System Director, Care Model Innovation

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Population Health Management
Hours / Pay Period
Dignity Health System Office
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour
CA-San Francisco


Two legacies of caring. 
One ministry of change. 

CommonSpirit was created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health as a single ministry in early 2019.  More than 150,000 physicians, nurses, caregivers, and other staff are employed by CommonSpirit  Our hospitals and care centers cover 21 states.  CommonSpirit has the size and ability to scale best-in-class clinical service lines; recruit and retain top talent; standardize operations to improve quality and reduce the cost of care; and advocate more effectively for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. For more information, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Job Summary / Purpose

This role leads the development of national Population Health care model innovation with supporting data, workflows and implementation advisory services. Reporting to the System VP for Value Based Care Clinical Strategy, the System Director will lead a small team in developing, improving, communicating and replicating care models to support population health throughout the enterprise. The System Director leverages expertise as a physician, knowledge of value based care and strong analytical and financial acumen to assess current state and partner with stakeholders in adopting care models that will move them forward to thrive in a value based environment.

The System Director works with enterprise executives as well as front line clinical and operations staff, designs workflow and performance management, evaluates care model effectiveness and looks ahead to mitigate risks. Ensures clear definition of success measures, actively collaborates to align work with clinical, provider and patient experience and financial targets. Is able to communicate and promote care models effectively to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. Will play a key role in identifying and managing partnerships to accelerate innovation.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Leads efforts to position CommonSpirit, and Enterprise Population Health specifically, as a “learning organization,” working across IT, analytics, clinical strategy, and external partners to build a robust implementation science and evaluation function, with the goal of driving more precision in program efficacy to support both operational performance and publications in care delivery and innovation literature
  • Possesses keen understanding of care models that address Social Determinants of Health; aligns work with the CommonSpirit Health Transformative Strategy: Care for Vulnerable Populations.
  • Takes high level goals and provides definition, structure and phasing to for broad deployment.
  • Collaborates with cross functional resources to develop dashboard for KPIs related to key initiatives.
  • Engages and collaborates with internal and external subject matter experts to identify best practices and understand local dynamics for the design and deployment of care model playbooks.
  • Supports enterprise initiatives with data collection/analysis, research, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Collaborates on publications and press releases.


The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Advanced Degree
  • MD or DO Licensure/Certification
  • Knowledge of value based care and population health. Experience in care delivery transformation.



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