations leadership on delivery of the care model as well as making improvements needed to enhance efficacy of patient-centered care.

  • Partners closely with quality and audit teams to continuously iterate to improve the clinical operations model.

  • Helps to oversee in-service training and education of professional care management staff.

  • Represents/presents at medical group meetings, conferences, etc. as appropriate.

  • Recommends changes in program content in concurrence with changing markets and technologies.

  • Understands and supports patient stratification, continuous evaluation and re-stratification of members for appropriate resource allocation.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited medical school. M.D./D.O. degree is required.

  • Current unrestricted medical license in United States.

  • Board certification internal medicine, family medicine, nephrology or palliative care with a minimum of 2 years in clinical practice.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in senior level clinical affairs roles.

  • Eligibility for medical licensure across Somatus market states.

  • MBA, or a Masters-Degree is preferred in healthcare, or other related fields of study.

  • Preferred clinical experience in Accountable Care or Value Based Care provider organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to combine leadership skills with clinical acumen.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to drive change that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability of multidisciplinary clinical teams

  • Ability to be a team player and team builder.

  • Ability to synthesize and interpret large amounts of disparate data.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty.

  • The ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations in a fast-paced environment.

  • Risk-taker who seeks data and input from others.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.

  • Consistently completes continuing education activities relevant to practice area and needed to maintain licensure.

Physical Requirements

  • This job operates in a professional office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time. Normal manual dexterity is required.

  • Normal speaking and hearing abilities to interact with others in an office environment, over telephone or other video conferencing platform.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms and continuously repeat the same hand, arm finger motion many times as in typing.

Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .

Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.