Vice President of Clinical Integration (VPCI) Hartford, CT
Summary of Responsibility :
The Vice President Clinical Integration (VPCI) will report to
and work as a dyad with the Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO).
The VPCI is responsible for developing the vision, strategy, and
leading efforts to innovate, integrate and standardize care
delivery across the Southern New England Healthcare Organization
(SOHO) network and continuum. The VPCI will help guide strategic
direction and provide leadership in aligning multiple disciplines,
sites of care, and team processes to achieve the stated objectives.
The VPCI will be a crucial leader for advancing SOHO’s clinical
model with various internal and external stakeholders (governmental
bodies, payors, etc.). S/he will have the ability to influence and
shape professional behaviors in driving organizational change.
The VPCI will help SOHO gain in its ability to manage
populations, their associated risk and determinants of health,
while driving improvement in health outcomes. S/he will have direct
oversight of various clinical integration teams and processes (care
coordination, complex care management, post-acute programs, chronic
conditions, evidence-based care guidelines, bundles, social
determinants of health, and population health). The VPCI leader
will be accountable for delivering on contract and programmatic
performance metrics across all payor classes (Commercial, Direct to
Employer, Medicare, and Medicaid) and clinical programs.
The VPCI will work closely with the various senior
administrative and clinical leaders, leadership teams, and network
members. They will build strong collaborative working relationships
with each of these groups. S/he must be comfortable operating in a
matrix environment to be effective. This individual will bring a
working understanding of population health, healthcare planning,
payor contracting, healthcare analytics, and financial principles.
Lastly, VPCI will also oversee or participate in multiple
operational and clinical committees and workgroups related to
his/her areas of responsibility and will specifically support the
Board Clinical Integration Committee and other committees as
Establishes a comprehensive population health strategy and
program that supports the organization’s strategy, mission, vision,
values, and goals.
Develops and continually tests and refines appropriate
interventions ensuring care at the right time, right provider,
right place, and that is high quality and cost-effective.
Drives integration and alignment of various clinical and
operational strategies for the network.
Supports and develops network commitment to improving health,
the experience of health, and lowering costs.
Responsible for the development and oversight of all population
health and care integration programs.
In partnership with the Chief Population Health Officer,
oversees all Population Health operations and provides high-level
direction and consultation, review, and direction to all
departments, hospitals, practices, and continuum partners.
Evaluates infrastructure and resources to maintain contemporary
approaches to the least restrictive patient placement across the
Develops and maintains a state-of-the-art approach for the
Population risk stratification and segmentation;
Understanding and impacting social determinants/influencers of
Addressing disparities in health outcomes and care processes
that produce them;
Evidence-based management of chronic conditions;
Appropriate representation of the clinical conditions and
severity of illness for the populations served;
Effective use and maximization of care integration and
Maximization of preventative and wellness opportunities;
Quality measurement and reporting;
Assessing patient experience and satisfaction; and
Seeking appropriate clinical input and involvement.
Provides strategic input into alternative payment model
contracts and other contract negotiations, e.g. care model design,
reimbursement, structure and approach for bundle payment models,
Centers of Excellence, Direct to Employer, and capitation
Oversees the development of departments, network, and
programmatic level metrics and targets for purposes of delivering
on expected outcomes.
Implements process improvement efforts to accelerate and drive
an agenda of operational efficiency and clinical excellence.
Ensures data requirements are met for required external
reporting (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payers, and clinical
Revises guidelines, plans, policies, and procedures to support
programmatic, regulatory, and compliance needs.
Responsible for regional and programmatic operating and
technology budgets associated with population health and
Ensures effective processes are in place to foster open lines of
communication with leadership, physicians, and staff relating to
Ensures information is communicated vertically and laterally
across the network as needed, and keeps leadership informed of any
Develops a collaborative team-based environment that drives
clinically appropriate outcomes across the continuum.
Develops and implements mechanisms for promoting the educational
advancement and leadership development of patient care staff
Maintains community affiliations to support and promote network
Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional
growth and development to keep with the latest trends in
Chairs or supports Board level committees and participates on
appropriate committees and workgroups across the network.
Performs other job duties as required by SOHO
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the
Qualifications and Competencies:
A Master’s degree or equivalent in healthcare, business, or
relevant discipline is required. A clinical background is highly
A minimum of ten years of experience in an executive leadership
role (e.g., Chief Operating or Integration Officer, Senior Vice
President, Vice President, etc.) within a managed care setting,
clinically integrated network, or accountable care
Minimum of five years of experience in a payor contracting role
(Manager or Director of Contracting)
Experience managing employee health and/or occupational health
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Substantial working knowledge of accountable care processes,
payor contracting, and the fundamentals of clinical
Sound understanding of principles and current best practices and
the discipline of population health with a solid understanding of
value-based care principles and industry trends.
An understanding of current population health management
strategies such as health education, case and disease management,
demand management, resource utilization, and risk assessment.
Experience in advancing care management and utilization review
to effectively place patients in the right setting and organize
resources with a systems mindset.
Possess a significant understanding of the full continuum of
care and the movement of patients to the appropriate setting.
Extensive knowledge and experience leading and managing complex
organizational change and performance improvement.
Excellent analytical, tactical, execution, and organizational
abilities required, conceptualizing well in unstructured,
fast-paced, dynamic, and multi-functional environments.
Demonstrated ability to skillfully counsel, collaborate,
inspire, and build confidence in others; create alliances, obtain
support and respect from diverse groups and foster an understanding
and commitment to the organization.
Possess a track record of developing a good rapport with
physicians and clinical staff with the ability to grow and maintain
Demonstrated successful program development, change management,
relationship building, and staff development in prior leadership
Highly credible. Must be able to earn respect and trust from the
clinicians, leadership, staff, and physicians.\Has a strong
customer focus and operates with a positive “can-do” philosophy.
Open to new ideas and conveys a high level of personal
Strong business acumen.
Ability to analyze and use data to influence change.
Exposure to, and experience in, the design and implementation of
scalable process and quality improvement activities, including, but
not limited to, LEAN/Six Sigma.
Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills – effective at
Ability to lead and build teams effectively.
Proven success with leading clinical leaders to pursue
operational excellence and effective patient outcomes and strong
A working knowledge of contemporary medical informatics,
clinical decision support systems, and electronic medical records
Knowledge of industry and regulatory program policies,
procedures, and laws.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Desired Personal Characteristics: Comfort working within an
organization preparing for growth.
Strong communicator and negotiator with experience leading
successful diverse teams; ability to foster an environment of
shared accountability; operates with transparency.
Leadership with a focus on conceptualizing vast, game-changing
possibilities, providing the stewardship to bring them to light,
while also committing the tools, training and mentoring to bring
about personal/professional growth across the team.
Capable of functioning in ambiguous environments and handling
multiple diverse tasks simultaneously. Flexible and innovative.
Results-driven; proven ability to drive a strategy that meets
organizational goals and relies on a strong use of analytics and
metrics in decision-making.
Systems-thinking skills with ability to provide thought
leadership across a large, diverse and complex healthcare
Highly analytical with the ability to integrate efforts to
Solid professional judgment.
Leads with transparency and authenticity.
Acumen to constructively balance occasional competing demands of
Physical and mental requirements:
The Physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Ability to work long hours – over eight in a work day, and over
40 in a work week as necessary;
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel
objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or
Frequently is required to walk and sit.
Occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to
The dexterity necessary to utilize a computer keyboard on a
regular basis is essential.
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