VP Value Based Operations

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Population Health Management
Hours / Pay Period
California Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Position Summary:
The Vice President leads and coordinates the successful management of all at risk capitation agreements and value based agreements (VBAs) for the Southern California market in the Southwest Division. This position works collaboratively with hospital executive management team, along with e Population Health, Payer strategies, and divisional leadership teams. In addition, the position will coordinate closely with key enterprise leadership, Southwest Division leadership and other key executives to ensure that provider; ancillary and administrative resources are organized and brought to bear in such a way as to ensure successful performance capitated agreements within the Southwest Division. Finally, this position will work closely with our affiliated MSOs, partner IPAs, and Health Plans, as needed/appropriate.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for coordination and oversight of capitated lives to achieve financial, growth and quality goals.
  • Through partnerships with key leaders from all Southwest Division hospitals with risk sharing agreements, and Dignity Health enterprise services and structures, promotes alignment, serves as an escalation point to accountable departments and drives needed change and collaboration through the division.
  • Responsible for the development of transformative risk management strategies drawing from national best practices,analytics, personal expertise and creativity to deliver value-based solutions and ensure an innovative network of providers.
  • Partner with hospital leadership teams, the Southwest Division finance team and the Dignity Health Management Services Organization (DHMSO), along with partner IPAs and MSOs to create and manage healthcare delivery operations in support of capitated lives within the Southwest division. Work closely with all staff to insure risk pools are appropriately managed, audited and evaluated.



Education and Experience: 
  • Master's degree required in business, health administration or other related fields with clinical experience including nursing or medicine preferred.
  • At least 10+ years of experience with Population Health Management, Managed Care Principles, Contracting, Provider Relations and Network Development and Management.
  • Previous familiarity with various physician compensation plans, incentives programs, innovative fund flow modeling and contracting arrangements is preferred.
Special Skills: 
  • High degree of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and judgment with specific application to hospital, medical group, medical and financial data.
  • Strong skills developing and implementing operating plans based on both financial and quality data.
  • trong understanding of best in class clinical initiatives and care models that can be utilized to drive success within the managed care environment.
  • Proven skills for leading by engagement and influence by developing trust and solving complex issues in a team and matrixed accountability environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of management, written and verbal communication, judgment, problemsolving, presentation and public relations.
  • Proven capability of recognizing the need for proactive change; and ability to adapt to and motivate others to adopt values, strategies, goals and plans in response to changing business conditions.
  • Strong organization, planning and prioritization skills in order to rapidly synthesize information and ensure attention is paid and resources assigned to activities which will solve problems and orchestrate higher level strategies, while ensuring the details
    are also effectively addressed.
  • Proven leadership skills in working in a complex and matrixed organization (managing intra- departmentally and interdepartmentally).
  • Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements.


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